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A. They promised efficiency. What did they deliver?
B. They promised transparency. What did they deliver?
C. They promised to let the sales tax increase expire. What will they deliver?
D. Brownback promised to protect education. What will he deliver?
Answers: A. inefficiency. B. secrecy. C. a sales tax increase. D. whatever the Chamber of Commerce wants
Private GOP tax talks ‘going well’
for the private people they most represent
Taxes have to come from somewhere but not the rich.
Brownback is a train wreck happening in slow motion.
The AG can't fulfill his statutory obligations and works against government transparency.
But, as bad as they are they probably will get reelected because there is no one to step up and run and because of low information voters that have clue about what their elected officials really do or don't do.
Slow motion?? This has been off the rails and barreling through main street since he took office!
Perhaps but I like my description better. If it was full speed it would happen and be over in a flash but in slow motion we see the engine crash but the cars are crashing too but over a prolonged period of time. The crash started when he took office but it is still happening.
Why is only the GOP talking about taxes in private this afects everybody.
my question too.
Blood on the floor soon. Get ready to bring out the mops.
When Obama did this with Obamacare, had control of the House and temporary control of the Senate, he was accused of ramming legislation down the throats of Americans. When he won't give up on changing the tax rates on upper earners in exchange for entitlement reform, he's accused of an unwillingness to compromise and exhibit bi-partisanship. In Kansas, we don't even bother. All hail, Brownbackistan.
Republicans were never completely locked out of the discussions of healthcare reform, although IIRC, they refused to participate. Even so, a number of the provisions of the ACA are there as a result of Republican demands.
So were they partially locked out? And if so, is that acceptable?
no they locked themselves out by choose, there is a difference
Where's the transparency this administration has been touting? I see the lack of it every single day...this is no exception.
Transparency is for the other guy.
Where has this administration promised transparency? Who among us expected that the administration would be transparent? LMH, I think that you're arguing the wrong thing, here. If you want to hold the administration accountable for a lack of transparency, fine...but I think that trying to paint them as hypocrites is disingenuous.
I admit that I am not disappointed that this administration is not more transparent--but that is solely because I expected a non-transparent administration. When one has no expectations, they are easily met.
By "transparent" Brownbeak meant impossible to see.
Brownback and his cronies sitting around agreeing with each other about eviscerating public education, taking more and more from the poor and middle class to fund the already-wealthy. Of COURSE it's "going well".
and this way Brownback can say that he really fought for no cut to education but he just couldn't win, and there will be no one there to dispute the fact he is probably arguing for a 5% cut
My question is, why are we paying so many representitives if only a handful are making the decisions? Seems like huge government waste of our tax dollars.
Perhaps it's time to lay off the dead weight and save the state a bundle to fill in Sams budget hole, so he doesn't have to squeeze it all out of the middle class and poor.
After all, King Sam doesn't need a legislature to drive the state to ruin.
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