The Importance Of Sam Brownback On Kansas

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Sam Brownback has made a lasting impression on Kansas, however not necessarily for the right reasons. He thinks he is going at this the right way, and making the right decisions but he is actually ruining our state. We need to get somebody else in office who is going to think about all Kansans, not just the rich. Although, Sam Brownback had to have done something right to get elected as our governor in the first place, we do not want to re-elect him because he is leading the “March to Zero” experiment on Kansas, eliminating spending money on the poor and jobs , as well as cutting millions of dollars of the state 's spending on education. Sam Brownback has come up the the experiment “March to Zero”, to gradually get rid of income taxes …show more content…
Sam Brownback leading the “March to Zero”, he is also trying to change Kansas by eliminating spending money on the poor, and eliminating jobs. He thinks he is helping our state, trying to protect us, however he is actually creating many issues. “The governor’s proposed budget leaves intact the total income tax exemption for owners of about 200,000 businesses who declare their profits on their personal tax forms. That policy, while benefiting some of the state’s wealthiest citizens, is draining revenues without showing evidence of strong job growth.” (Wagner 1). Sam Brownback is a strong conservative governor, he is all for the rich staying rich, with no regards to those who are keeping them wealthy. In fact, he is doing the opposite by cutting jobs that the lower class need, and by doing that, the business owners make more money because they are paying less people. “Most Kansans have ended up paying more in taxes or breaking even. And the less you earn, the larger the percentage of your income goes to taxes. To add salt to the wound, a hike in regressive sales taxes has disproportionately affected the poorest Kansans.” (Goudie 1). Brownback has made it so, that if you earn more money, you pay less in income taxes. Therefore, those who originally paid less in income taxes due to their income each year, they now are paying more to make up for all the money that the wealthy persons are not paying. Eventually, the lower class of Kansas will not have the money …show more content…
Sam Brownback cutting jobs, and raising incomes taxes for the lower class of Kansas, he is also cutting the public school budget. “Pronouncing the state’s school finance formula to be deliberately complex, Brownback has proposed blowing it up. He wants to terminate it at the end of June and work on a new, simpler and cheaper funding plan. In the meantime, schools would receive a set amount of money based on their attendance.” (Wagner 2). During his campaign, Brownback was all for public schooling, and talking up schools, however as soon as he was actually elected, he flipped and now all he wants to do is cut spending on public education. He wants to get rid of the education funding plan, and create a whole new one, which from what he is talking about, is going to be significantly smaller than the funding plan we currently have, which is already too small. He is going to base it off attendance for now, however not every school has the same guidelines when it comes to attendance. Some areas are different, some schools have part time or shortened day, or maybe those kids who do not go to school really want too, they just can’t. Therefore, this plan would not work. “Brownback shared his plans for the current budget cycle on Thursday ahead of a Senate vote on a bill aimed at eradicating a $344 million deficit projected for the end of June. More than half of the money would be taken from funding for K-12 schools.” (Richinick 1). Just when

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