Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MUST READ!!! JACK CASHILL MYTH-BUSTS KANSAS TAX CUT MEDIA HATERATION!!!



In his latest column for Ingram's Conservative columnist Jack Cashill tells the story of a Kansas City IT firm that skipped across the State Line to the Sunflower State thanks to Gov. Sam Brownback's income tax cuts.

The story offers real world deets of controversial legislation and decision making process of small biz owners.

Here's a tragic line that readers of this blog know all to well . . .



"Kansas City had been prompting him to move for most of the 35 or so years the firm had been in the business, 25 of those on the Country Club Plaza. The earnings-tax bite started small and kept growing. Basic city services started strong but kept declining. And lately, water main breaks were playing havoc with the firm’s IT capabilities."

Check the entire tax snipping treatise right here:



Dissecting the Interest in Kansas’ Tax-Rate Cutting

Money quote . . .

"Since the tax cut went into effect, the national media have taken an oddly perverse interest in the Kansas economy. The very same pundits who are still encouraging us to give Obama’s economic policy more time are raining doomsday predictions on a Kansas policy that kicked in more than three years after Obama took office . . .

"The fact that Kansas cut income taxes for everyone who pays them does not hold much interest for the chattering classes. Nor does the fact that in 2013, the first full year of the tax cuts, real GDP for the private sector in Kansas grew at a rate of 2.4 percent. National GDP in that same year grew at 2.2 percent. In 2012, private sector GDP in Kansas rose only 0.5 percent.

"The media continue to remind Kansans—anyone who will listen, for that matter—that the state’s private job growth still lags behind the region and nation, but, as The Wall Street Journal reports, “Since the tax cuts took effect in January 2013, Kansas has actually whittled the employment gap with neighboring states.”"
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In the end, this economic debate is the only one that Rep. Paul Davis is willing to engage in and these inconvenient stories and stats not only challenge his tax cut criticism but might very well take apart his only argument and leave him touting higher taxes for the Sunflower state which isn't really a proposition that's popular with voters.

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12 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Has he determined whether liberal or conservative candidates send the most unsolicited bulk email? I think they are likely even, with most voters seeing spam from candidates on their end of the political spectrum.

Anonymous said...

The right wing propaganda machine is desperately trying to spin kansas' failed reaganomics experiment, but the facts don't lie.

Extremists and their outdated wealth consolidation scheme have turned the state into a 3rd world country more concerned with advancing a theocratic, unAmerican agenda than with managing the fiscal affairs of government in a manner consistent with American ideals.

Anonymous said...

Jack is certifiable.

Anonymous said...

He is a myth-builder not a myth-buster.

Anonymous said...

Did Jack ever get to the bottom of Obama's social security number?

That was riveting stuff that one.

Anonymous said...

This guy is a fucking loony tune. Johnson county is raising my property taxes to make up for my income tax cut, which is higher.

Brownback is done.... At least I hope

Anonymous said...

Didn't Johnson County decide NOT to raise property taxes for now?

Anonymous said...

Whittled the gap means thet are still behind! Behind Missouri, behind Oklahoma, behind Nebraska and waaay behind Colorado!

Anonymous said...

Is Jack Opus Di also? Does he self flagulate too? Is it true he was an alter boy for Finn growing up? Enough said...

Anonymous said...

Cashill is like the rest of the T-Party mouthpieces, spouting statistics which they've bent to support their policies. They've been good at it too. More of the trickle down bs. If you get the tax cuts you're trickling down. Everyone else is getting trickled on. Fact is that there are serious issues in education and poverty in Kansas that the numbnut conservatives are willing to punt on. Kansas is heading into a downward spiraling revenue period that will require either stealing more money from the state highway fund or making drastic cuts in state programs and services. If you're ok with that then follow Jack Cashill and the rest of his pals down the slippery slope to make Kansas like Mississippi.

Anonymous said...

Liberal or conservative had nothing to do with it.

The explanation above is a lot of verbiage to say one pretty simple thing:

These guys got the hell out of Killer City because it has become an oppressive Third World slum.

How long until people refer to KCMO as a decrepit and dangerous suburb of Johnson County, Kansas?

Anonymous said...

Do not particularly care for Brownback, I think he hurt a lot of people, only time will tell if there is a pay back.