- Alabama has been in the news lately with its Republican-controlled radical pro-life agenda in restricting access to abortions. This former Confederate state has a long history of showing the impact of resisting progress and change. Here is where the state ranks on quality of life issues.
- Health Care #49
Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Alabama and Kansas shows where conservatism leads
Some have joked that life begins at the borders of Alabama.
Kansas is another example of where conservative Republican control leads to disaster when they implement their policies. The long-held Republican belief in tax cuts to stimulate the economy were blown out of the water with the example of what happened in Kansas. Here is what happened:
"In 2012 and 2013, at the urging of Governor Sam Brownback, lawmakers cut the top rate of the state’s income tax by almost 30 percent and the tax rate on certain business profits to zero. Under “supply-side” economic theory, these deep tax cuts should have acted — as Brownback then predicted — like “a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy,” stimulating strong growth in economic output, job creation, and new business formation. But in reality, Kansas underperformed most neighboring states and the nation on all of those measures after the tax cuts. For example:
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