Rachel Maddow uncovered what should be front page news; state Republicans are do away with income taxes while instituting a very regressive value added sales tax only. Talk about stamping down demand. That's at the same time they reduced tax breaks for the poor and closed tax breaks that helped struggling families survive. Tax food? Why not?
But I say go for it Louisiana and Kansas, please show us all how well that works. Making the poor pay more sounds like the old days in merry old England when the king demanded higher and higher taxes from the peasants, or else. Boy, there's going to be a lot to fix when the political pendulum swing back to the Democrats.