Gray, Collins Face Off In District

Posted: October 8, 2012 at 2:42 a.m.

Fayetteville and southeast Washington County voters will decide a race Democrats and Republicans consider key to deciding which party controls the state House of Representatives in the upcoming legislative session.

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Collins scheme to cut top tax rates falls right in line with Bush II. It will result in massive state cut-backs because Ark must live within it's budget. We are not allowed to run a deficit.

"8,647 people receive 40% of all the income in Arkansas."
--Uvalde Lindsey

With that little fact it's easy to see who Charlie Collins is serving with his scheme.

Collins will counter that because Arkansas taxes at the top rate when income reaches $35,000 his approach will save lower income workers.

There's a simple approach to that. Simply raise the floor on taxable income and leave our tax rates in place. If Collins says his concern is with lower income people being taxed at the higher rate then a simple bill to raise the floor on taxable income will accomplish that.

We don't need to become like Walker's Wisconsin and run up huge amounts of state debt or we are forced to do massive cuts in education, medicaid or prisons. Wisconsin has done all of that since hard-rightwing Republicans took over.

Collins cannot cite one credible study which shows that jobs and industry follow lower income tax rates when choosing a business location.
Collins is wrong for District 84 and wrong for Arkansas.

Posted by: cdawg

October 8, 2012 at 10:59 a.m. ( | suggest removal )