Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback Whines About Underfunded Hospitals, Prisons After He Cut Funding With Massive Tax Cuts
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, who signed massive tax cuts in the state for seven years, is now whining about state-run hospitals and prisons that have been underfunded due to lack of tax money.
The Kansas City Star notes Brownback lectured reporters about the bad condition of the hospitals and prisons:
We’ve got a series of state assets that have been underfunded for years. I’ve been asking some of you guys to go around and look at some of them whether it’s Lansing or Osawatomie State Hospital.
It’s a pit, isn’t it? Parsons (State Hospital) is worse than Osawatomie. And so you’ve got these state assets that we haven’t put any money into for years.
You’ve got these state assets that we haven’t put any money into for years.
Brownback failed to mention his role in defunding state hospitals and prisons with massive tax cuts that even some Kansas Republicans opposed.
Brownback is resigning as Kansas’s governor on Jan. 31 to take his failed logic and miserable track record to his new position at the Trump administration: Ambassador at-large for international religious freedom.