What's a matter with Kansas Republican Officials?

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Welcome to Kansas – where Republicans are taxing the poor to pay for tax cuts for the rich. The Kansas tax committee approved legislation last week that would force a half-million poor people who make $25,000 or less to pay about $72 more in taxes a year – while giving 21,000 people who make more than $250,000 a year a tax cut of $1,500.

This is coming from the state that already has one of the most regressive tax systems in the nation – where the poorest 20% of Kansans pay more than 9% in taxes – while the top 1% pay just 6%. Reagan tried out this strategy of giving rich people all the money they want while hoping it would trickle down to the rest of us – and it failed miserably.

Yet – that’s exactly what Republicans in Congress want to do and what Republicans in Kansas ARE doing it. The only thing trickle-down economics does is produce a nation of peons.

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One of many reasons why this native Kansan and KU grad lives in Portland.

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It's pretty well known that raising taxes on the many and cutting taxes on the few increases the wealth of the few. Kansas Republicans aren't dumb. Sociopathic, perhaps, for their eagerness to increase poverty and human suffering for personal gain..., but they aren't stupid

There is nothing wrong with Kansas Republicans that a few years of intensive psychotherapy couldn't deal with. A lot of sociopathic conditions can be treated...or at the least, made less severe. There is of course, always the padded room and lock-down for severe cases like "Hannibal Lector" (Silence of the Lambs fame.).

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I recommend sending them to OZ

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Quote DRC:

I recommend sending them to OZ

You'd have to sneak the Kansas Legislators past ;the Wicked Witch of the North. She doesn't want the competition.

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Or it could be the prison show, do not pass go.

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