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Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, the anti-tax heartland
Obama pitches economic plan in Kansas, the anti-tax heartland

There was what President Obama said Thursday, and there was where he said it. Eager to highlight the differences between his new "middle-class economics" initiative and the trickle-down approach Democrats accuse their rivals of embracing, the president continued his post-State of the Union tour in Kansas, a state he lost twice. Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has sought to make the state a laboratory for austere conservative fiscal policies. Brownback slashed spending and taxes after taking office four years ago, promising an economic boom would follow. But with state revenues lagging — $333 million short of projections in the fiscal year that ended in June, and $205...

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