So more rich people are moving into Kansas because they get lower tax rates. So your article and wale's article are in agreement on that.
Assuming only rich people were crossing over, not much to that assessment. If anything, that's good for Kansas.
It seems that Kansas and Texas have another thing in common. Those who are employed are in low-wage jobs and high-wage jobs aren't growing very fast. Therefore state revenue isn't high enough to pay for the state's expenditures.
So yeah, @waleuska is on to something.
That's a problem with a very clear beginning:
The people of Kansas are in need of capital. Without capital, there are limited businesses, limited growth, limited hiring, limited money for consumers, limited taxable income, limited money to afford various state expenditures. Reduction of tax rates allow for savings and investment, which provide an increase in capital.
As I've said, far too soon to tell. Interstate politics is fairly murky as it is, the year after Governor Brownback dished out his ambitious plan he implemented a raise on the sales tax twice (summer of 2015) and the income tax once, all of which he shouldn't have done. The raise on the sales tax primarily hurts the middle class. Instead, more cuts to the state budget should have been enforced. He's taken flack from both liberals and conservatives for this flip-flopping.
And in this case it didn't happen.
You're far too trigger-happy. Job growth remains steady as traditionally observed in Kansas, a state that's not immediately impacted by recessions or growth as any other states. Far too soon to make a call either way whether Brownback has done well for the people of Kansas.
Keep linking to leftist sources for your terribly weak arguments, though. Tearing them apart is pretty fun.
Edited by Phenomiracle, 30 January 2016 - 02:43 PM.