Kansas Truth Caucus Blasts Passage of Largest Tax Increase in History

Topeka, KS – The Kansas Truth Caucus, an organization made up of principled Republican legislators from the Kansas House and Senate, sharply criticized passage of HB 2178 as a plan that raises taxes on the backs of the working poor and the middle class. “This week, liberal Republicans and Democrats, voted to raise taxes on hard-working Kansans who are already struggling to make ends meet. This massive tax hike unfairly targets low and middle-income families, who work hard to support their families. Instead of living with its means, the Kansas Legislature, decided to pass the largest tax increase in state history, which retroactively reaches into the pocketbooks of working families to balance its bloated budget.

Kansans deserve a fair and stable tax structure that they can count on. Ronald Reagan once said, ‘Simple fairness dictates that government must not raise taxes on families struggling to pay their bills.’ Unfortunately, for the hard-working families struggling to pay their bills, the Kansas House failed today to heed this sound advice. Raising taxes without any real effort to reduce spending is counter not only to Republican principles, but also to common sense.”

About the Kansas Truth Caucus

The Kansas Truth Caucus is a coalition of legislators in the Kansas House and Senate who seek to champion and communicate the core conservative principles of limited government, individual liberty, free enterprise and traditional values.

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