This article was first published at TheNewAmerican.com on Monday, July 14, 2014:
When Kansas Governor Sam Brownback signed into law the first of several reductions in his state’s income taxes back in May 2012, he wrote:
Our new pro-growth tax policy will be like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy. It will pave the way to the creation of tens of thousands of new jobs, bring tens of thousands of people to Kansas, and help make our state the best place in America to start and grow a small business.
By cutting the top tax bracket by 25 percent and eliminating taxes on small businesses altogether, he expected great things to happen: