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    Sam Brownback reverses course, proposes new taxes

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, whose massive tax cuts became a cause célèbre for conservatives but threw his state’s budget into disarray, announced Friday that he would pursue tax increases.

    In a stark turnaround, the Republican called for higher taxes on cigarettes and liquor as part of his annual budget while proposing to make future tax cuts contingent on revenue projections.

    Brownback’s cuts to a number of state taxes in 2012 failed to boost the economy like he had hoped, triggering a backlash when the huge budget shortfall that resulted forced major decreases in government services. His state’s credit rating was lowered, and Brownback nearly lost his job in the November elections.


    Read more: Sam Brownback reverses course, proposes new taxes - Kim Dixon and Brian Faler - POLITICO


    Well this has taken an interesting turn...
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Sam Brownback reverses course, proposes new taxes

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Well this has taken an interesting turn...
    There is already a thread on this in the Midwest section.

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/midwes...nd-liquor.html
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