US Politics in Trump era Public date: 14.11.2019 12:15:01

11 Oct 2017

‘You Better Learn Our Lesson’

The regretful Republicans of Kansas have a message for the tax-cutting Republicans of Congress: Don’t follow our lead. If states are, as Justice Louis Brandeis famously called them, the laboratories of democracy, then Kansas’s experiment in conservative tax reform set off an explosion of red ink. Steep cuts for businesses and individuals failed to produce a promised economic boom, and busted the state’s budget instead. Now, the GOP legislators that oversaw—and ultimately cancelled—that fiscal study are increasingly worried that Washington will ignore its central finding.
The regretful Republicans of Kansas have a message for the tax-cutting Republicans of Congress: Don’t follow our lead....

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