Kansas budget crisis: State tax refunds on hold

Feb 16, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: KansasCity.com

State tax refunds, Medicaid reimbursements and payments to local schools are all on hold because of a political showdown between Kansas legislative leaders and Gov.

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Since: Dec 07

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Feb 17, 2009
 

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What would Coll. Potter do if he couldn't make payroll at the 4077th. Maybe the gang could drink their salaries at Rosies.
Marie

Overland Park, KS

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Feb 17, 2009
 
Trisha wrote:
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Not me..
I think it's an entertaining.
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I'm glad you agree. I thought that's what this place is for ...
Marie

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Feb 17, 2009
 

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earlpittsamurican wrote:
Darn. I thought I was on to something fun. Oh well.
And to whoever is sticking the little yellow lemons on our posts, we know we're off topic and we don't give a crap!
Well here's something on/off topic I just found in my e-mail:

Many of us baby-boomers know that we will have to find some sort of part time job upon retirement.

I have ambitions of finding a simple, uncomplicated part time job after retiring. Unfortunately, as I have gotten a little older, I have become a little less sensitive. So after landing my new job as a Wal-Mart greeter, a good find for many retirees, I lasted less than a day... About two hours into my first day on the job a very loud, mean-spirited woman walked into the store with her two kids, yelling obscenities at them all the way through the entrance. As I had been instructed, I said pleasantly,'Good morning, and welcome to Wal-Mart. Nice children you have there. Are they twins?'The angry woman stopped yelling long enough to say,'Hell no, they ain't twins, the oldest one's 9, and the other one's 7. Why the hell would you think they're twins? Are you blind, or just stupid? I replied,'I'm neither blind nor stupid, Ma'am; I just couldn't believe you got laid twice. Have a good day and thank you for shopping at Wal-Mart.

'My supervisor said I probably wasn't cut out for this line of work ....... I'm still job hunting!

Since: Nov 07

Parsons, KS

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#24
Feb 17, 2009
 
Now, that's funny, Marie. I had thought about being a Wal-Mart greeter when I retire, but from the looks of my 401K, retirement isn't something I need to concern myself with in the forseeable future, anyway. I'll be selling cars, till the day I die.
Marie

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Feb 17, 2009
 
earlpittsamurican wrote:
Now, that's funny, Marie. I had thought about being a Wal-Mart greeter when I retire, but from the looks of my 401K, retirement isn't something I need to concern myself with in the forseeable future, anyway. I'll be selling cars, till the day I die.
I got that from my 70-something friend, her husband actually. I made a few adjustments. Glad you liked it. We need the comic relief around here.(nice to get away from a particular sanctified soul on another thread too.)

Looks like I'll be working into my 70's too. I hope you can continue to make a living selling cars. I have a friend who does that in California, and he is barely making it, not really making it actually. May have to dip into savings to get by. Good luck with that. Stick around Topix - we need your good nature around here. There's a real lack of people wise enough to not take themselves too seriously. Did that make sense?

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earlpittsamurican wrote:
“They’re capable of making payroll if they choose to do it,” O’Neal said." Quote from Trisha.
It can be done and done quickly. We have a standoff and both parties are simply standing around blaming each other for the problem. I wonder what would happen if we demanded that the House and the Senate went on straight commission? No production, no pay. We might have a very different state.
But how can it be done, if there is no money?

We already know they outspended themselves with the last budget they voted for. The Governor was pleased she got that through, all the while banking on what she expected consumers to pay.

Pay on commission sounds like a plan to me, though.
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Since: Nov 07

Wichita, KS

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Feb 17, 2009
 
Trisha, as I understand it, there is money available but in other accounts that requires Legislative approval to get at. They are simply wasting time trying to gather sympathy for one party or another.

I have spent my life on commission. It isn't that bad, really. It just forces one to keep pushing. I know a fellow who, when he starts feeling a little complacent, goes out and buys something that he can't afford. That gives him the stimulus to start producing again. I'm not quite that bad.
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Feb 17, 2009
 
earlpittsamurican wrote:
Here's where the State might want to decide who they can live without for a couple weeks. Put the highway workers on work share through March. There's not that much being done on the roads right now.
You are misinformed if you think that is true.

Since: Jul 07

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Feb 17, 2009
 
Marie wrote:
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I got that from my 70-something friend, her husband actually. I made a few adjustments. Glad you liked it. We need the comic relief around here.(nice to get away from a particular sanctified soul on another thread too.)
Looks like I'll be working into my 70's too. I hope you can continue to make a living selling cars. I have a friend who does that in California, and he is barely making it, not really making it actually. May have to dip into savings to get by. Good luck with that. Stick around Topix - we need your good nature around here. There's a real lack of people wise enough to not take themselves too seriously. Did that make sense?
I left Los Angeles in 2005 and am so glad I did. I do miss my work very much and some friends. I was able to purchase my very first house here and can work part time to pay the bills. My across-the-hall neighbor in LA who has never been to KC is moving here in a few months to get the H*** out of California and find some affordable apartments, which there are plenty of here.
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I left Los Angeles in 2005 and am so glad I did. I do miss my work very much and some friends. I was able to purchase my very first house here and can work part time to pay the bills. My across-the-hall neighbor in LA who has never been to KC is moving here in a few months to get the H*** out of California and find some affordable apartments, which there are plenty of here.
A belated Welcome !! I recognize you now from awhile back. Boy, sounds like you timed it right. Didn't housing prices peak around that time? I went out to visit the end of 2005, and could not believe what homes and land were going for. It seemed downright criminal at the time, like there should be laws against it. California is beautiful geographically, and I yearn for the Sierras at times. People make fun of Kansas, but you can't beat it for a sound, stable, reasonable (and I don't just mean $-wise) place to live. The taxes are a bit high here in Johnson County, but the services are pretty good too.
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You are misinformed if you think that is true.
Can you elaborate?

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We get people in rural Kansas and South MO. from California. But alot of them come here and pay above markit value, making our property tax go up.And some of them that come try to change our towns and push for more regulation and zonning. Small Town MO. and Small Town KS. is live and let live you leave me alone and we wont shoot you. LOL
PBI wrote:
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I left Los Angeles in 2005 and am so glad I did. I do miss my work very much and some friends. I was able to purchase my very first house here and can work part time to pay the bills. My across-the-hall neighbor in LA who has never been to KC is moving here in a few months to get the H*** out of California and find some affordable apartments, which there are plenty of here.
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Trisha wrote:
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But how can it be done, if there is no money?
We already know they outspended themselves with the last budget they voted for. The Governor was pleased she got that through, all the while banking on what she expected consumers to pay.
Pay on commission sounds like a plan to me, though.
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They can do it by cutting pork out of the system. You can't tell me they can't(if they want to) find enough to cut to give the peoples money back to them.
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Feb 18, 2009
 
I like that, you leave me alone, and we won't shoot you. The state cannot by law, withold paying you your refunds. If you get a group, and go before a Federal Judge he will rule against the state. That money is not theirs. They will be forced to cut spending somewhere else, or to sell off state property. I think they are just playing "poor pitiful Pearl" to collect interest on the money they have, and to make the Feds give them a bigger chunk of the Generational Theft Act money.

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Feb 18, 2009
 
Our Dim Gov already past it we will all get paid. But thanks for caring.
Shady Lady wrote:
I like that, you leave me alone, and we won't shoot you. The state cannot by law, withold paying you your refunds. If you get a group, and go before a Federal Judge he will rule against the state. That money is not theirs. They will be forced to cut spending somewhere else, or to sell off state property. I think they are just playing "poor pitiful Pearl" to collect interest on the money they have, and to make the Feds give them a bigger chunk of the Generational Theft Act money.
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However much we will get paid it pales in comparation to how much we will pay back for Generations.

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Beetle63 wrote:
We get people in rural Kansas and South MO. from California. But alot of them come here and pay above markit value, making our property tax go up.And some of them that come try to change our towns and push for more regulation and zonning. Small Town MO. and Small Town KS. is live and let live you leave me alone and we wont shoot you. LOL<quoted text>
I agree with you. I must clarify that I was born and raised in Kansas but took a 20 year detour to Los Angeles. So, I'm really home now.

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#38
Feb 18, 2009
 
Welcome Home, I was born in KC.KS. raised in MO. and live in Glasco,KS. now. But I do go back to MO. alot.
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Feb 21, 2009
 
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Can you elaborate?
There is plenty of highway work going on this time of year.
Marie

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Feb 21, 2009
 
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There is plenty of highway work going on this time of year.
Fair enough I guess. I dunno.

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