Sam Brownback and Republican legislators conducted an experiment on the people of Kansas. As conservatives have long urged, they slashed taxes on the wealthy, raised taxes on the poor, and devastated social services. All of this was worth it because it would unleash amazing economic growth. How is that working out? Well:The Philadelphia Fed released coincident indices today. Figure 1 shows state-by-state 3 month trends.
KY repugs need to pick up just three seats in the state house to hand unconstrained power to Emperor Bevin, who is already beset by multiple lawsuits over his unconstitutional power grabs.Needless to say, the outlook for Kansas — that laboratory for supply side nostrums — is not auspicious.While Alaska seems to be in the running for worst performing, in fact the 3 month (annualized) decline of 4.5% for Kansas is the worst in the 50 states.
Three seats, and we're fucking Kansas. Election Day is Nov. 8.