‘Taxmageddon’ would hit Kansas, nation hard

How big would the tax increase be if the Bush tax cuts expire on Jan. 1, 2013? “The increased tax payments of all the families in Kansas’ 4th District put together totals a staggering $1 billion, $4.2 billion from all Kansans, and $494 billion nationwide,” wrote Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita. “The tax increase would target Kansas families, low-income workers and retirees – and it would be the largest tax hike our state has ever had to endure.”