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(Yahoo)   Wealthy Missourians are finally getting the tax cut middle-class Missourians need   (news.yahoo.com ) divider line
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1379 clicks; posted to Politics » on 06 May 2014 at 4:59 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-05-06 05:01:52 PM  
3 votes:

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 10:24:19 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:53:58 PM  
2 votes:

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 05:22:31 PM  
2 votes:
'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 05:12:57 PM  
2 votes:
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 02:47:11 PM  
2 votes:
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 08:20:04 PM  
1 vote:

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 07:23:23 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:48:19 PM  
1 vote:
"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 06:32:04 PM  
1 vote:
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 06:28:38 PM  
1 vote:

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 06:14:01 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:51:30 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:12:12 PM  
1 vote:

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


An extra deer tag.
2014-05-06 05:10:58 PM  
1 vote:
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 05:05:06 PM  
1 vote:
middle class and poor fiscal conservatives, the dumbest Americans?
2014-05-06 04:40:34 PM  
1 vote:

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 03:42:18 PM  
1 vote:
And when revenues crater, the necessary spending cuts will also target programs that primarily benefit the wealthy ha ha ha, no.
2014-05-06 03:37:53 PM  
1 vote:

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".
 
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