Governor Sam Brownback IS what’s the matter with Kansas!
Brownback ran for governor in 2010 promising to implement the Republican mantra of cutting taxes, watching businesses thrive, and having tax revenues go through the roof.
Kansas was to be the “lab experiment” for conservative policy. (Actually, I thought we already one of those on a national level with the George W. Bush administration and his mostly Republican Congress, which ended up with the Great Recession.)
From a February 4, 2013, Wall Street Journal article entitled “Party Eyes Red State Model to Drive Republican Revival,” Mr. Brownback stated his intentions: “My focus is to create a red-state model that allows the Republican ticket to say, ‘See, we’ve got a different way, and it works.’” Again, I thought we tried that with W … but I guess Kansans have already forgotten what happened in the previous decade with Republicans running our government.