Posted onJune 11, 2015
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When preparing a 2014 Kansas Income Tax Return which instructs Abortion costs not taxed at the Federal level must be added to Kansas Taxable income, a question arose in my mind. The Instructions read enter the total amount of credit allowed on your federal return that includes coverage of, reimbursement for, or credit/partial credit for, abortion or abortion expenses. Purchasing health insurance on the exchange and claiming a credit to help pay the premium targets certain individuals and opens each up for an invasion of privacy.
A sexist invasion of privacy was my first impression. My first thought, the Legislators intent was to discourage abortion by making women self-report. Upon further reflection, I realized a man who purchased health insurance on the exchange that included coverage for abortion would be equally obligated to determine the amount of tax credit attributable for this specific coverage and add the amount to his Kansas taxable income. The Legislation targets Obama-care as much as it targets an individual woman who actually uses the insurance to pay for an abortion.
When you have a Kansas Governor who announces he will sign any Pro-life bill that reaches his desk, this is the type of nonsense one should expect. Above is a screen shot of the window on my tax preparation software that alerted me to this new change to the Kansas tax code for 2014.
Last night I watched a Kansas Legislator admit that actual spending by Welfare recipients was recorded and this information provided to Legislators who came up with the list of prohibited types of spending such as in a lingerie shop or Cruise Line Office. Does anyone really expect abortion information provided to the Kansas Department of Revenue will be more private and confidential?
An insignificant amount of revenue would be expected from this tax change; thus: there appears to me to be no rational basis for this new law, other than to discriminate against certain Kansans who purchase health insurance on the exchange. Smaller government is one thing, nasty, mean spirited, bigoted government quite another.
Kent Roth – Ellinwood Attorney engaged in General Practice of Law including:
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Last Will & Testament
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At the request of a negative commenter on this page, I scanned one of the coasters given to me as a gift by a Congressman over 25 years ago to show the seal on it is the same one Congressman Tim Huelskamp recently demanded “prosecution” for appearing on a political mailing. The Official seal of the U.S. House has an image of the Capitol Building, this seal has an Eagle. The Good Guys win again.
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On day 16 of the Federal Government Shutdown, Erin Burnett of CNN interviewed Congressman Tim Huelskamp. During the interview Huelskamp added cuts to Medicare and Social Security to the list of demands by the Tea Party Caucus to reopen the government. Later at a Tea Party meeting Huelskamp made this recorded statement: “The Founders knew the preeminent branch of Power was Congress and the Preeminent Center of Power the U.S. House.” Tim waived a pocket size copy of the Constitution while implying the Speaker of the House should retire as pictured below in a screen shot from the video.
His primary opponent, Alan LaPolice, has promised to make his first action in Congress a request to be appointed to the Agriculture Committee. Tim Huelskamp who represents a rural Congressional District was stripped of his appointment to the Agriculture Committee for disloyalty to Republican Party Leadership. Click on below screenshot to view video.
Initial Poll closed after predetermined number of votes, first 205 to vote, cast. Poll only allowed one vote per IP address using a cookie lasting 24 hours, but not scientific as no random sample of one thousand GOP voters who did vote in last two Primaries. A scientific survey with three (3) questions is now underway which may only be answered by the person emailed an invitation to take the survey who must confirm email for answers to be counted. The only results that matter are released August 5, 2014, after polls close and I predict the winner: Alan LaPolice with 56% of the vote!
To the many who vote on Family Values, I humbly request you vote for Alan LaPolice in the Aug. 5, Republican Primary Election for Congress in the First District of Kansas. When in the Kansas Legislature, 1976-82, I gathered over twenty (20) bi-partisan sponsors on a House Bill to require informed consent after a twenty-four (24) hour waiting period in Kansas. The Bill had not passed when I left State Government so I joined a group which founded the Kansans for Life organization, served on the Executive Board and accomplished the enactment of this law working within the law.
Please vote for Alan LaPolice, a Gulf War Veteran, as the best Family Values person to be nominated in the Aug. 5, Republican Primary Election for Congress in the First District of Kansas. I know Alan LaPolice would work within the law to promote Family Values, unlike his Opponent who participated in civil disobedience outside of George Tiller’s Abortion Clinic. This last January 22, Alan LaPolice attended the March for Life in Washington DC, a positive Rally, not a negative Protest like the one which resulted in a Tim Huelskamp arrest in Wichita during the Summer of Mercy. Click here to see more on Summer of Mercy.
Alan LaPolice will work to promote Family Values while demonstrating an ability to work well with others always respecting the rule of law. On the other hand, Tim Huelskamp returned to “Tiller’s Old Abortion Clinic” to protest as recently as December 6, 2013. Congressman Huelskamp is described on his Wikipedia page as after the United States Supreme Court declared the DOMA unconstitutional on June 26, 2013 he immediately went on a conservative radio program, to denounce the Supreme Court Justices. Huelskamp said. “I can’t even stand to read the decisions because I don’t even think they’d pass law school with decisions like that.”
Congressman Tim Huelskamp never served in the military or attended much less passed law school, yet he recently publicly urged Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts to decide a pending case based upon his “Catholic beliefs.” The Congressman lacks a basic understanding of the Constitution as a social contract which limits the power of government.
Alan LaPolice has been the target of a smear campaign which no one would mistake for an act of Christian love. The Incumbent says the Challenger’s past work as a movie actor will not be an issue in the campaign, yet it was the Huelskamp campaign which mailed DVD copies of the film to media outlets and campaign surrogates continue to misrepresent the matter.
For the record, Alan LaPolice responded by saying: “I am concerned that individuals in leadership roles who claim to share my strong family values would confuse acting with advocacy.”
Alan LaPolice is a practicing Catholic and “happily married with three beautiful daughters.” Show your family values by being a part of an overwhelming Alan LaPolice victory in the GOP Primary Election.
Kent Roth, Ellinwood Attorney