Letters to the Editor

Texas jobs

September 2, 2011


To the editor:

Brownback touted himself as creating jobs in Kansas when he got elected. So far, the only jobs he’s created are high-paying administrative jobs at the SRS for out-of-state cronies. Now, buried in an Aug. 30 article (“No insurance exchange in Kansas...”), we find that he’s awarded a $135 million contract to a Texas firm to develop a “computerized system that ... will make it easier ... to apply for social services and also increase identification of fraud in Medicaid and other programs...”

In addition to my wondering if the contract was a no-bid contract, I see that Brownback said the following in one action: He wants to create jobs in Texas, but not Kansas; he doesn’t think a Kansas development firm is capable of creating the system; and he’s more concerned with Texas because it has more electoral votes than Kansas. Very well done, three sucker punches at once.

Add this to the list of things to remember during the next election.


defenestrator 6 years, 9 months ago

Don't forget about the $31.5 million Brownback declined. He apparently wasn't thinking, or he would have just endorsed it over to Rick Parry.

tomatogrower 6 years, 9 months ago

He just couldn't figure out a way to endorse it over to big businesses like the Koch brothers groups. Otherwise he would have grabbed the money.

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