Gov. Brownback's Big Fat Business Tax Cuts Create Tiny Trickle Of Jobs
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A real voter guide would include examples of what happens when Republicans actually implement their crazy economic policies -- like Sam Brownback in Kanas. Via the Kansas City Star:

During his re-election campaign, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback last August pledged to add 100,000 new private sector jobs in his second term. That’s an average of 2,000 jobs a month.

[...] In the seven months since then, the state has added a total of ... drum roll ... 1,800 private sector jobs, according to the August employment report from the state and the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

That’s around 260 jobs a month, far below the 2,000 per month goal.That’s a puny growth rate of less than .2 percent so far this year.That does not stack up well with the U.S. average. Private sector jobs in the nation have grown at a rate of 1.2 percent this year, six times faster than in Kansas.

And yes, that’s even though Brownback’s beloved income tax breaks have been in effect since January 2013. They supposedly were going to attract more businesses and employment to the Sunflower State.

Instead, the excessive tax cuts have bled the state treasury of hundreds of millions of dollars — and the hoped-for private sector jobs have not come anywhere close to fulfilling that loss of funds.


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