On Tuesday a group of Republican Governors gathered at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in New York and discussed tax policy. One of the participants was Kansas Governor Sam Brownback. Brownback spoke about the need to reduce income tax rates in Kansas and eventually eliminate them. Brownback said that he believes this will unleash the pent up economic activity that has been hibernating in Kansas for the last decade.
The need to reduce taxes to spur economic growth was echoed by many of the other participants such as governor Chris Christie, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallen, and Maine Governor Paul LePage. There was also great talk about how states such as New York and California are losing population and business to states that have lower income tax rates. Brownback acknowledged that Kansas could benefit from this a great deal due to the loss of population in recent years.
The overall message that was pushed at he conference is that the best way for the government to spur economic activity is to get out of the way and let the free market work. The Governor Brownback and the others gathered in New York recognize the potential of the free market and they are leading the way to reducing tax rates to create a more prosperous Kansas, and America
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