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

July 28, 2011

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— 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.

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Gandalf 2 years, 8 months ago

brownie should use his farm subsidy as seed money for a faith based initiative for farmers!

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autie 2 years, 8 months ago

Larry is right...Damn Bea is right....any good theocrat should know that it is God's will and God doesn't favor those who go against it. Then they will ask God for rain to fill the Ogallala aquifer. I bet if there is a God, he is laughing his ass off at little Sammy the pretender.

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Agnostick 2 years, 8 months ago

So, I guess we're not worried anymore that the federal government won't have enough money for us? Like we were... say... 48 hours ago?

"That is what I'm focused on. We are looking at what we can and what we need to do to really cut down on and anticipate far fewer dollars, because that is what will actually happen to the states," Brownback said. "The bonds will get paid first because it will be a higher priority by the government, but they will then stop making transfer payments to the states."

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2011/jul/27/brownback-says-his-administration-preparing-reduce/?kansas_legislature

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parco814 2 years, 8 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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Stuart Sweeney 2 years, 8 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?

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newmedia 2 years, 8 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.

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beatrice 2 years, 8 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.

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Gandalf 2 years, 8 months ago

He has to have his corporate welfare. It's just welfare for children he hates.

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yourworstnightmare 2 years, 8 months ago

Brownback asking for a pull from the federal teat.

Hypocrite.

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 8 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??

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scott3460 2 years, 8 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.

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Gandalf 2 years, 8 months ago

Hey, saving the taxpayers 200k in fed SRS funds by closing the lawrence branch. Now wants more more fed money for the rest of the state?

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pavlovs_dog 2 years, 8 months ago

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

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Pywacket 2 years, 8 months ago

Oh! The disaster in question is due to drought and severe weather? I guess it was too much to hope that he had realized what an unmitigated disaster his "leadership" had created for the state of Kansas and was flailing about for help in rectifying things.

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dabbindan 2 years, 8 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.

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SDTPlant 2 years, 8 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.

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