According to Jim Geraghty, the stste’s “unemployment rate is 6.5 percent, more than two percentage points lower than the national average. For what it’s worth, the rate is down two-tenths of a percentage point from last month. Kansas’s unemployment rate has been consistently below the national average, peaking at 7.6 percent in the summer of 2009.”
Guess it must be that conservative “populist movement that has done irreversible harm to the material interests of the common people it professes to love so tenderly“.
Maybe we should ask Thomas Frank what’s the matter with California where unemployment is currently three percentage points higher than the national average. Democrats have run both houses of the California legislature for the past
14 15 years. Can’t recall the last time they ran either in the Sunflower State.