Thursday, January 25, 2018

Kansas Governor Wins Senate Vote For Ambassadorship

Vice President Spence cast his vote to break a 49-49 split along party lines to approve an ambassadorship for Governor Brownback from Kansas.  He will be the US Ambassador For Religious Freedom (whatever that is).  The ambassadorship is timely because the GOP legislature in Kansas overturned his tax plan. He sold his tax cut plan as a way to increase jobs in Kansas. It did not create any new jobs, but it did sink the state into debt and it forced drastic cuts in state services such as education.  Fortunately, for Brownback there is no way of measuring global religious freedom. He can't easily be called to account like he was in Kansas for promoting freedom from state taxes. However, it may be disheartening for him to learn that there aren't many people in the world who are anxious to exercise their religious freedom by converting to his particular view of religion. It ain't like it is in Kansas.

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