Given our apparent short attention spans, it seems we must be repeatedly reminded there are consequences to our decisions. And so it is with the never-ending Republican mantra calling for tax cuts.

Even as it quickly became evident that the Brownback-era tax cuts would never provide the eruption of revenue as promised, Republican lawmakers refused to back away from an ongoing policy disaster. Some of the consequences were more quickly evident as infrastructure projects were put on hold while highways around the state continued to deteriorate.