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Brownback bails….

Well…if you have read anything about the debacle that is Kansas these days, you know that it’s idiot governor, Sam Brownback made it a laboratory of all of the stupid, unscientific economic theories the right wing has been pushing for the past 30 years or so…that if you cut taxes enough, a huge boom will take place and then you get more taxes coming in….but, as we have seen in the crazy light version of this at a national level, it just doesn’t ever work. In Kansas, Brownback and his cronies turbocharged the tax cuts and guess what they got…a billion dollar budget shortfall, schools closing in March since they ran out of money and roads crumbling across the state. After these results had decimated the state, even the repubs there had had enough and started to dismantle the “Brownback Miracle”…raising taxes to try  to get their economic house in order. But, I guess that was too much for ole Sam who today decided to bail out from the second term he was elected to in November and go join the idiot trump’s administration as, get this, “Ambassador at large for religious freedom”…yeah, I don’t know what the hell  that means either…all I know is it’s just another piece of wingnut welfare for another failed repub that has shown he has no clue what he is doing…and now all of us have to pay for his idiocy…can’t wait to see what the rest of the world has to say when this “christian” radical shows up in their countries and tries to tell them their religion is wrong…could be worth getting the popcorn ready…geez…

Even Kansas has had enough….

Well…there was finally an interesting article on the debacle that is Kansas’s financial picture and it is not pretty…the “experiment” there of cutting taxes hoping for revenue to rise has found to be the sham that it always was…with deficits as far as the eye can see even after cutting almost every service and not funding the schools there. Tax cuts for the rich only decimated their economy…didn’t make it grow like the idiot Brownback said it would (the repub orthodoxy that the repubs want to try nationally) but essentially killed the economy. But, earlier this week, the dems and some republicans came to their senses and raised taxes to cover the shortfall and fully fund the services that have been axed by the repubs previously…and they even overrode Brownback’s veto of of the previous bill rescinding the tax cuts. So, maybe the repubs in Kansas will set the tone for reality in the national budget…that tax cuts for the rich do not spur growth and will only harm the country…..maybe sanity can take hold outside of Kansas?

Trump inspired killings…

Well…with trump’s daily spewing of hatred towards Muslims, it was only a matter of time before one of his followers again committed violence against “middle eastern looking” people…as happened in Quebec, one of his followers internalized that daily hate and acted on it, shooting two men in a bar in Kansas after shouting “get out of my country”…killing one of them. After this added incident of right wing hate, what was trump’s response? I’ll bet you can hear the crickets…not damn thing…but one thing I do know is that there will be more hate spewing from this cesspool of an administration…when does it all end?

The rats are even deserting Brownback…

Well….you know the old saw that the states are the “laboratories of democracy”….if they are, the Kansas lab just blew up. You know that they have been implementing the whole wish list of tea party economics there with tax cuts for business that were supposed to increase revenues for the state? As the rest of us know, this “voodoo” economics doesn’t work…never has and never will…and the tax elimination for the almost 400,000 businesses and farmers there did absolutely nothing to create jobs…leaving Kansas 43rd out of 50 states in that measure. The latest studies there found that almost all of the tax cut money went right into the pockets of those getting the tax cuts…not used to expand business or hire since Kansas has the same problem the rest of the country has, a lack of demand and no business is going to hire or expand when there is no excess demand…and expansion follows increasing demand not proceeds it. So, the only thing these tax cuts have done, as they have done across the country, is to starve Kansas of the money it needs to educate it’s children, and pay for the services that are necessary for the state to run. Some of the repubs in Kansas, (the ones that are not too blinded by ideology) have started to revolt against the decimation that these tax cuts have wrought and are starting to float the idea that maybe they were wrong, that maybe they will have to raise taxes to fund the bare necessities of government so that Kansas is not the third world backwater that the repubs have made it…probably not but we can hope for the people of Kansas…geez…

The results are in…

Well…it has been kind of a weird day today and I seem to be running late for everything…it may have been working on the car and ordering the new exhaust…yeah…that’s it…but, that’s not what I want to talk about…was just sitting here today thinking about the crap economics that the repubs have been pushing for the past 40 years and the fact that the results are in…that anywhere the tea party asses have been in control have seen their economies and budgets busted by the idiot “faith” that tax cuts will lead to a growing economy and that budget cuts will do the same….not in Kansas, not in Louisiana, not in Michigan…nowhere. In Kansas, the economy is so bad that they can’t even afford to educate their children after the tax cuts to the rich and business…here in Michigan, the love of austerity and tax cuts (only to business) has led to the poisoning of an entire city and cities that are going bankrupt with cuts in state funding…and, after Bobby Jindal got done with Louisiana, a dem had to come in and try to fix the cratered economy and education system. But, the only thing that repubs will learn from this is that they didn’t cut taxes or spending enough…if they had only cut taxes for the rich completely, it would have worked…a delusion that is killing this country…but, the idiots keep getting re elected so maybe the people deserve this crap….geez…

The common thread….

Well….during this election year, I want everyone to remember the common thread that runs through all of the anti LGBT legislation that is being passed across the country…they are all being proposed and passed by the repubs. Every person that cares about the civil rights of all of our fellow citizens must make these asses pay at the ballot box this November…it isn’t bad enough that the repubs wreck the economy of every state they control…now they want to wreck the lives of people they hate…Kansas just went so far as to pass a law that would give anyone 2,500 dollars if they “outed” any trans person using a restroom that matches their gender identity…now, I think that the repubs should be labeled a hate group for these kind of actions…and anyone…and I have friends that do this…that purposely ignore what these idiots are doing and vote for them should be ashamed…geez…

The rule of law only applies to Dems in Kansas…

Well….I was going to write about the demise of ole Marco today but there have been new happenings in Kansas that I just needed to comment on…if it wasn’t bad enough that repub control of the state has left it’s finances in tatters with the huge tax cuts to the rich and business…it is so bad there that the supreme court of Kansas told the repub controlled legislature that the cuts they made to the schools there are unconstitutional…but did they respond by abiding by the court ruling and fixed their failing schools? Of course not, they are repubs after all and they just KNOW that the law doesn’t apply to them….so, they just passed a new law there that says that if any judge in any court disagrees with the legislature…even if the law they pass is blatantly unconstitutional…that judge can be put in jail…yep, you heard that right…the party that screams constitution this and constitution that has just shown that all of that bleating is just the bullshit we all know it is….and they only care about naked power and ideology and that is what we would see if these folks ever take over the presidency…..I just don’t know what to say about the repubs these days other than they are the biggest danger that this nation has ever seen…and they need to go back to the rocks they crawled out from…geez…

Okay…have a correction…the judges can be impeached not put in jail…my mistake…

Sam Brownback v. the Constitution

Well…with so much crap coming out of Kansas and it’s failed tea party experiment of cut taxes at all costs…the governor there has sunk to a new low…after some rulings against him saying that the state government had a constitutional responsibility to fund the schools there, Ole Sam did just what the bullies in the repub party do…he got the repub legislature to pass a law saying that if they ruled against him again, that the entire judiciary there will be defunded…just the kind of extortion that the repubs are good at…well.. the only thing they are good at is threatening people that won’t do what they want…never mind that the judicial branch is supposed to be the check on the legislative and executive branch…where is that pocket Constitution that all of you tea partiers carry around, Sam?  This stuff is obviously uncostitutional but that doesn’t mean anything to the repubs…they only read the Constitution when they can use it as a club to get their own way…man…we need to get out to vote to get rid of these asses…geez…

Not sure what to write about….

Well…there hasn’t been any stupid politicians doing stupid things for me to comment on and it is making this really difficult…all the low hanging fruit has been picked and I am a little irritated…well…there was one…the idiot secretary of state of Kansas, Kris Kobach, was on his radio show the other day and just couldn’t resist the thought in his fever ridden brain that Obama is going to order that no black person that commits any crime in the US be prosecuted…yep…these guys have gotten so stupid that they think this is possible if not probable that Obama will do what they themselves have done in the past…where were the repubs when the white guys from ole GW to the CIA decided that the laws on torture didn’t apply to them? I am just so sick of the crazy in this country being passed off as normal….this is just some batshit crazy stuff and this idiot should be thrown out of office today for this nonsense…geez…

The Kansas experiment ends…

Well…it has been said that the states are the laboratories of government where things are tried to see how they work…and there hasn’t been a state that has been more experimental than Kansas over the past 4 years where a repub takeover of the government has been the laboratory for all of the “ideas” that the repubs have for government and how it should work. You know what this means…slashing taxes, cutting spending, more abortion restrictions…yada, yada….and guess what? As every economist that didn’t graduate from Liberty University will tell you, these thing do not work to spur growth in the economy or job creation but they keep trying it anyway. We now see what these policies do on a large scale….a deficit of over 300 million dollars due to tax cuts for the rich and corporations…slashing of spending on education and public projects such as roads and bridges and a regression to last on every measure of economic growth. Not surprising, since this is an ideology driven government, not a fact based one and one thing the repubs do in all parts of life is do things on faith even though a century of economic history shows their ideas have never worked…ever. Now, it looks like the repubs are going to pay by losing the governorship, one senate seat and many seats in the house since the people have had enough of the excuses…Brownback, the governor, has even tried to blame his mess on Obama…standard protocol when these idiots screw up…can’t happen to a nicer bunch…geez…