Wed May 30, 2012, 10:22 PM
LongTomH (4,546 posts)
OK, what's this Brownback asshole up to now? (Updated to answer my own question!)
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First, have you seen his press release on redistricting?
IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 29, 2012
For more information: Sherriene Jones-Sontag 785.368.7138 email@example.com
Governor Brownback: All Legislative Maps Unconstitutional
Kansas City, KS – In his Amicus Brief filed today in Essex v. Kobach currently before the U.S. District Court, Kansas Governor Sam Brownback called on the court to comply with the “one person, one vote” in its court-drawn maps to ensure absolute voter equality.
Gov. Brownback released the following statement regarding today’s filing:
“When redistricting plans are approved through the political process, the U.S. Constitution permits wider latitude to deviate from the ideal population for the districts in question. However, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that court-drawn maps must be held to a higher standard than ones drawn by state legislatures.
“There are many maps in front of the court, but none come close to the stringent standard of equality required by the Constitution for court-ordered plans. It is my hope the court will follow precedent set in Chapman V. Meier and other federal court rulings and adopt a plan that succeeds in meeting the near zero total deviation rule.”
Rachel Maddow has this to say about his tax plan: What's the matter with Kansas New Tax Plan?
To get a good look at the kind of budget policies we might see at the federal level in 2013, take a look at what happened in Kansas in 2012.
Andrew Leonard had this recent piece on Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback's (R) new tax policy: "Here's how it works when conservatives control everything: The wealthy get coddled and the poor get a bum's rush."
Conservative policymakers agreed on a new tax plan that will sharply cut income taxes for wealthy state residents while at the same time raising taxes on the poor. The result, predictably, will be a shortfall in state revenue that will undoubtedly force additional cuts to state services.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities provides the analysis, but you don’t have to trust the left-leaning think tank for the spin. A newly formed group of retired Kansas Republican legislators are also declaring that enough is enough. The bottom line is this: If you’re wealthy enough and smart enough to structure your business affairs correctly, you can avoid both corporate taxes and income taxes. But if you’re poor, you will have to choose between whether you qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, or a state-funded rebate on sales taxes charged on groceries. One or the other! Not both! Because if there is a tax loophole that favors working-class Americans, we’d better close it!
Who knows what evil lurks in this man's heart? Does even The Shadow know?
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