Tuesday, January 12, 2016
What Was Governor Brownback Thinking?
There are so many times when one could have asked, in the last several years this precise question---Just what was Kansas Governor Sam Brownback thinking?
Like what was he thinking when he cut taxes for the wealthy and corporations in Kansas and put more of the burden on the middle and lower classes in that state as just one example? The list goes on and on from there.
But now, with his choice of giving the Kansas State of the State speech on the same day as President Obama's State of the Union speech?
Really. What could he have possibly been thinking?
The two speeches occurring on the same day brings automatic comparisons and contrasts you wouldn't think the Governor would want nor would want us to make. After all, we've got a successful president, in so many ways, and a Governor that's overseeing horrible state budgets, school budgets and other state budgets slashed, debt downgrade, deep unpopularity and on and on. It just seems to make even more clearly how really awful the Kansas Governor and his Right Wing, Republican, "trickle down" economic policies are and have been for the state and people.
It should actually be a fun, rather enlightening, political day.
Just, for Governor Brownback, not a positive one.
Links: What time is Obama's State of the Union?
Viewer's guide to Tuesday's State of the Union Address
Obama's last State of the Union will try to counter electorate's anger
Obama's State of the Union Address Seeks to Frame 2016 Race