Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Libertarian on ballot for Kansas governor

TOPEKA, Kan.: Libertarian Umbehr files for Kansas governor | National Politics | The State - John Milburn, Associated Press:

May 20, 2014 - "Libertarian Keen Umbehr put his name on the November ballot for Kansas governor on Tuesday, declaring that residents want a government that is fair for all people all the time.

"The 55-year-old Alma attorney filed the paperwork and paid a $500 fee at the secretary of state's office. Umbehr said taxes and protecting the civil liberties of all residents, not just special interests, would be themes during the race....

"Umbehr says taxes and civil liberties are first on his agenda.... He said if elected he would seek to eliminate the state income and sales taxes and replace them with a 5.7 percent tax on consumption of goods and services. Umbehr said the cuts that eliminated income taxes for certain classes of businesses, including his own, in 2012 were unfair.

"'They did it for 191,000, they can do it for the other 1.3 million wage earners," he said.

Read more: http://www.thestate.com/2014/05/20/3455840/libertarian-to-file-for-kansas.html
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