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Wed Sep 11, 2013, 07:10 PM

Missouri House fails to override veto of income tax cut

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Republican push to cut Missouri’s income taxes failed Wednesday as the state House fell significantly short of the threshold needed to override a veto by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon.

The vote marked a major victory for Nixon, who had traveled extensively across the state warning that the tax cut could jeopardize funding for public education, mental health care and other state services.

Republican legislative leaders had touted the tax cut as an important means of spurring the economy and competing for businesses against Kansas, Oklahoma and other states that have recently cut income taxes. But GOP leaders were unable to hold together their supermajority, as roughly a dozen members sided with the Democratic governor.

The House voted 94-67 for the veto override—significantly shy of the 109 votes required for a two-thirds majority. As a result, the override never was considered by the Senate.

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Mo-House-fails-to-override-veto-of-income-tax-cut-223356731.html

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KansDem Sep 2013 #3
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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 07:16 PM

1. Republican politicians ...

... are cutting fair PROGRESSIVE taxes, like income taxes, and replacing them with unfair REGRESSIVE taxes, like sales taxes. That's what the money-changer Fox News governor of Ohio did!

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 07:19 PM

2. Imagine if Missouri had a teakook governor instead of Jay Nixon.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Wed Sep 11, 2013, 07:41 PM

3. I'm really getting tired of this shit...

Republican legislative leaders had touted the tax cut as an important means of spurring the economy...

It's been proven time and time again that tax cuts will not "spur the economy." If it did, Reaganomics would have produced millions of jobs!

But these Repubs still lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... [font size="1"]and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... and lie... [font size="2"]

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Response to Sherman A1 (Original post)

Sun Sep 15, 2013, 01:53 AM

4. you mean Republicans have more than 109 votes in the house?

Ouch, I had no idea Democrats were doing that badly in the legislature, especially after Nixon just got re-elected.

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