Archive for Wednesday, September 7, 2005

Shared values

September 7, 2005


To the editor:

I am writing to applaud the Lawrence area lawmakers given failing marks by the Kansas Taxpayers Network as reported in the Sept. 1 Journal-World. We are fortunate to have six brave men and women representing both parties (Reps. Barbara Ballard, Paul Davis, Tom Holland and Tom Sloan and Sens. Marci Francisco and Roger Pine) who, especially compared with many peers across the state, understand that their role in a representative democracy is to represent their constituents.

Many years ago, I learned in civics class that one of the primary functions of government is to determine who will get the valued things of a society. I interpret these "valued things" to include good schools and adequate social services and I appreciate elected representatives who share these values.

Dot Nary,



Jamesaust 12 years, 8 months ago

Yes, it has always been a strange policy choice for groups like the Kansas Taxpayers Network to make -- higher taxes do without doubt make Kansas less competitive than other states with lower taxes when evaluating relative tax burdens. But how Kansas improves on that situation by creating a generation of uneducated graduates one can only wonder. Somehow I suspect that a well-educated Kansas populace will always be more competitive than a poorly educated one regardless of the existing tax burden.

kansaskev61 12 years, 8 months ago

It's Bush's fault. It's Bush's fault. It's ALL Bush's fault

yourworstnightmare 12 years, 8 months ago

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