Rex Sinquefield Has a Kansas Problem

Over the last several years, Rex Sinquefield has consistently stood by Sam Brownback’s disastrous income tax schemes, even as the Kansas state budget crumbled, leaving a $765 million deficit. He even takes credit for its implementation, and insists, using sets of increasingly shaky data, that it is working. Meanwhile, Kansas residents are paying the price.

Sinquefield’s bombastic claims would be downright hilarious, if the situation in Kansas weren't so dire. Here’s a look back at some of Rex’s most outlandish declarations.

January 23, 2015

“Nowhere is a working model for reform more evident than in Kansas, where in 2012 and 2013 Governor Sam Brownback boldly eliminated small business pass-through income taxes and reduced individual tax rates.” 

October 3, 2014

“While the Brownback administration isn’t in the clear just yet, Kansas’ plan for job creation, economic growth, and budget management is on the right track.”  

May 4, 2015

“The Brownback tax positively impacts thousands of families...Kansas should be celebrating their state’s strides.” 

October 4, 2013

“It was a bold political move to say the least, but an idea that ultimately struck a chord with politicians, employers and workers across the state. Just one year later, a close look at the data backs up the economic projections of Brownback’s visionary leadership.”

June 14, 2012

“This new tax policy puts more dollars in the hands of working families.” 

April 2, 2015

“Early results show income tax cuts making Kansas a more prosperous state.’” 

July 11, 2014

“Boosted by tax cuts, Kansas routs Missouri.” 

December 1, 2014

“In the two years since Kansas’ tax-reform measures went into effect, the promises of Governor Sam Brownback’s administration are becoming a reality.” 

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