Nation watching Kansas’ tax-cutting experiment

As interesting as Thursday’s New York Times article on Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax-cutting, pro-growth agenda were the online reader comments, including many responding to the statement by Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, that “if you look at the demographics of my voter base, a lot moved to Florida and Nevada for lower taxes. I’d like to see them come back.”
A sample of Times readers’ responses:
– “Perhaps they’re leaving because staying means they have to live in Kansas. Anything special about that place? Weather, natural beauty, a welcoming, open, non-dogmatic populace? Nope.”
– “The entire state is taking on the feel of a Glen Campbell song.”
– “Hurrah!! Lower taxes, more efficient government. Thankfully, someone is trying to provide some relief to taxpayers.”
– “Kansas is just about as pure a test of the conservative ideology as we are going to get, so let’s just see what happens.”
– “I’m guessing Kansas basketball won’t suffer. Students can’t read or write, poor farmers can’t get health care, but God help us if we’re not in the top 10.”