Raising taxes? Yes, papa!

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Raising taxes? Yes, papa!

Post by confuzzled dude on Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:31 am

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Kansas was at the heart of the tea party revolution, a red state where, six years ago, a deeply conservative group of Republicans took the state for a hard right turn. Now, after their policies failed to produce the results GOP politicians promised, the state has become host to another revolution: a resurgence of moderate Republicans.

Moderate Republicans joined with Democrats this week to raise state taxes, overriding GOP Gov. Sam Brownback’s veto and repudiating the conservative governor’s platform of ongoing tax cuts. The vote was a demonstration of the moderates’ newfound clout in the state Republican Party. Brownback was unable to successfully block the bill because many of the die-hard tax cut proponents had either retired or been voted out of office, losing to more centrist candidates in GOP primaries.

“The citizens of Kansas have said ‘It’s not working. We don’t like it.’ And they’ve elected new people.” said Sheila Frahm, a centrist Republican who served as lieutenant governor of Kansas and briefly as a U.S. senator.
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Re: Raising taxes? Yes, papa!

Post by Idéfix on Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:18 pm

Brownback called it an experiment. He did his experiment with the people of Kansas as guinea pigs. It was a spectacular failure. The conclusion: Republican tax policies do not work.
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Post by MaxEntropy_Man on Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:33 pm

Looks like moderate Republicans just took a ginormous trump on the tea party.
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