The article states the Kansas sales tax is in effect until July 2013. Kansas also has said that revenues collected from the Kansas Lottery and from the casinos would be earmarked for education. We saw how THAT unfolded. It turned into a slush fund for other things, while the state is screaming for more money for education. "July of 2013", huh? Believing that is like believing in the Easter bunny. By 2013, some OTHER "need" will arise, and the taxes will either remain as they are, or increase once(?) again. I've never seen them decrease.
We were also told that our real estate taxes would decrease due to the Legends/Village West complex in Wyandotte County. THAT didn't happen either. I feel it's my responsibility as a taxpayer to reign some of that in by shopping in Missouri as well. In addition, Governor Parkinson, et al, have decided to purge smokers from public bars, etc.,
so they get no sales tax revenue at all from me from bar, restaurant, entertainment venues, etc. I discovered I don't need them, and the local and state coffers will just have to manage without me.
Mr. Miller is correct - raising taxes during a recession is ludicrous. It discourages spending, and during a recession, spending should be encouraged. I'm afraid they'll never get it. Maybe THAT'S why they're always in the red. Same goes for the Feds.