Congressional District 4 (117th Congress), Missouri
Source: 2019 American Community Survey 1-Year Estimates
Income and Benefits
(In 2019 inflation-adjusted dollars) Estimate
Total households 293,159
Less than $10,000 17,566
$10,000 to $14,999 14,675
$15,000 to $24,999 30,642
$25,000 to $34,999 31,526
$35,000 to $49,999 41,747
$50,000 to $74,999 54,755
$75,000 to $99,999 39,300
$100,000 to $149,999 39,377
$150,000 to $199,999 12,519
$200,000 or more 11,052
Median household income (dollars) $53,237
Mean household income (dollars) $70,829
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Hiking taxes to pay for President Biden’s massive wish list spending is the last thing American families and small businesses need.
And, as usual, there is much hilarity in the responses:
Tell us Rep. Hartzler: how much are your taxes going up? It will only raise taxes on couples who make more than $800,000. My taxes aren’t going up because I’m not that rich.
Everyone should know that Republicans like @RepHartzler called Social Security “socialism”, and Republicans like @RepHartzler called Medicare “Marxism”, all to protect their corrupt privilege, and out of dripping disdain for working men and women. [….]
Hartzler never looks at facts. She doesn’t believe in science , but she is great around the kitchen with that Home Economics degree.
I wish I had enough wealth to to pay higher taxes. What makes you so special to justify your resentment to helping America, Vicky?
Thank goodness then, that they are hiking taxes for the most wealthy Americans and the large corporations. It will help take the burden off the rest of American families and small businesses who could really use the help.
I was going to point out that this is another #HartzlerLieOfTheDay, but everyone else did an outstanding job. [….]
Yeah, that’s why you shouldn’t ever take farm subsidies. Oh wait…
Middle income and lower American families and small businesses will be the last to pay any new taxes, unlike BIG businesses and HIGH income families.
It’s corporate America’s punishment for not doing enough over the last 4 years. They were given the opportunity but chose to put personal interests ahead of community.
Wait didn’t you get farm subsidies so I guess the taxes he is proposing will affect you, right? Always looking out for your personal interests & those of your donors but not your working class constituents like me. Also quit lying. Anyway, I can’t wait to vote against you again.
But hiking taxes will not add to the deficit, and it is coming from the wealthy, not the middle class or small businesses. We need the cash.
Maybe instead of giving millions in tax breaks to the 1% & inflating our deficit $2 trillion we can start having the rich pay their fair share? The rich profit by using our tax funded roads, bridges, dams, internet but they pay very little in taxes bcz of the GQP tax deal.
SMALL businesses and most Americans won’t see tax hikes dummy
Direct. To the point.
hooray. his plan won’t raise taxes on moat American families and small businesses!
but… it would likely impact you, Vicky
Shouldn’t have given 2 trillion tax cut to the wealthy and we’d have that much more money to take care of the country
Hiking taxes on the wealthy to improve our communities is a good thing.
It’s *not* socialism, it’s returning tax rates to where they used to be, for corporations and for the rich.
It’s not on us as u well know. It’s on the same ones that u and your Republican gave a unnecessary tax cut to a few years ago.
TRICKLE DOWN has never worked for anyone other then the rich
Here’s a thought…. the wish list would not be so long and amount would not be so high if the elements he’s addressing were not neglected for so long. What I see is someone willing to get things done for the benefit of our country. Tweeting is not governing. Get to work.
You’d think so, but, no.
Middle class American families won’t be affected much, if at all and his policies are enjoying bipartisan popularity with folks.
Let’s give them a whirl, while you sit this one out.
Send back your stimulus checks..
.Socialism and social spending ARE NOT the SAME THING! Either the January 6th Party is just plain stupid or they purposely put out misinformation to confuse the electorate.
Bless your heart [….]
Hiking taxes on people who make over $400,000 a year isn’t a problem. Lying repugs who support insurrection is the problem. The only real question is what repugs are gonna do if enough of their base finally wakes up.
Jesus Christ. Your party has spent DECADES not doing anything and now our country is falling apart. Corporations — not “families or small businesses” — will once again be paying their fair share, and we can a) start fixing things and then b) start building new things
Try doing something productive with your time as my representative, like making my life and my family’s life and my friends’ lives better, instead of just banging the drum against non-existent “socialism”.
How much percentage of American families earn $400,000k a year?
Is that why you cut taxes for the rich? Why weren’t American families your concern then?
You’re an American Nightmare.
We’re tired of living in your Republican shitsscape evangelical caliphate. Kick rocks.
Are you new? Or just stupid?
You were perfectly okay with higher taxes on the middle class when Trump did it. Now you’re butthurt because Biden wants the 1% to pay their fair share.
Stop gaslighting your constituents and get some damn morals. The rich should be taxed far more.
Hiking taxes on ***the upper class & big corps*** is exactly what american families need. Not even the upper-middle class. Just the folks who donate big $$$ to people like you to push big BS like this. They’re the only ones who aren’t contributing their fair share.
So all your constituents returned
their socialist stimulus checks?
and are opting out of Social Security?
What a bunch of hypocrites.
1) individuals’ taxes will not go up under Biden’s plan except for those portions of taxable income over $400,000/year.
2) Biden’s plan is not socialism.
Oh please, stop pedaling your lies. Corporations haven’t done a damn thing for anyone since Obama AND Trump reduced the tax rate. You make me sick! Do you realize how many poor folk live in your district, lol
Oh please. We all heard president Biden say the tax rates with be raised for people making over 400k. That represents a small percentage of American. 55 large corporations paid ZERO federal taxes last year. Most Americans don’t pay ZERO in federal taxes
Stop your bullshit
Raising taxes on corporations and supper rich will have no effect on working class . It’s what Americans deserve . No more trickle down economics by the GOPQ.
This isn’t socialism. My god, do they not sell dictionaries to conservative idiots?
You’re a moron. If you don’t believe in government, then get out of it.
The Vice President is living rent free inside Vicky Hartzler’s (r) head. Today:
Rep. Vicky Hartzler @RepHartzler
Is Vice President Kamala Harris now more likely to go to the border or space first?
[….] 12:49 PM · May 4, 2021
Someone never got out of junior high school, either. It’s the mean lunch table.
As usual, the responses are hilarious:
I imagine both will happen before you admit lying about the VP and her book.
We should explore the space between your ears.
#Seditionist sez, “What?”
Is @RepHartzler more likely to defend the Constitution or a father who objectifies his own daughter?
I’d say both are more likely than you holding a open town hall meeting
Seems to be living in that head of yours
We noticed that, too.
What are the gop primary policy goals right now? Your last several tweets are about the border. Even if you perceive it as a problem, you have to admit you failed to offer any solutions when your party held power. Do you have nothing to offer for Missourians?
Ep. 62: “Flood The System With Empathy” w/ guest Rachel Gonzalez
MAY 3RD, 2021 | 01:34:47 | E62
Host Adam Sommer gives an openings statement about the message of Mr. Rogers. Then Rachel Gonzalez joins the show for a chat about her experiences as a young woman in politics. Then Sean Diller and Rachel Parker join Adam for Talkin’ Politics talking GOP lack of empathy, Biden’s approval numbers, and Families package.
Special thank you to the folks at Gaslight Nation for the excellent work and inspiration to do even more.
States in the Southeast and lower Great Plains have borne the brunt of the closure crisis. States experiencing the highest number of rural hospital closures since 2010 include Texas (20), Tennessee (12), Oklahoma (7), Georgia (7), Alabama (6) and Missouri (6). Our analysis shows that hospitals located in states that have not adopted Medicaid expansion have lower median operating margin and have a higher percentage of rural hospitals operating with a negative operating margin (see Figure 2). Of the eight states with the highest levels of closures since 2010, none are Medicaid expansion states.
Similarly, states with the highest number of ‘at risk’ facilities are Texas (36), Kansas (19), Missouri (15), Nebraska (14) and Mississippi (13). While Nebraska has seen only one rural hospital close since 2010, Missouri has lost six and Kansas and Mississippi have each lost five.
Denny Hoskins (r) [2017 file photo].
What the right wingnut controlled Missouri General Assembly spends its time on – an email update from Denny Hoskins (r):
District 21 Capitol Report, Week of 04-29-2021
Week of April 26, 2021
Fighting the Fight
This week one of the most anticipated bills of the 2021 legislative session came up for debate in the Senate chamber. The initial discussion on Senate Bill 39, the Second Amendment Preservation Act, went as might be expected. Proponents of the bill (which I am proudly one of) argued the measure is necessary to protect the rights of Missourians in the face of gun control proposals from the current administration in Washington, D.C. The bill would exempt Missouri from any federal laws that restrict the right to keep and bear arms in violation of the U.S. and Missouri Constitutions. Opponents of the bill held the floor with inquiries and amendments. This went on for several hours before the sponsor laid the bill on the informal calendar. I’m confident we’ll have another opportunity to pass SB 39 (or the House version) before the end of session on May 14. It won’t be easy, and I’m bracing for a hard-fought effort to overcome opposition if we’re going to get this through to the finish.
Also this week, the Senate debated my Senate Bill 98. A comprehensive package of legislation relating to gaming in Missouri, the bill is the result of five years of work and compromise. I have met with any and every party willing to come to the table to negotiate a regulatory framework for gaming in our state. Fellow legislators, regulators, concerned citizens and businesses of all sizes have consistently been willing to work with me in this endeavor.
I believe the measure I presented to the Senate this week would finally address the proliferation of illegal gaming machines across Missouri, while providing increased opportunities for the state’s residents to participate in games and place wagers in a legal, regulated gaming environment. The legislation would authorize a system of video lottery terminals, and bring sports bets out of the shadows. Together, these activities could provide more than $200 million in new revenue for education and veteran’s programs in our state.
I am disappointed the discussions surrounding SB 98 eventually reached an impasse on the Senate floor. However, I am not discouraged. I believe Missourians desire safe, legal and fair gaming opportunities and I am convinced our schools and veteran’s facilities could benefit greatly from these activities. I will continue to work with anyone willing to engage in honest, productive discussions about ending illegal gambling in our state and replacing it with regulated games that benefit all Missourians.
In other legislative action, my Senate Bill 152 received a “do pass” recommendation from the House Elementary and Secondary Education Committee. This bill brings Missouri’s 529 education savings program in line with federal 529 plans and also expands gifted education programs in local schools. I’m hopeful the full House will approve this bill, and we can get it sent to the governor’s desk.
Finally, the Senate approved its version of the state budget this week. Next week, the differences between the House and Senate appropriations bills will be sorted out by a conference committee, with members from both chambers. A final version of the Fiscal Year 2022 operating budget will need to be approved by the full General Assembly prior to 6 p.m. Friday, May 7. All eyes were on the Senate chamber Wednesday night to see whether we would appropriate money for Medicaid expansion. We did not. I joined with 19 other members of the Senate to vote to defeat Medicaid expansion. My vote to oppose the increase is consistent with the will of the voters of my district, as well as my promise to oppose Medicaid expansion that I made to voters in 2016 and 2020.