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(Yahoo)   Wealthy Missourians are finally getting the tax cut middle-class Missourians need   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 45
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2014-05-06 02:06:32 PM  
the great experiment continues.
 
2014-05-06 02:10:20 PM  
Feel the warmth of my wealth trickling down your leg.
 
2014-05-06 02:18:18 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: Feel the warmth of my wealth trickling down your leg.


It's pure gold! A veritable shower of gold is trickling down!
 
2014-05-06 02:47:11 PM  
As someone who lives in Missouri I see that the idiots have decided to copy Kansas to the race to the bottom, who cares about roads, schools, public safety, et al.
 
2014-05-06 02:48:28 PM  
What constitutes a "wealthy" Missourian, anyway?

Thurston: "What shall we do with the extra money, Lovey?"
Lovey: "Let's get a second mule!"
 
2014-05-06 03:20:30 PM  

MrBallou: What constitutes a "wealthy" Missourian, anyway?


A refrigerator?

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Guess not.
 
2014-05-06 03:37:53 PM  

tobcc: As someone who lives in Missouri I see that the idiots have decided to copy Kansas to the race to the bottom, who cares about roads, schools, public safety, et al.


After Kansas passed its tax cuts Rex put on all his ads saying we'd better do the same, but we were all like, "Well, I don't know..." Now that we see Kansas imploding, we're going full steam ahead.
We just needed some solid proof that it's a truly bad idea before we went ahead and implemented it. That's why they call it the "Show Me State".
 
2014-05-06 03:42:18 PM  
And when revenues crater, the necessary spending cuts will also target programs that primarily benefit the wealthy ha ha ha, no.
 
2014-05-06 04:40:34 PM  

MrBallou: What constitutes a "wealthy" Missourian, anyway?


well, considering the fact that missouri does encompass both st. louis and kansas city, i'd imagine that there are quite a few people who meet that description. not to mention some wealthy farmers in-between.
 
2014-05-06 05:01:52 PM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: And when revenues crater, the necessary spending cuts will also target programs that primarily benefit the wealthy ha ha ha, no.


Or they'll just blame Obama, like Kansas.
 
2014-05-06 05:05:06 PM  
middle class and poor fiscal conservatives, the dumbest Americans?
 
2014-05-06 05:10:58 PM  
As someone who will benefit greatly from this tax cut... what the hell.

A 6% income tax isn't really all that bad in comparison to everything else.  I highly doubt it'll attract anything to Missouri.

Other than reduced funding for education, our horrid roads, etc.
 
2014-05-06 05:11:09 PM  

UncomfortableSilence: Dusk-You-n-Me: And when revenues crater, the necessary spending cuts will also target programs that primarily benefit the wealthy ha ha ha, no.

Or they'll just blame Obama, like Kansas.


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2014-05-06 05:12:12 PM  

MrBallou: What constitutes a "wealthy" Missourian, anyway?


An extra deer tag.
 
2014-05-06 05:12:57 PM  
Missouri's tax cut is a less aggressive version of measures recently enacted in Kansas, which also lowered its top tax rate and fully exempted certain categories of businesses from taxes. Last week, Moody's Investors Service downgraded Kansas' credit rating, citing its sluggish economic recovery. It said the income tax cuts were putting pressure on the budget and creating risk for the state's financial future.
 
2014-05-06 05:21:05 PM  

Smoking GNU: UncomfortableSilence: Dusk-You-n-Me: And when revenues crater, the necessary spending cuts will also target programs that primarily benefit the wealthy ha ha ha, no.

Or they'll just blame Obama, like Kansas.

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True enough. Two birds, one derp.
 
2014-05-06 05:22:31 PM  
'Missouri is open for business and ready to grow'

Apparently, to grow the bank accounts of the wealthy, at the expense of the state, and everyone living here.
 
2014-05-06 05:26:52 PM  

Alphax: 'Missouri is open for business and ready to grow'

Apparently, to grow the bank accounts of the wealthy, at the expense of the state, and everyone living here.


Of course. They're strictly term-limited, so the consequences are somebody else's problem. Plus, the governor is a Democrat, so it's probably all his fault anyway.
 
2014-05-06 05:37:47 PM  
Them damn Demmycrats raising our taxes like always!
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2014-05-06 05:51:30 PM  
Okay, just so I understand this correctly, there's a new tax cut starting in a couple years for the top tax percentages (rich people) and business owners. And that somehow got a Spiffy tag.

And a state full of Red Reps and Senators has a Blue Governor.

Am I right? And is this really being celebrated by the masses?
 
2014-05-06 05:53:58 PM  

Triple Oak: Okay, just so I understand this correctly, there's a new tax cut starting in a couple years for the top tax percentages (rich people) and business owners. And that somehow got a Spiffy tag.

And a state full of Red Reps and Senators has a Blue Governor.

Am I right? And is this really being celebrated by the masses?


I don't know who'd celebrate it, but you have the rest correct.
 
2014-05-06 06:14:01 PM  
Not being familiar with the Missouri income tax but just from reading the article it appears that the state income tax is somewhat regressive in that the highest tax bracket kicks in at only $9K.  This would appear to put even the poorest int he highest bracket.  Almost a flat tax so you know it benefits the wealthy and any reduction will benefit them the most in terms of $ saved.
 
2014-05-06 06:28:38 PM  

Alphax: Triple Oak: Okay, just so I understand this correctly, there's a new tax cut starting in a couple years for the top tax percentages (rich people) and business owners. And that somehow got a Spiffy tag.

And a state full of Red Reps and Senators has a Blue Governor.

Am I right? And is this really being celebrated by the masses?

I don't know who'd celebrate it, but you have the rest correct.


I think the article insinuates that because Reps were so happy to ride that tax cut horse to Victorytown that this would be celebrated by their constituents. I can understand, now that everything else has been verified, that this is not an everyman celebration.

Good luck, Missouri. The southeastern parts of the country continue their sinkhole approach to politics.
 
2014-05-06 06:32:04 PM  
FTFA: "The GOP holds large majorities in both chambers but needed a little Democratic help to accomplish the two-thirds vote required to override this year's veto. The House voted 109-46, with Democratic Rep. Keith English of suburban St. Louis joining all 108 Republicans."

109 + 46 = 155; 155/3 = 51.667 (52); 52*2 = 104.

NO. The Republicans in the House DID NOT need Democrats' help to override the veto. The 108 Republicans who voted for the override were more than the number necessary.

ONE Democrat breaking ranks on a vote that would gain approval regardless of his vote DOES NOT mean Democrats helped fark over the citizens of Missouri.

ONE Democrat voted to fark them over: Rep. Keith English, whose constituents might - or might not, depending on their opinion of the bill - want to ask him some tough questions.

But, the important takeaway here is this: A lone Democrat casting a vote that had zero effect on the outcome = BSABSVR.

Right, David A. Lieb of the Associated Press, author of the article?
 
2014-05-06 06:48:19 PM  
"The extra money could allow a small business owner to provide raises or fund employee health plans, said Brad Jones, the Missouri director of the National Federation of Independent Business. "

Bwhahaha. Yeah. That's exactly what the business owners a re going to do. You sir, are an idiot. Did you miss the entirety of the 80s? Yeah, how'd that trickle down effect work for ya? Just wow.
 
2014-05-06 07:09:16 PM  
Woo hoo!  We're following Kansas off the cliff like Thelma and Louise!
 
2014-05-06 07:23:23 PM  

rumpelstiltskin: tobcc: As someone who lives in Missouri I see that the idiots have decided to copy Kansas to the race to the bottom, who cares about roads, schools, public safety, et al.

After Kansas passed its tax cuts Rex put on all his ads saying we'd better do the same, but we were all like, "Well, I don't know..." Now that we see Kansas imploding, we're going full steam ahead.
We just needed some solid proof that it's a truly bad idea before we went ahead and implemented it. That's why they call it the "Show Me State".


Well, Kansas just showed them a half a billion dollar loss in tax revenue from 2012 to 2013 and a monthly revenue in April $92 million below projections.  I guess that didn't show them enough.
 
2014-05-06 07:49:33 PM  

rugman11: rumpelstiltskin: tobcc: As someone who lives in Missouri I see that the idiots have decided to copy Kansas to the race to the bottom, who cares about roads, schools, public safety, et al.

After Kansas passed its tax cuts Rex put on all his ads saying we'd better do the same, but we were all like, "Well, I don't know..." Now that we see Kansas imploding, we're going full steam ahead.
We just needed some solid proof that it's a truly bad idea before we went ahead and implemented it. That's why they call it the "Show Me State".

Well, Kansas just showed them a half a billion dollar loss in tax revenue from 2012 to 2013 and a monthly revenue in April $92 million below projections.  I guess that didn't show them enough.


That only means that the tax cuts were not big enough. Cut it more, and the revenue surge from new business will cancel the effect.

STUDY IT OUT
 
2014-05-06 07:52:45 PM  
Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.
 
2014-05-06 07:58:50 PM  

Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.


It's bad economics.

If I have to pay $30 less next tax day, what will I do with the money instead? Nothing. Same for most people.
 
2014-05-06 08:06:24 PM  
You think by now I'd know better than to read the comments section in a Yahoo article.

Jebus farking christ....
 
2014-05-06 08:20:04 PM  

Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.


Keeping more of your money is fine if everything is funded properly.

In this country, schools are horrendously under-funded. So let's go ahead and reduce revenues so we can give the schools even less.

LETS FARK OVER OUR CHILDREN!
 
2014-05-06 08:41:10 PM  

qorkfiend: Alphax: 'Missouri is open for business and ready to grow'

Apparently, to grow the bank accounts of the wealthy, at the expense of the state, and everyone living here.

Of course. They're strictly term-limited, so the consequences are somebody else's problem. Plus, the governor is a Democrat, so it's probably all his fault anyway.


Yep. This is another example of why term limits are a bunch of shiat.
 
2014-05-06 09:38:04 PM  
They can't have other states doing worse than them at literacy or public health.
 
2014-05-06 09:52:22 PM  

Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.


Yeah, fark funding infrastructure or education or state social services for the poor.
 
2014-05-06 10:24:19 PM  

Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.


People get to keep a marginal fraction more of their own money and in return their roads, bridges, schools and social safety net go to shiat.  You thought I-70 was bad before?  Better get your suspension upgraded, because it's going to literally be a bumpy ride.
 
2014-05-06 10:25:15 PM  

thanksagainandagain: Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.

Yeah, fark funding infrastructure or education or state social services for the poor.


The joke is that Kansas is imploding.  But hey, at least Studly McJoco gets to keep a few hundred more a year.
 
2014-05-07 12:24:46 AM  

Old enough to know better: You think by now I'd know better than to read the comments section in a Yahoo article.

Jebus farking christ....


LOL, thats actually pretty mild.  I post on another discussion forum thats about politics on the city forums, and those folks make that look like a democratic convention.
 
2014-05-07 04:12:23 AM  
Abe Simpson may have been onto something...
 
2014-05-07 04:13:29 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Abe Simpson may have been onto something...


Metamucil?
 
2014-05-07 07:53:50 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: And when revenues crater, the necessary spending cuts will also target programs that primarily benefit the wealthy ha ha ha, no.


#thanksobama
 
2014-05-07 08:01:29 AM  

Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.


And then blame Obama in five years when the bridges start collapsing because, heck, as long as I get to keep 30 buck s extra bucks per year, every single road can go to hell.
 
2014-05-07 11:35:57 AM  

Mentat: thanksagainandagain: Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.

Yeah, fark funding infrastructure or education or state social services for the poor.

The joke is that Kansas is imploding.  But hey, at least Studly McJoco gets to keep a few hundred more a year.


Yeah, their bond rating was lowered. I'm sure the standard GOP response is, "We shouldn't be borrowing money, anyway." Bunch of idiotic anti-tax panderers. When did the GOP decide to ignore the concept of the social contract, anyway? Around 1980?
 
kth
2014-05-07 08:31:08 PM  

Mentat: Ontos: Oh my god... People get to keep more of their own money.  Clearly, something must be done about this horrifying development.

Or... Maybe people can just keep more of their money and the world won't implode.

People get to keep a marginal fraction more of their own money and in return their roads, bridges, schools and social safety net go to shiat.  You thought I-70 was bad before?  Better get your suspension upgraded, because it's going to literally be a bumpy ride.


One was from my jaw dropping that there's now a farking billboard on I-70 with a farking confederate flag on it. Sometimes I hate Missourah.

/fortunately, I go home and see the rolling hills of the farmland of Missouri outside my window and feel better.
//until my neighbor starts shooting off his cannon.
 
2014-05-08 01:55:37 AM  

kth: One was from my jaw dropping that there's now a farking billboard on I-70 with a farking confederate flag on it. Sometimes I hate Missourah.


(groan)  Where at?
 
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