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Sen. Jerry Moran visiting Lawrence May 23 during statewide tour

May 16, 2011


U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran will speak in Lawrence next Monday as part of his statewide listening tour.

Moran, R-Kan., will meet with Lawrence residents from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. May 23 at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vt. The event is hosted by the Lawrence Chamber of Commerce.

Moran was elected to the Senate last November after representing the state’s First District in the U.S. House for seven terms.


overthemoon 7 years, 1 month ago

Will he just speak, or will he listen? Really listen and head the comments of those who do not think that walking in lock step with the party at the expense of the people is such a good idea?

My guess would be that he won't. Like his responses to letters, he will reply in boiler plate talking points without showing any in depth understanding of the issues.

Richard Heckler 7 years, 1 month ago

Bitchin About the debt

Every time I hear someone bitching about the national debt it is usually the same people pushing to stop Social Security Insurance and Medicare.

Unless taxes are raised, the government(taxpayers) would have to borrow up to $4 trillion over the next 20 years to make up the money that is drained out of the system by private accounts.

Social Security privatization will raise the size of the government's deficit to nearly $700 billion per year for the next 20 years, almost tripling the size of the national debt.

Put simply, moving to a system of private accounts would not only put retirement income at risk--it would likely put the entire economy at risk.

This leads me to believe that these people do not really give a damn about the national debt. Hell they sat back and watched Reagan/Bush,Bush/Quale and Bush/Cheney increase the debt by their borrow borrow borrow spend spend spend nonsense.

Now that the white house is occupied by a black president the national debt is suddenly a horrifying experience.

Do these people have minds of their own or are they simply sheep by nature?

These are people who seem to take their talking points from the higher up's and it ain't comin from GOD.

yourworstnightmare 7 years, 1 month ago

The same Jerry Moran who voted for all of Bush's deficit ballooning budgets? That Jerry Moran? Who has suddenly gotten religion about the deficit?

I guess he was brown on one side and needed to be flipped.

Joseph Jarvis 7 years, 1 month ago

The timing and poor notice of the stop suggests he is dodging Lawrence.

Typically, tour stops are scheduled weeks in advance, publicized in his newsletter and on his website, and scheduled midday. Lawrence's stop was announced on one week's notice. His newsletter didn't release the location. His website omits the stop altogether. And it's scheduled at 9 a.m. on a Monday. It's also the day after commencement, so most students will have left town.

He may face tougher questions here, but Lawrence is no less deserving of a voice in Washington. I invite him to return--with a little notice--this fall.

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