Sing it with me….”it’s the final countdown”…..
We are only 30 days out until the Kansas legislature is back in session.Somebody get Bravo’s Andy Cohen on the phone because that can only mean one thing legislative d-r-a-m-a. The only good thing is it will get my blood boiling to keep me warm during the cold, winter days. I’ve started doing my finger exercises so I can type a lot of blogs in this upcoming session without getting worn out. I’m trying to come up with creative new ways to describe our Governor- anyone have alternatives to the words “disaster” and “hot mess”?
I expect the session to come back and pick up right where we left off – with an epic budget crisis. Quick walk down memory lane. Brownback implemented his extreme tax cuts a la every Republicans wet dream. Republicans around the nation waited in anticipation to bow down and worship Brownback when his tax cuts were a huge success and Kansas thrived. Brownback was then going to run for President and sashay into the White House on his economic platform.
Fast forward a few years….the tax cuts were a huge failure and Republicans around the country were heard saying “Brownback who?” Everyone and their brother is running for President – everyone except Brownback.
And here we are – bracing for yet another year of budget problems in Kansas, but hold the phone! I just read this!
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback says Kansas legislators shouldn’t tinker further with tax laws next year and argues that the state budget is in “good shape” despite a projected shortfall because his economic policies are working.
Did you hear that lawmakers? No Drama and NO TINKERING! You might be thinking about tinkering, but this is a no tinkering state.