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Last week, Wichita residents voted against big government, defeating a guest tax subsidy which would have amounted to roughly $2.25 million in guest tax revenues over the next 15 years. This success was due in large part to the work of Americans for Prosperity.
The Wall Street Journal published an article on March 6, "A Wichita Shocker: You can beat city hall."
"The elites are stunned, but they shouldn't be. The core issue is fairnessand not of the soak-the-rich kind that President Obama practices. One of the leaders of the opposition, Derrick Sontag, director of Americans for Prosperity in Kansas, says that what infuriated voters was the veneer of "political cronyism," WSJ said.
Join us for the Wichita AFP Chapter meeting at 7 p.m. March 12 at the Alford Branch of the Wichita Public Library (3447 S. Meridian). The group will be watching a portion of the updated and revised DVD series of Dr. Milton Friedman's "Free to Choose." Monday's meeting will feature "The Tyranny of Control," followed by a group discussion. For more information, contact Wichita AFP volunteer coordinator John Todd at email@example.com or AFP Kansas grassroots coordinator Susan Estes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Tax Foundation has released a new study on business taxes, and what they have to say isn't good news for Kansas business owners. "Location Matters -- Business Tax Costs in 50 States," was released last week.
A look at this study shows why Kansas needs tax reform, and why our state government needs to stop picking winners and losers in the marketplace.
The word conservative brings to mind family values, lower taxes, fiscal responsibilityand limited government. Limited government means a government limited in size, in its claim on national wealth, andimportantlylimited in the ends to which governments power is used. It also means federal elected officials must act in the nations best interest and not allow their own parochial concerns to dominate their decision making. A big obstacle on the path to restoring limited government in America is cronyism.
The Kansas Legislature is currently debating tax reform. Tax reform is all about job creation, and that's why we believe legislators must address it this year. Watch the TV ad we launched with the Kansas Policy Institute to see why this is so important.