- Jul 13, 2010
Actually, in the last election, he won but only got 48% of the vote...more people voted against him. The problem is - while there were several Kansas republicans how had a "republican for Davis (the democrat)" sign in their yard, there was a third party candidate running. And many Kansas republicans could not vote for a democrat if it were Jesus himself running, so they voted for the 3rd party candidate. He won...and Kansas continues to reap the benefits of the Laugher theory. When asked why things weren't working in Kansas, Laugher himself (who worked with Brownback) said "This takes time....it could take up to 10 years to see results". Rather odd, because prior to the tax cuts, Kansans were promised that they would be "a shot of adrenaline" to the economy.
Republicans and Dems do not seem to understand that revenue cuts must coincide with spending cuts but there is a fine line in cuts. People do not like it when you starting cutting education and infrastructure. They understand that those are needed expenditures. They also do not like it when they see those who have the most get even more.
Kansas is the poster state for what not to do with tax and spending.