Brownback's new ploy would make it possible for the Republican legislature to impeach any judge who goes against Republican dogma
With the state budget forecast to have a 400 million dollar shortfall, Kansas Republicans are finally acknowledging that the massive GOP tax cuts approved under Governor Sam Brownback have not generated the revenue Republican lawmakers promised. The right-wing Kansas Legislature is now contemplating the unthinkable — raising taxes to plug the budget hole.
The Kansas legislature is about to pass a bill that is a piece of paper-hate directed at the poor. Hate primarily driven by Brownback, who, during his tenure as governor has seen the numbers of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program SNAP or food stamps) recipients, drop from over 40,000 to just under 15,000.
Now that Republicans control both houses of Congress, Americans should brace themselves for a serious Koch-style assault on revenue and government agencies. Last year, Mitch McConnell told Kansas Governor Sam Brownback that Republicans were panting to enact a Koch-Kansas economic assault on America that Brownback imposed by giving the rich monumental tax breaks at the expense of the state government and residents. At the time, McConnell swooned over Brownback’s trickle-down massacre and told him “It’s exactly what we want to do here in Washington, but we can’t do it yet only controlling the House.” With control of the House and Senate, Republicans can proceed with the same reckless abandon for the government and it is probable that like Kansas, public education is in for some seriously major funding cuts.