OPINION: OPINION: Brownbackonomics
|By Ned Valentine, Clay Center Dispatch, Kan.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
--Tax collections last month are
--The State takeover of the federal
--The state continues to suffer out-migration of taxpayers, some 10,200 between 2010 and 2013.
--What little funding increase Brownback and the tea partyers promised
--And as a result of all or some of that, the State's bond rating has been downgraded, meaning
How many presidential campaigns have been built on a record like that?
Would that be the same Obama administration that has overseen an unemployment rate that plunged from 6.7 to 6.3 percent in March alone, a 40 percent decline in deficit spending, record high stock markets and federal government employment at a 47-year-low?
Would that be the same failed Obama health care plan that signed more than eight million Americans by the deadline, including a rush of last minute filers, most of them young and healthy?
No, the fault for
Democrats remain a minority. The RINOs are all but absent--traditional
The statehouse is full of ideologues. That has changed. But most Kansans are not ideologues and that hasn't changed.
So hopefully, now that the political fever is subsiding in the chill of the new economic reality in
Provided, of course, they can secure a ballot.
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