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Think again.

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.


New Missouri Rule: if the governor governs right of center you can’t call him a “liberal” (July 1, 2013)

Bill signing Kabuki (July 12, 2013)

Rep. Chris Kelly (D): HB 253 – “I’d like to know what your opinion is.” (July 19, 2013)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r): probably not gonna sustain the Governor’s veto of HB 253 (August 19, 2013)

Sec. of State Jason Kander (D) to Texas Gov. Rick Perry (r): You forgot about that Medicaid thing? (August 23, 2013)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r) to UCM on HB 253: I don’t care, I’d rather be the new Speaker Pro Tem (August 24, 2013)

Rep. Denny Hoskins (r): your constituents know what you’re doing to them (August 26, 2013)

HB 253: Because those dissolute leeches at the public trough should shut up, that’s why! (August 28, 2013)

Missouri Democratic Party on HB 253: Yes, yes, let’s talk about Texas Gov. Rick Perry (r)…. (August 28, 2013)

AG Chris Koster (D) to Speaker Jones (r) on HB 253: you all certainly made a mess of things… (August 29, 2013)

Speaker Tim Jones (r) and HB 253: hone your legal analytical skills litigating birth certificates (August 30, 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)