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Wed May 7, 2014, 09:49 AM

so the legislature over-rode Nixon's veto on tax cuts

Hard to get details on what is all in the bill other than cutting the TOP rate from 6% to 5.5%.

KCTV5 mentioned it only in passing that a household making $44,000 a year would get a tax cut of $40 or so (I cannot remember the exact number and they didn't mention it at all at 10).

Oooh, $40. Almost $3.50 a month - a whole gallon of gas.

Well a family making ten times that much will get FIFTY times as much in tax cuts - $2,020 a year. And a family making $4.4 million a year will get a cut of $21,820.

ITEP notes that "76 percent of the tax reduction would fall to the wealthiest 20 percent of Missourians."


But that was a deal that EVEN Nixon was agreeing to.

Just another way our society becomes more unequal.

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Wed May 7, 2014, 10:11 AM

1. Missouri really needs to elect some Dems to the legislature

"The GOP holds large majorities in both chambers but needed a little Democratic help to accomplish the two-thirds vote required to override this year's veto. The House voted 109-46, with Democratic Rep. Keith English of suburban St. Louis joining all 108 Republicans. The GOP-led Senate voted Monday to override the veto on a party-line 23-8 vote."


By my calculation, they did not even need any Democratic help to get over that veto. 108-47 is still almost 70%, well over 2/3.

Missouri only voted for Romney by 54-44. It is sad that the legislature is so lopsided in favor of Republicans, especially with both Nixon and McCaskill getting re-elected in 2012.

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Thu May 8, 2014, 02:31 PM

2. this is part of the problem of the party ignoring local elections

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and Nixon also wouldn't campaign for Dem legislators


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