Republicans got everything they ever wanted in Kansas (home of the Koch brothers), tax cuts, tax cuts, tax cuts especially for the rich, stripping the government down to next to nothing, promising jobs created by the flood of companies moving there. Now, after the years of misery they inflicted on their poor deluded citizens, they have officially voted to throw in the towel - forced finally to admit their idea of trickle down economics (voodoo) simply does not work.
And of course, while Republicans outside of Kansas have gotten the word, they are trying to ignore it.
As Voodoo Economics Fails in Kansas, Trump Takes It National
From the link:
In 2015, Grover Norquist, who has successfully defined unconditional opposition to taxes as the defining tenet of party orthodoxy, waxed enthusiastic about one state in particular that was leading the way for the nation. “Kansas is the future,” he told an interviewer. “Kansas is the model.” Kansas was the state where Sam Brownback, the former congressman who mentored a young staffer named Paul Ryan, implemented supply-side tax cuts that, Brownback promised, would usher in prosperity and fiscal stability.
Now Brownback’s tax cuts have failed so dramatically and incontrovertibly that the state’s Republican legislature overrode Brownback’s veto to eliminate them. Incredibly, a majority of the Republicans in both chambers of the state legislature voted against the tax cuts. In a new interview with Russell Berman, Norquist insists the failure in Kansas does not tell us much at all about anything. “If you’re a Republican looking for a model,” he says, “Kansas is not the model.”
"If you've heard this story before, don't stop me because I'd like to hear it again," Groucho Marx (on market history?).
“I've learned in options trading simple is best and the obvious is often the most elusive to recognize.”
"The god of trading rewards persistence, experience and discipline, and absolutely nothing else."