We are making this commitment to the working families of Kansas that income taxes will be kept the same or lowered slightly for families making under $60,000 per year (individuals under $40,000). Significant tax raises on those families making over $250,000 (individuals over $175,000) will be necessary, likely to pre-Brownback levels. 

I support ending the sales tax on food and replacing it with a luxury goods tax, so that those who can barely afford to keep the lights on or pay rent are not strangled with taxes on something so essential, and those that can afford to buy a new boat or luxury car are not going to be effected nearly as much, in terms of percentage, even if the money raised from the tax was the same or increased.