Brownback says his fiscal agenda is working

brownbackofficialmugGov. Sam Brownback reflected on his state and his tenure so far in a New York Times article that noted he has “overseen the largest income tax cuts in state history, an expansion of gun rights, restrictions on abortion, sharply reduced welfare rolls, increased voter-registration scrutiny and a paring of state government bureaucracy.” Among the governor’s quotes:

–“We believe this is a strategy that builds a strong state in the future on the red-state model. I think we are doing this aggressively and I think you’re going to see some very good things moving forward. It’s not as if we haven’t tried the blue-state model, because we have.”

–“It’s working. I can tell you where you would’ve been had we not changed the policies. You’d be having higher unemployment, you’d continue to have out-migration in the state of Kansas. You wouldn’t have this level of job growth taking place. You would not have this number of new business formations in the state of Kansas, and you’d still have a broke state government.”

–“Here, you got a mostly rectangular state, in the middle of the country, about 3 million people, no mountains, no ocean, a lot of wind. OK, so what’s so special? But then you look at what’s happened in the history of this state, and it’s an incredible place.”