National treasure and all round good person, Rachel Maddow, published this article on her blog the other day. It is in keeping with my series on White conservative voters voting against their best interests. We must fight against the Brown-BrokeBack-ization of the country. This approach to government financing has never worked. It won’t ever work. It only transfers wealth from the middle class to the elite.
Republicans have long wanted to impose Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s radical economic experiment on the nation. Now’s their chance.
Shortly after the 2012 elections, with Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback’s (R) radical economic experiment already underway, then-Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said of his former colleague’s plan, “This is exactly the sort of thing we want to do here, in Washington, but can’t, at least for now.”
The Republican senator was referring, of course, to President Obama standing in the way of Congress imposing a Kansas-style experiment on the entire country.
That’s no longer a concern for GOP policymakers. On the contrary, with Donald Trump in the White House, McConnell’s dream of bringing Brownback’s Kansas experiment to the nation is now possible, and the administration’s ridiculous new tax outline suggests many Republican officials intend to follow Topeka’s lead.
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