Did I read that right? On May 30th State Rep. Sue Boldra was one of only eighteen members of the Kansas House to vote for a massive tax increase estimated at $767 Million over the next four years. Among other things the bill would have permanently raised the Kansas sales tax from 5.7 to 6.3 percent, cut the standard deduction for married couples from $9000 to $6500, and cut home mortgage and charitable contribution deductions by fifty percent.
And that’s the same Sue Boldra who only last fall, with her State Chamber-funded advertising, falsified and vilified Eber Phelps’ record, portraying him as some wild-eyed big-spending liberal because he voted for a temporary sales tax increase? Wow! No wonder many feel so cynical towards politicians.