Gov. Sam Brownback and House Speaker Mike O’Neal, R-Hutchinson, haven’t sufficiently explained why it would be fiscally responsible to finalize a tax-cut bill projected to create a deficit of more than $2 billion by 2017. “We can make this work. We will make it work,” the governor said Friday. O’Neal signaled that the proponents don’t believe the deficit projections, which come from legislative staff. “Projections in out-years are unreliable due to the fact that no model currently exists to predict the dynamic effect of tax relief,” O’Neal said. But if legislative number crunching can be ignored on tax cuts, why not on every other piece of legislation somebody wants to pass?
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