Kathleen Sebelius Criticizes Gov. Sam Brownback’s Vision for Kansas
Former Kansas governor Kathleen Sebelius on Tuesday called Gov. Sam Brownback’s tax cut plan a “failed and flawed vision.”
In her first interview with a Kansas reporter since she resigned as President Barack Obama’s health and human services secretary last April, Sebelius lamented the state’s credit downgrades, cuts to public schools and faltering job growth.
“I really worry about what the result of this great experiment will be and how long it will take the state to recover from what seems to be a failed and flawed vision of cutting taxes and job growth,” the Democrat said.
Sebelius also said the Republican governor’s proposed tax increases on tobacco and alcohol won’t generate enough revenue to make up for his tax cuts.
“I’m not sure there’s enough smokers and drinkers in Kansas to balance these enormous financial cuts,” Sebelius said.