Tax cut analysis raises alarms, but won’t shift votes

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May 15, 2012 - 12:00 AM

The Kansas Economic Progress Council hired Bernie Koch to analyze tax and budget legislation and serve as a watchdog over other goings-on in Topeka. Mr. Koch took an interest in the tax cut bill that sits on Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk and began to wonder about the consequences of it. 

He asked himself how many jobs it would take to pay for the income tax cut measure in the bill. It was a good question since the measure is being sold as a sure-fire way to stimulate the economy and create jobs. 

Here are his calculations:

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