Have you been paying attention to local and Arkansas state politics? The Arkansas Republican controlled House and Senate are in the process of reducing income taxes for anyone making an adjusted income of $44,000 or more per year. As if that is not bad enough, they are reducing the capital gain taxes for their wealthy friends. So much for supporting Arkansas, middle class and poor residents. Arkansas Republicans campaigned promising to reduce taxes. Truth be told, that is exactly what they are doing for some.
I have one problem to deal with while writing my column today: I need lots more space - I need an entire page. Whew!
As a Republican, I am veritably jumping up and down in place, trying to encourage, urge, pester, and otherwise goad our â€śfirst Republican majority in 138 yearsâ€ť to follow through with the mission with which we entrusted them, and not be hornswoggled into caving to pressures from the establishment. They have done a good job with vital new laws to protect â€ślife, liberty, and the pursuit of happinessâ€ť.