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United for Missouri Supports State Tax Reform Efforts

“The efforts of Senator Bill Eigel and Speaker Pro Tem Elijah Haahr to change Missouri’s antiquated, regressive income tax system are long past due.” said Carl Bearden, CEO of United for Missouri. “These efforts share some common traits while also presenting different ideas to address a state income tax system that needs to change to make Missouri more competitive.”

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Chicken Little Attacks Missouri Tax Reform

In the fable Chicken Little (Henny Penny) the central phrase is – The sky is falling! This can easly and accurately be applied to the supporters of big government spending opposing tax reform in Missouri who are unreasonably afraid and disturbingly incite an unreasonable fear in those around them about tax reform. Sadly there are many Cocky Locky, Ducky Lucky, Drakey Lakey, Goosey Loosey, Gander Lander, Turkey Lurkey and Foxy Loxy followers.

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Tax Reform – Governor Takes Page from Obama Playbook

Last week the Senate perfected the most comphrehensive tax reform package since the state began its current income tax collection system.  Unlike the last major change, a tax increase by Governor Warren Hearnes that overturned a vote of the people not to raise taxes, this package reduces taxes across the board for all! Governor Nixon who continues to follw his modus operandi of being AWOL when important issues are discussed in the legislature, has decided to get engaged.  It’s interesting that he uses a page from Barack Obama’s “the sky is falling” sequestration book! You recall that the President...

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Tax Reform Discussion Gets Serious in Missouri!

There have been a number of tax reform efforts and discussion led by legislators over the years. Representative (now Senator) Ed Emery, Representative Andrew Koenig, former Senator Chuck Purgason, and former Senator Luann Ridgeway have been leaders in the discussion. Until now, they have been legislative voices in the wilderness. That all changed last week!

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