When Gov. Matt Bevin calls the special session of the General Assembly this fall, it’s vital that the voices of all Kentuckians are heard. With a super-majority at hand, the governor has the opportunity to force his idea of tax reform through, while hurting the majority of this state. This reform, whatever shape it may take, is going to affect the wallets of each and every resident.
Our representatives must understand this is not a time for bowing to the pressure of their campaign donors, but instead is a time to hear the voices of the people who couldn’t afford a campaign contribution in November.
The working poor are the most affected by the potential tax changes being bandied about the halls of Frankfort. An increase in the sales tax, an expansion of sales tax to include groceries, and a lowering of corporate taxes will only result in a tax shift from the wealthy to the poor and middle class.
Kentucky needs reform that will benefit all.