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Thu Mar 7, 2013, 07:54 PM

Brownback to national viewers: 'We're seeking tax refugees'

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Source: KC Star

“We’re seeking tax refugees,” Brownback told Bloomberg TV in an interview Thursday morning. “So anybody watching this show, whether you’re in New York or anywhere, come to Kansas.”

Brownback’s staff said he is also making appearances on Varney & Co. on the Fox Business channel this morning, Your World with Neil Cavuto on Fox News at 3 p.m. Central, Lou Dobbs Tonight on the Fox Business channel at 6 p.m., the Squawk Box on CNBC at 5:50 a.m. Friday and America’s Newsroom on Fox at 8:10 a.m. Friday.

“I want to attract people and human capital into the state,” Brownback said in the Bloomberg interview.

The Governor is also taping an interview expected to air later on Yahoo! News, and he is conducting interviews with the Wall Street Journal, Brownback spokeswoman Sara Arif said Thursday.


Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/03/07/4105905/brownback-to-national-viewers.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:00 PM

1. Our national race to the bottom continues...

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:01 PM

2. Yea. Well people demand services. Once you attract

more of them (which I doubt will happen), especially New Yorkers, you'll have to start providing services (other than abortion control) and then you'll have to raise taxes.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:05 PM

3. "Dear righties, we set up a fund to help poor rich refugees get to Kansas via yacht. Please help."

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:06 PM

4. Oh, gov, I'll be arriving by bus


With my backpack and blanket. Anything to escape those oppressively high taxes that left me homeless. I'm sure you're be generous with that social safety net.

What? You expected me to be wealthy? How many refugees have money, gov?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:16 PM

5. What must be my net worth

to be oppressed?

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. Raise you hand if you're hot to move to Kansas?!

Let's look at this rationally shall we! Let's say you have work and live around NYC, or maybe Boston. Yeah, they are expensive and sometimes stressful places to live. But your close to places that are dynamic and exciting. They are rich in culture and opportunities. Food, theater, art, nightlife, social diversity, lots of available education if one wishes to further and education. And if you want to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city, you can easily get away to beaches in the summer, see the colors in the fall, or skiing in the mountains during the winter.

Now Sam Brownback is asking you to give all that up to move to .....***(drumroll)***...Topeka? Seriously?

I am not taking Brownback's little media campaign as a good sign.

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Response to freethought (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 09:00 PM

7. No thanks!!

It's a sign of desperation. The state is going to be in a deep hole if the don't come up with more tax revenue. They've cut business taxes so much they are falling behind. Next on the hit list will be funding for education.

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Response to freethought (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 09:30 PM

10. Sure Sam has fucked us over

but are you really going to be pretentious enough to decide that there is nothing in Kansas that is cultural? Are you really going to be pretentious enough to say there is no cultural diversity or nightlife or art? Are you really going to be that ignorant? Yes, Topeka. Seriously.

While I would never recommend people move to Kansas to satisfy Sam Brownback I will say there are people like you that I hope definitely stay away. Apparently you do not have what it takes to live here and work to change things.

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Response to freethought (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 12:26 AM

14. whether you’re in New York or anywhere, come to Kansas.”

K

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Response to freethought (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 12:55 AM

15. Actually, I live in Topeka KS, and it isn't THAT bad-

Lawrence is fairly cultural, and so is the KC area. In fact, if I had my way I could live in Lawrence the rest of my life, maybe.

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Response to cecilfirefox (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 02:23 PM

17. I stand corrected.

I made an incorrect assumption. Sorry to all!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 09:05 PM

8. great, let's get all the racist and fascist christians to move to kansas, meaning it will be easier

to take over the states they are leaving win-win

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 09:11 PM

9. I knew a lot of people in the military and government who were FROM Kansas.

Not a one of them cared to return.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 09:51 PM

11. Doesn't he realize there are other states with no income tax?

Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, Wyoming and Alaska. Any "tax refugees" would have already moved to one of those states. D'oh!

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:00 PM

12. State tax refuges are old news

States with no individual income tax

States with no state individual income tax are in red, states taxing only dividend and interest income are in yellow.

Alaska – no individual tax but has a state corporate income tax. Like New Hampshire, Alaska has no state sales tax. Alaska has an annual Permanent Fund Dividend, derived from oil revenues, for all citizens living in Alaska after one calendar year, excepting some convicted of criminal offenses.

Florida – no individual income tax but has a 5.5% corporate income tax. The state once had a tax on "intangible personal property" held on the first day of the year (stocks, bonds, mutual funds, money market funds, etc.), but it was abolished at the start of 2007.

Nevada – has no individual or corporate income tax. Nevada gets most of its revenue from gambling and sales taxes.

New Hampshire – has an Interest and Dividends Tax of 5%, and a Business Profits Tax of 8.5%. A Gambling Winnings Tax of 10% went into effect July 1, 2009 and was repealed May 11, 2011. New Hampshire has no sales tax.

South Dakota – no individual income tax but has a state corporate income tax on financial institutions.

Tennessee has a 6% tax on income received from stocks and bonds not taxed ad valorem. In 1932, the Tennessee Supreme Court struck down a broad-based individual income tax that had passed the General Assembly, in the case of Evans v. McCabe. However, a number of Attorneys General have recently opined that, if properly worded, a state income tax would be found constitutional by today's court, due to a 1971 constitutional amendment.

Texas – no individual income tax but imposes a franchise tax on corporations. In May 2007, the legislature replaced the franchise tax with a gross margins tax on businesses (sole proprietorships and some partnerships were automatically exempt; corporations with receipts below a certain level were also exempt as were corporations whose tax liability was also below a specified amount), which was amended in 2009 to increase the exemption level. The Texas Constitution places severe restrictions on passage of an individual income tax and use of its proceeds.

Washington – no individual tax but has a business and occupation tax (B&O) on gross receipts, applied to "almost all businesses located or doing business in Washington." It varies from 0.138% to 1.9% depending on the type of industry.

Wyoming has no individual or corporate income taxes.



IIRC, Oregon has no sales tax, so if you live in Washington and shop in Oregon, you can make out OK.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Thu Mar 7, 2013, 10:02 PM

13. Come and enjoy the great culture and the scenic views of Kansas.

Yeah. Sure. Kansas is the perfect launchpad for the jet set. I can picture that.

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Response to pstokely (Original post)

Fri Mar 8, 2013, 01:07 AM

16. Translation

"People are willing to work for peanuts here bring your sweatshops umm i mean min wage jobs"

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