Abstract Musings

Documenting the random thoughts of a cluttered mind

I Lived in Kansas

And I know nothing is the matter with Kansas.

Regardless of Kansas’ economic performance, Mr. Frank’s main thesis–that people who are struggling economically should be voting as liberals, not conservatives–is dubious. As an editorial in the Wichita Eagle observed: “There’s nothing wrong with many Kansans wanting to hold onto a little more of their paychecks … or preferring that when they need help it comes from their family, their church, their community–not an intrusive federal government.” But what’s really astounding is that Mr. Frank, who offers little in the way of economic data, would base his argument on such blatant falsehoods. To Mr. Frank’s liberal prejudices, something may be the matter with Kansas, but it sure isn’t its economy.