Cuts in Kansas affect citizens' quality of life
The Kansas City Star
Taxes are a collective commitment by a population of people to improve their overall living conditions now and in the future.
Cutting taxes abandons that commitment to ensure a better way of life. One day people in Kansas will awaken to the fact that the Brownback, tax-cutting revolution has been nothing but the theft of their American dream.
Kansas colleges and universities now could see the loss of millions of dollars in state funding as the state cuts spending to match the tax cuts pushed by Gov. Sam Brownback, The Kansas City Star reports. The Republican bet is that it will come back in new businesses and people moving to Kansas to take advantage of low taxes.
But Kansans alive today may not live long enough to enjoy the hoped-for turnaround, which could take decades. Today’s kids as tomorrow’s old-timers will be sitting on dusty, rundown front porches in the future, explaining to a new generation that their parents told them how Kansas used to be a state of Ozs because of its wonderful schools, college-educated electorate, services for mental illness and people with developmental disabilities and care for the poor.
Ah, those were the days. And Missouri wants to chase Kansas down that dusty, dream killing rat hole.