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Monday, October 22, 2012
A load of business nonsense in the Star today
You have to see the "As I See It" column in today's Star, if only because it's such irresponsible nonsense:
Missouri must answer Kansas tax cuts
By Brenda Talent and Patrick Ishmail
Special to The Star (1st link, below).
It's these two people's contention that, since the Governor in Brownbackistan has irresponsibly slashed taxes for the wealthy and corporations that we, here in Missouri, must do the same.
Sure, forget fiscal responsibility, forget that we have to balance our budget by state law, sure, forget all that. Just slash taxes. Give corporations even more profits, thereby draining our schools and cities and towns and counties of their funds.
Even the Guv himself admitted his tax cuts are going to cause him, the legislature and the whole state problems:
Brownback concedes his tax cuts will cause big problems
Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback this week finally conceded the truth: The income tax cuts that he signed into law after arch-conservative Republicans pushed them through the Legislature this year will blow a big hole in the state budget for at least the next two years. (See 2nd link, below).
And we're supposed to follow that lead?
Unfortunately, they're serious.
Slashing Missouri's tax base would be grossly irresponsible, for starters, if not downright stupid.
Do we not believe or think our schools and our children and grandchildren need good schools and good education and good teachers and so, our support?
Who, exactly, is going to pave our highways and, more specifically, widen and update I-70 from St. Louis to Kansas City as it needs so badly?
Apparently the Right Wing, Republican dogma about slashing taxes as a way to increase revenue--long left over from Ronnie-the-Raygun's era--is the way to go. These two people are just shills for the very Right Wing Chambers of Commerce, corporations and business.
Their proposal and claims in this column aren't simply nonsense and irresponsible, they're downright stupid.