Category Archives: Taxes

Sam Brownback’s Signature Tax Cuts Are No Longer His Tax Cuts, He Says While Destroying What’s Left of Kansas

Just prior to the 2014 election, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback promised that his magic tax cuts would begin working if the people of Kansas simply gave them more time. Brownback was reeleected, but now that it’s clear that his tax … Continue reading Continue reading

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Sam Brownback Will Target the Poor and Working Class to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback has finally unveiled his plan to plug holes in the state budget generated by his signature tax cuts and the plan is to raise fees and taxes on the poor and working class so he can … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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After Court Says Kansas School Budget is “Inadequate,” Gov. Brownback Will Cut Education Even More

Although a district court recently ruled that Kansas’ school budget is unconstitutional, it appears that Governor Sam Brownback is poised to cut school funding even further to plug holes in the state budget generated by his signature tax cuts. But … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Tax Cut Magic

Artist – David Fitzsimmons In other news, the National Fraternal Order of Police union says police officers should be added to federal hate crime laws because the police are an oppressed minority. Or something. Fuck the police. Meanwhile, the trail … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Thanks Obama

Last week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced that the state would cut spending and transfer money from other areas of the budget to fill a hole generated by Brownback’s signature tax cuts. A significant portion of the funds Brownback intends … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Kansas: Here Come the Spending Cuts

As predicted, Kansas Governor Brownback is going to make up for holes in the state budget by cutting spending, not by repealing or reducing his signature tax cuts. via Reuters (Reuters) – Kansas Governor Sam Brownback on Tuesday called for … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Brownback’s Tax Cut Magic Still Isn’t Working, Will Never Work

Governor Sam Brownback told the people of Kansas that his formula of tax cuts and budget cuts would get the economy moving again if they just give it more time and apparently the people bought it because they saw fit … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Tax Cut Magic

As you may already be aware, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback’s economic regimen has backfired. Tax cuts signed into law by his administration have left deep holes in the state budget which resulted in cuts to education, among other things. It’s … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Inversion Whopper

Artist – Bruce Plante In other news, the Pew Research Center went in search of libertarians and they had a hard time finding any. Apparently only 11 percent of Americans correctly identify themselves as libertarian while more identify themselves as … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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Loopholes

Artist – Pat Bagley In other news, Burger King is reportedly planning to buy Tim Hortons and then move their headquarters to Canada so they can pay fewer taxes in what’s known as a “tax inversion.” Meanwhile, Wisconsin Governor Scott … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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The Wealth Gap Widens and Paul Ryan Says Cut Taxes

The US Census Bureau published a report today that, not surprisingly, shows that the wealth gap continues to widen. More significantly, it shows that the wealth gap is growing even among individual demographic groups while it also widens between different … Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading Continue reading

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All For Nothing

Artist – John Cole In other news, Representative Kevin Cramer (R-ND) says he’s “not even sure” if discrimination is a real problem. No one has complained to him before, so it probably doesn’t exist. Meanwhile, Senators Chris Murphy (D) and … Continue reading
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Level Playing Field

Artist – Rob Rogers In other news, Missouri Republicans are pushing a tax cut bill that would cut the state’s revenue by nearly 60 percent or by $4.8 billion annually according to Governor Jay Nixon. Not coincidentally, state Republicans are … Continue reading
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Antonin Scalia Suggests a ‘Revolt’ Against the Government in Response to Tax Hikes

It’s not 100 percent clear the extent to which Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia meant what it sounded like he meant, but tossing around the word “revolt” in the context of a discussion of the U.S. government is never a … Continue reading
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Revolting and Justice Scalia

What a week Justice Scalia is having. He’s all over the place selling the dream. Like a detestable version of Bill Murray, no one will ever believe you when you tell them he’s a Supreme Court justice. Just this past … Continue reading
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We Watched Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld Rant About Taxes So You Don’t Have To

There are few people on cable news as loathsome as Greg Gutfeld. The most flattering assessment of his role on Fox News Channel is that he’s a professional troll. As the host of the late-night program Red Eye, as well … Continue reading
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Deficit Falls for a Fifth Year in a Row

According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit for 2014 will be nearly $200 billion less than 2013, falling from $680 billion to $492 billion thanks in part to record tax revenue. via Bloomberg “This will be the … Continue reading
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Rand Paul: Tax Cheats Are Heroes

An investigation by the Senate investigations subcommittee has found that Caterpillar Inc. avoided paying at least $2.4 billion in taxes since 2000 by transferring money to a shell corporation in Switzerland. According to libertarian boy-wonder Rand Paul, Caterpillar deserves an … Continue reading
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Money Well Spent

Douchey Silicon Valley investor Tim Draper is putting down nearly a million dollars of his own money — $750,000 to be exact — in an effort to divide the state of California into six territories. The proposal — which would … Continue reading
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For President Obama, Everything Is Everything

  Sam Stein and Sabrina Siddiqui put together a piece for the Huffington Post outlining the media’s sensational framing of everything President Obama has encountered during his presidency, some events being a natural phenomenon of the office, but the reality … Continue reading
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