Kansas Gov. Cares More About God’s Favor Than Low Poll Ratings

Gov. Sam Brownback
Gov. Sam Brownback

By Michael Hoult

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback said he is not concerned with his low poll ratings.

“As long as I remain in the Lord’s favor, I’m not concerned what men think,” said Brownback, an Evangelical Christian turned Catholic, in an interview with WEHW.

Kansas paper The Topeka Capital-Journal reported a confidential GOP poll showed 70 percent of 7,700 likely voters said they had an unfavorable view of Brownback.

Brownback faced widespread criticism after his trickle-down economic policies caused a budget crisis. Brownback cut the top income tax rate by 29 percent and eliminated taxes for some farmers and business owners. According to Talking Points Memo, personal income tax collection dropped by more than $700 million in the 2014 budget year. This caused a $74 million budget shortfall. Brownback responded by slashing social welfare and education spending.

According to Talking Points Memo, things are so bad even Republicans are talking about raising taxes. GOPers say they need to raise up to $250 million. Companies are also reported to be fleeing the state.

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