An editorial in today’s St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Editorial: Another magical, destructive tax-cut bill must die
Republicans in the Missouri Legislature, having performed their annual tax-cut pageant for extremist political donors, can now relax and wait for Gov. Jay Nixon to take them off the hook.
There may be a few members of the GOP who actually believe the fairy tale that cutting taxes by anywhere from $620 million to $800 million a year will plant magic beans that make the economy grow by more than that amount. We’d like to think that most of them are not simpletons. They’ve seen the disaster that befell Kansas when it climbed the beanstalk. They realize that if a low tax burden were all it took to boost a state’s economy, Missouri would be thriving.
The state already seriously underfunds education, infrastructure and social services. Missourians cannot afford Senate Bill 509, not unless they yearn to live in Mississippi North….
Go. Read the whole thing.
Representative Chris Kelly (D), via Twitter:
Chris Kelly @repckelly
I voted against the tax cut Because it will cost BoCo School Districts $7 million & MU millions more. My job is to help, not hurt them. 8:52 AM – 18 Apr 2014
Sean Nicholson @ssnich
Up is down RT @MOSenate08: Once again, opponents of #peoplestaxcut will lie… Triggers mean no loss of revenue, no education cuts. #SB509 8:21 AM – 18 Apr 2014
Marky Mark @IronyFulfilled
@ssnich @MOSenate08 You actually call it the “people’s tax cut?” That’s pretty ballsy 9:17 AM – 18 Apr 2014
The Glorious Chamber of People’s Deputies wants us all to believe. If by “people” you mean subchapter S corporations, partnerships and limited liability corporations.
Bill signing Kabuki (July 12, 2013)
Rep. Denny Hoskins (r): your constituents know what you’re doing to them (August 26, 2013)
HB 253: any way you slice it (September 11, 2013)
HB 253: Watch out – It’ll be baaaaaaaaaack (September 11, 2013)
SB 509: once more, with feeling (April 17, 2014)