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Wed May 24, 2017, 09:45 AM

KC Star editorial: Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won't end well.

The Star's editorial board issues a very clear warning based on experience, well worth reading in its entirety - this should go viral:


http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/editorials/article152242787.html

When Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback first offered his plan to revive the Kansas economy, he famously called it a “real live experiment” in tax and spending policy.

All Kansans know Brownback’s experiment failed. Dramatically cutting business taxes while raising other taxes for consumers did virtually nothing to increase employment relative to other states.

It did leave state lawmakers struggling to cover massive budget deficits — work that continues even now and won’t end for another generation.

But tax cuts were only one half of the Brownback experiment. Aided by conservatives in the Legislature, Kansas eviscerated the state’s social safety net: privatizing Medicaid, imposing new restrictions on welfare benefits, insisting on a tough food stamp work requirement.

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Reply KC Star editorial: Trump budget replicates disastrous Kansas approach. This won't end well. (Original post)
highplainsdem May 2017 OP
Thrill May 2017 #1
workinclasszero May 2017 #2
ProudMNDemocrat May 2017 #3
Kablooie May 2017 #4
Nay May 2017 #5

Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:12 AM

1. and Kansas still votes Republican

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Response to Thrill (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:25 AM

2. Right

 

Did Kansans throw out Brownback after his first disastrous term?

NOPE.

So the destruction continues....DUH!!!!

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Response to Thrill (Reply #1)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:25 AM

3. And WOMEN in Kansas have themselves to blame......


Blame them as well for voting Republican. They get what they deserve.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 10:41 AM

4. They just voted down increase in taxes in Kansas.

Republicans there still talk about it being wonderful for the economy and increasing taxes a sure way to destroy the economy.
No amount of reality or suffering will ever convince them otherwise.
Kansas is only an example to Republicans of a tremendous success.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 11:38 AM

5. "All Kansans know Brownback's experiment failed"? Really? They sure don't

act like it. They're still voting for Republicans. In fact, the Kansas experiment was a historic success -- for rich Republicans, who learned that 1) propaganda works so well that even direct evidence won't turn their ignorant voters against them; and 2) Kansas businesses are perfectly happy to destroy themselves for a few quarters more of positive cash flow.

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