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Kansas legislators’ war on the poor opens worrisome new front: School vouchers and tax avoidance
Kansas legislative leaders have declared war on the poor. They have pushed bills penalizing those receiving government assistance through the House Welfare Reform Committee. They have advocated a flat tax plan that benefits the wealthy at the expense of everyone else. We have watched these proposals unfold in recent weeks, watched and heard the disdain.
It was all deeply cynical politics, daring moderate Republicans and Democrats to vote against popular proposals. But no one should mistake the outright class warfare going on in front of our eyes. Legislative leaders demand the poor sacrifice for the sake of their betters: the rich.
We can all see it. We can all watch the battle unfolding.