Archive for Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gov. Brownback seeks disaster declarations from U.S. ag secretary

July 28, 2011


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has asked U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to issue disaster declarations for several counties experiencing losses from drought and severe weather.

In a letter this week, Brownback requested that drought disasters be declared for Kiowa, Marion, McPherson and Pratt counties. They would be added to 46 counties for which drought disasters have already been declared this year.

Brownback has also requested an agricultural disaster declaration for 10 counties hit by floods, hail and high winds. Those counties are Atchison, Clay, Doniphan, Kiowa, Leavenworth, Osborne, Pratt, Sedgwick, Wallace and Wyandotte.

The governor says the extreme conditions have taken a toll on crop production and livestock across the state. He's seeking eligibility for federal emergency loan and other agriculture aid.


SDTPlant 6 years, 11 months ago

Lets see. How does this work? The Lord of Brownbackistan now wants federal dollars. If I were Tom Vilsack, I'd tell him to use his own money. He seems to have plenty of it to throw at programs that he favors. I say, let them eat cake.

dabbindan 6 years, 11 months ago

as far as i'm concerned, the headline should read:

"gov. brownback IS a disaster"

i know it's not particularly articulate or even that clever. but i DO feel a bit better.

pavlovs_dog 6 years, 11 months ago

All for small gov't except when his hand is out.

Orwell 6 years, 11 months ago

He didn't save taxpayers a plugged nickel in federal SRS funds. Kansas taxpayers will still pay their share, but those dollars will be spent in other states.

Thanks a pantload, Sam.

Scott Drummond 6 years, 11 months ago

Funny how the right wingers love to lecture on personal responsibility for certain constituencies, but belly up to the trough to grab all they can for others. Worthless hypocrites.

Fred Whitehead Jr. 6 years, 11 months ago

Wow, you all beat me to it!! Brownbackwards wants the federal government to stop spending and if he and his Republican Terrorist cronies do not get their way, they will take their football home! Now he wants some of that "excessive federal spending."

Will the hypocricy ever end??

yourworstnightmare 6 years, 11 months ago

Brownback asking for a pull from the federal teat.


parco814 6 years, 11 months ago

Now see here Gandalf, when the conservative folks on these boards compare the President to mass-murdering communist and fascist tyrants, that's not hate! That's love for America and freedom!

beatrice 6 years, 11 months ago

He wants to be compensated for acts of god. Isn't that going against god's will? That seems to be a hypocritical as well.

newmedia 6 years, 11 months ago

I guess no one feels the folks in Joplin or those effected from flooding on the Missouri or Mississippi rivers are entitled to govt loans, etc. either when their livelihoods were destroyed or severely reduced. It must feel great to be that self sufficient.

frank mcguinness 6 years, 11 months ago

I guess the same could be said for the folks with disabilities or underprivilged children, both of whom Brownback could care less about.

Stuart Sweeney 6 years, 11 months ago

What, King Sam is wanting help from the gubment, that would be asking the gubment to get involved in lives and business. He continually backs getting the gov't off our backs but now is inviting more. Which side of his mouth is this coming out of? Hey, King what happens when the strings are attached?

parco814 6 years, 11 months ago

What's up with this? Republicans usually respond to hard working people who face hardships by telling them they should've worked harder and planned better. Didn't Sam and his conservative congregation pray hard enough for these folks? Can't he get some of his faith-based programs (the GOP's politically correct term for religious charities) to lend a hand and give some help? Since when did Kansas become a nanny state? Where are the Koch brothers when we need them? They've got some mighty deep pockets and the country's in the middle of a budget crisis, so no more "out of control" spending for anyone, anywhere, anyhow! Gov Sam shouldn't be asking Uncle Sam for any handouts at a time like this.

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