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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric7216 View Post
    Odd that you use Kansas as the example. Kansas is doing very well financially, with a debt to revenue ratio of 37%. The average for the country is 51% and some states, like Illinois and New Jersey, are at 75% and 95% respectively.
    Fair example-
    Kansas faces $346 budget deficit in current fiscal year | The Kansas City Star

    Look to Louisiana for a fiscal mess of epic proportions.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...eform-and-fast
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Except you can't do that since everything is dependent on government spending these days.
    Sure you can, we had less spending for two years due to the sequester.
    They could cut spending now. a lot of waste and useless spending going on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    That is very true.

    His stated M.O. seems to be:

    Tax cuts for all, especially the wealthy and corporations, and huge unbudgeted spending on infrastructure, wall, etc.

    And no one seems to think this might be an impossibility, for some reason. Like we live in some alternate reality universe.
    Kinda like the unbudgeted war that Bush waged.

    Well in 4 years Trump can lay the bill on the next POTUS, just like Bush did.

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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    $350 million is 2% of the $18 billion in revenues for Kansas so Kansas is still much better than most other states in debt to revenues. A bigger issue for Kansas is underfunded public pension liabilities. Kansas is tied for 6th worst in the country, with Hawaii and only ahead of poorly managed Connecticut, Illinois, Louisiana, and some others.

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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    The legislature is likely to roll back a tax cut on small businesses Brownback signed in 2012, while also raising gas taxes.
    Funny how they are not looking into rolling back tax cuts on the wealthy and big businesses. I guess the people who are really running Kansas, the Koch's, only wanted to target the little guys.

    Of ALL the things I don't understand about the modern GOP and the GOP base is WHY in God's name the Middle Class working Republicans constantly vote to cut their own throats by swallowing the GOP's 'cut taxes on the rich BS' which has been shown over and over to hurt the MC working people.

    They really care more if gays marry then their own wallets and financial well being? My God!
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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialD View Post
    A real fiscal conservative doesn't believe that. your supposed to also decrease expenditure for it to work. unfortunately dems and reps both love to spend our money.
    The old adage from years ago was dems=tax and spend, repubs=borrow and spend.

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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    The old adage from years ago was dems=tax and spend, repubs=borrow and spend.
    And I would say for the most part that's pretty accurate.
    The important part is the spending. unless you can control spending it doesn't matter how much revenue you have or money you can borrow.

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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by BrewerBob View Post
    I had never thought about how more fuel efficient vehicles cut into tax revenue.
    California already has some of the highest gas taxes and are considering higher taxes due to electrics, diesels, hybrids and other high efficiency vehicles.

    My last car was a diesel running approx 50MPG, my new car is gas and approx 40MPG.

    Huge difference from older 20-30 MPG vehicles.
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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    I'm sure they'll tax everyone but those most able to afford it, like the billionaires
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    Slavery also doesn't necessarily have to be terrible.

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    Re: Red states mull higher taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by SenorXm/Sirius View Post
    Funny how they are not looking into rolling back tax cuts on the wealthy and big businesses. I guess the people who are really running Kansas, the Koch's, only wanted to target the little guys.

    Of ALL the things I don't understand about the modern GOP and the GOP base is WHY in God's name the Middle Class working Republicans constantly vote to cut their own throats by swallowing the GOP's 'cut taxes on the rich BS' which has been shown over and over to hurt the MC working people.

    They really care more if gays marry then their own wallets and financial well being? My God!
    Yep, drive thru any small town and you will see confederate flags (even where there was no confederacy), praise jesus, and trump signs everywhere. Not the brightest bunch, that's for sure
    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    Slavery also doesn't necessarily have to be terrible.

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