The state of Kansas, under Republican Governor Sam Brownback, underwent a five-year experiment in trickle-down economics and tax cuts. The experiment failed, and Kansas legislators, including a large number of Republicans, have become frustrated with the negative effect of tax cuts both on the state’s economy and on the state government’s ability to function.
Kansas state legislators have now overridden their governor and are reversing his tax cuts.
Trump and his allies have made tax cuts a rallying cry, but the outcome in Kansas should give them pause.
If you have a Republican representative or senator, contact them and make the point that the Kansas tax-cut experiment has failed and that far from leading to greater prosperity, it has had a negative effect on the state’s economic health. In Kansas, moderates on both sides of the aisle are working together to find a bipartisan solution. Our senators and members of congress should do the same.
If all your reps are Democrats, send the same message to the White House.