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Democrats ask moderate Republicans, independents to join their cause

August 8, 2012

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— After the political massacre of moderate Republican candidates in the Kansas GOP primary, state Democratic leaders Wednesday urged moderates and independents to join with them to fight what they described as Gov. Sam Brownback's radical agenda.

House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, and Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, on Wednesday say moderate Republicans and independents should join Democratic efforts to fight Gov. Sam Brownback's agenda.

House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence, and Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka, on Wednesday say moderate Republicans and independents should join Democratic efforts to fight Gov. Sam Brownback's agenda.

"The welcome mat is front and center at the Democratic Party of Kansas," said House Minority Leader Paul Davis, D-Lawrence.

Davis said the Brownback agenda is anti-public school, anti-middle class taxpayer, and anti-woman.

Brownback, a conservative Republican, issued a statement, saying he is pro-jobs. "The people of Kansas have a clear choice: Do we want to grow the government or grow the economy? Most Kansans want to grow the economy and increase the number of private sector jobs in our state. We will continue working every day to help Kansans fulfill their aspirations.”

On Tuesday, control of the Kansas Senate appeared to be in the hands of so-called conservatives after Brownback and several wealthy contributors, including the billionaire Koch brothers, targeted for defeat a group of moderate Republican incumbents.

Ten senators targeted by Brownback were defeated in the GOP primary, and conservatives picked up two more open Senate seats.

"We had a governor and his followers who wanted to purge members of the Republican Party from the Legislature, taking on traditional Republicans who had been the bulwark of that party for years and years and years," said Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka.

Now the battle continues to the Nov. 6 general election and Democrats are in a precarious situation. Democrats hold only eight of 40 Senate seats and 33 of 125 House seats, and are hoping to get support at the polls from moderate Republicans.

In Tuesday's GOP primary, conservative groups, such as Americans for Prosperity, which was founded by Charles and David Koch, dumped untold amounts of money on mailers that linked moderate Republicans to "Obamacare."

"They ran their campaigns on fear and they, I think, misled a lot of voters that their senator was Barack Obama's best friend," said Davis. Referring to the Affordable Care Act, signed into law by Obama, Davis said, "Nobody in this building was going to effect that."

AFP-Kansas director Derrick Sontag said, “The primary results make one thing clear: Kansans support those who promote fiscally conservative, limited government, free market policies.”

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

Paul Davis/Anthony Hensley where are you?

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

In the early 1980s, under Reagan, regulatory changes took place that gave the S&L industry new powers and for the first time in history measures were taken to increase the profitability of S&Ls at the expense of promoting home ownership.

What is important to note about the S&L scandal is that it was the largest theft in the history of the world and US tax payers are who was robbed.

The problems occurred in the Savings and Loan industry as they relate to theft because the industry was deregulated under the Reagan/Bush administration and restrictions were eased on the industry so much that abuse and misuse of funds became easy, rampant, and went unchecked.

There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still in office and still part of the Bush Jr. administration today.

Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this is about one quarter of our national debt).

Between 1981 and 1989, when George Bush finally announced that there was a Savings and Loan Crisis to the world, the Reagan/Bush administration worked to cover up Savings and Loan problems by reducing the number and depth of examinations required of S&Ls as well as attacking political opponents who were sounding early alarms about the S&L industry. Industry insiders were aware of significant S&L problems as early 1986 that they felt would require a bailout.

This information was kept from the media until after Bush had won the 1988 elections.

Jeb Bush defaulted on a $4.56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. After federal regulators closed the S&L, the office building that Jeb used the $4.56 million to finance was reappraised by the regulators at $500,000, which Bush and his partners paid.

The taxpayers had to pay back the remaining 4 million plus dollars.In the early 1980s, under Reagan, regulatory changes took place that gave the S&L industry new powers and for the first time in history measures were taken to increase the profitability of S&Ls at the expense of promoting home ownership.

Bush/Cheney did a magnificent repeat performance of robbing taxpayers,putting millions more out work,out of medical insurance and billed taxpayers trillions of dollars for the Bush/Cheney admin monitor the largest fraud scheme in the history of the USA.

Who can afford another republican administration?

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

Republican economic policy makes buying homes a huge risk as a long term investment

They have established this risk under Reagan/Bush and Bush/Cheney which of course is easily documented.

It is these two administrations that brought the USA frauds that effectively took down home values substantially.

Why isn't the democratic party reminding voters,taxpayers and homeowners of this monster risk? Sweeping matters under the rug will not protect homeowners and new buyers.

Brownback and other Kansas delegates were in the beltway. Did they warn their constituents of the coming financial disaster?

It was fraud and republican politics not the housing market that destroyed an all American long term investment.

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globehead 1 year, 8 months ago

Unfortunately, even if BOTH moderate republicans in this state voted with the democrats, it wouldn't be enough.

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headdoctor 1 year, 8 months ago

Your post, Armstrong, just shows how removed you are from reality. The Generation X and a good share of the Generation Y have already left school and life has set in. They are not ignorant. They know that the boomers have hung them out to dry. You may be waiting a long time for them to come around to the modern Republican party. If I were you I wouldn't expect a bumper crop of new NeoCons anytime soon.

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headdoctor 1 year, 8 months ago

How about this for a dose of reality. Imagine what your life would be like when all your spoiled brat baby boomer politician heroes die off or if all the Gen X and younger generations finally figure out they have the voting power to oust all the power hungry wrinkled butts.

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Armstrong 1 year, 8 months ago

Life in the bubble. It must be hard for the left leaners finding out how far removed they really are from reality.

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headdoctor 1 year, 8 months ago

I doubt it. Just a SNAFU of the forum program. I had problems a moment ago.

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ShePrecedes 1 year, 8 months ago

I would indeed vote Democrat if I thought they would really listen to what I have for stances on issues. But I am not at all convinced that they would listen.

Got a call the other day for Obama, asking for money. I said I wasn't voting for Obama and asked if they wanted to know why. They hung up on me without inquiring as to why I would not give a second vote to Obama.

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Agnostick 1 year, 8 months ago

BTW... has anyone seen Colonel_Angus lately?

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Getaroom 1 year, 8 months ago

This entire conversation, most often a yelling match, is reminiscent of the civil war days. The Tea Party is busy with their unbending extremism and are attempting to walk the Nation back to the good 'ol days of slavery, a time when life was simple and most people were uneducated, The United States of Rich with GOD on their side! Civil Wars always end up being run by Oligarchs. Unless you are wildly wealthy already, you are just going to be a servant, a servant to the wealthy, serving their needs, wants and desires because that is all the work left to do. The Tea Party is scurrying around all worried about the Muslim Brotherhood infiltrating the BIG GOV, the one they already purport to hate, nonsense birther issues, and apparently an unending list of reasons to get rid of the The Black President. All the while the US Military harbors in it's ranks a "small number of racist skin heads" who are actually practicing right under their noses. But oh my GOD, gotta get rid of the gays, they are ruining our military.

Well, I suppose President Obama will remain President even after all this insane extremest behavior and then what will you do. Continue to Not show up to vote, it's the American way, gripe about who is running the country, even though you know who they are and why they are doing it? Money talks louder than words and there is lot's of it for the few, elections are bought and sold like the stock futures, life goes on. Take profits now, use up the resources and to hell with the rest of you! The Republican Way of Life. Oh ya, and get free stuff that's what it's all about, as long as it is not from the pocket of a Republican because they pulled themselves by the booth straps and did it all by themselves and the Free Market. GOD loves only the Devout Republicans, so stop groveling and stand up like a Man and get back to work! Workin' for the Man, because who else is there to work and stop complaining you got a job don't you? Have a good laugh?

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Agnostick 1 year, 8 months ago

Oooooooo.... we have an AUTHOR in our midst!!!

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headdoctor 1 year, 8 months ago

Sageonpage says, "Oh and we are to believe that no PAC or outside of KS group sent money to the 'Moderates'? Seems like yellow journalism again..."

You and those who follow Rothschild around like a puppy dog wouldn't know real Yellow Journalism if it bit you on the butt. Your twisted monthly rag, books, letters and posts are closer to Yellow Journalism than anything Rothschild does. Of course most of the modern Republicans don't have much taste for the truth. I think Fox News is more your speed.

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cowboy 1 year, 8 months ago

In a couple years when the deficits start rolling up , republican relatives , disabled , and the aged , are denied health care services , the school budgets are decimated , your local property taxes have increased by double digits , your roads are crumbling , there will be only one party to blame.

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HutchSaltHawk 1 year, 8 months ago

Regardless of the labels, Kansans need to pick a side - for or against Brownback/Koch Brothers. The Dems can't find this battle alone, and if we want to save the state from regressing about 60 years, we need to stand together.

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 8 months ago

While it might not seem so now, the downfall of the modern right wing populist conservatives will be their anti-intellectualism, ant-elitism, and stubborn resistance to reality.

These are great characteristics to win elections, but even the Koch brothers will soon become tired of this rhetoric when they no longer have use for it.

The Kochs, like many corporate leaders, are intellectuals and elitists. Corporate fat cats. Either the right wing populists will figure this out (doubtful), or the Kochs will toss them aside when they are no longer useful to them (already happening in many ways).

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Pastor_Bedtime 1 year, 8 months ago

William F. Buckley, Jr., has been quoted as saying "Conservatives pride themselves on resisting change, which is as it should be. But intelligent deference to tradition and stability can evolve into intellectual sloth and moral fanaticism, as when conservatives simply decline to look up from dogma because the effort to raise their heads and reconsider is too great." But because Bill talked and dressed kinda funny, he must've been a Commie. I just know it!

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D_W 1 year, 8 months ago

Is this an editorial? It's a joke to me that this is supposed to pass for real journalism. "dumped untold amounts of money on mailers" How about presenting some real data or facts rather than just throwing out a statement you think will tickle the ears of those that agree with you.

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oldbaldguy 1 year, 8 months ago

We will just have to see won't we. What does the Democratic Party offer to the people of Kansas? Without more participation in the process, as in at the local party level, this is what you get. Folks who have an agenda that prosecute it. How did Lynn Jenkins get elected in the first place? I have not met anybody who is going to vote for her, at least that is what they say. Many are Republicans.

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rockchalk1977 1 year, 8 months ago

Scott, it appears your one man jihad against the Kansas GOP, Gov. Brownback and the Koch brothers has failed with this "massacre of moderate Republican candidates". Better meet with co-conspirator Paul Davis about plan B smear tactics.

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Pastor_Bedtime 1 year, 8 months ago

We've had so many good ideas come up here lately on how to court moderates on both sides of the aisle I thought I'd start a list.

  • Start by identifying them as Communist or Socialist, as this is clearly the fact if they don't agree with you.
  • Remind them how they've failed the gods of conservatism by straying from the "party line".
  • Accuse any detractors of being freeloaders / welfare mooches / drags on society.
  • Remind them that there is no compromise when we're talking good and evil.
  • Be sure to invoke your faith upon them and recoil in disgust if there's resistance.
  • Whenever possible, gloat.

With these winning strategies in hand there's no doubt that moderates from both sides of the aisle will be gleefully running to support whatever their party dictates to them.

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Kate Rogge 1 year, 8 months ago

Koch money, which is John Birch Society in origin and political intent, continues to buy Kansas politicians and Kansas elections. And to what end? To create a single Bircher viewpoint by overriding and eliminating those not on board for political Armageddon. Moderate Republican state senators and state representatives represent their moderate Republican constituencies. With the Kochs in charge of our state politics, moderates no longer have any voice or representation. Kansas is now a body farm for hard right extremists.

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SageonPage 1 year, 8 months ago

The liberals are lead by their illogical emotional over-reaction to life. Scott RothsChild, Paul Davis and Hensley are all cut from the same histrionic cloth. Their exaggerated verbiage and the sky is falling attitude is laughable and more inline with an overwrought thespian hoping that by over acting for attention. The inflammatory language is sophomoric, take for example - 'political massacre, radical agenda, Davis said the Brownback agenda is anti-public school, anti-middle class taxpayer, and anti-woman. What silly hand-wringing liberalism on display. Yes Paul Davis, people do not like Obama and you are right to admit that being named his best friend is political suicide.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 8 months ago

We have had and still have, for now, a society that has made it possible for people like the Kochs to become very wealthy, but now they want to change it. And the Tea Party people don't even question their motives for wanting that change. Born Again American's initials are BAA for a reason.

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Pastor_Bedtime 1 year, 8 months ago

Remember, as we learned from the zealots yesterday, there are no shades of gray. Either you are a lockstep conservative Republican or you are a Socialist ~ or Communist (doesn't matter which, you know what you are). The cleansing of the Socialists from the party was just what they think the country needs from head to toe ~ even if some of these folks have dedicated their lives to public service and have committed decades of effort to their party, who now rejects them because they have the gall to question Brownback and Koch's official party line.

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Pastor_Bedtime 1 year, 8 months ago

Funny thing, though. Republicans may actually need moderates - on both sides of the aisle- come this fall. We'll see what we can do for them then, but no promises, okay?

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Steven Gaudreau 1 year, 8 months ago

I would like to see moderates from both parties all become independent. The far left is no better then the far right. Both parties are guilty of disinfranchising voters to the point where the majority do not vote. It puzzles me how hard core party members vote their party regardless of the the actual candidates agenda. Its like a bunch of drooling zombies..im a democrat.....im a republican...must vote for my party.

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FalseHopeNoChange 1 year, 8 months ago

Which "Democrats" would be 'talkin' about? The Normal ones?

Or the Roseanne Barr, Anthony Weiner, DRD4 Genies ones?

It make a difference you know.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

Conservatives represent narrow minded one party thinking and reckless spending to achieve their libertarian Tea party objectives. Nothing fiscal conservative about these thinkers.

How do we know verify the reckless spending? Look at the money spent to unseat fiscally responsible moderate representatives that actually represent the majority.

The majority voters need to return to the voting booths in order to save our states and our country. Don't let the mean nasty campaigns without substance keep voters away for that is the objective of mean nasty campaigns built on misinformation.

There is nothing fiscal conservative about wiping out public education, state government or constantly cutting taxes to benefit the few at the expense of the middle class and the upper middle class.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 8 months ago

Democrats ask moderate Republicans, independents to join their cause = a very smart concept.

My fiscal conservative republican father in law did exactly that in Pennsylvania. For more than 50 years he was with the once fiscal conservative/socially responsible republican party. In fact he still considers himself a fiscal conservative republican.

The GOP walked away from him is his response. There is no longer a GOP much less a fiscal conservative GOP.

Where is the fiscal conservative in this reckless spending?

Republicans in Name Only is what Brownback brought back to Kansas from the beltway. This is definitely RINO activity no question about it.

In the end RINO big debt and super duper bailouts were the results which does not seem to bother RINO's, as long as they are in power.

In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion.

Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy.

Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2010/0111orr.html

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labmonkey 1 year, 8 months ago

Dear Kansas Democrats asking moderate Republicans for help... Gov. Kathy screwed that up for you when she dined with Tiller and later went all out for Obama and his healthcare plan. Many moderates don't want to be fooled again and will vote for conservatives in the general election since they are the lesser of the evils.

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 8 months ago

Psychologically, working and middle class Republicans, the ones who support the current austerity hysteria, anyway, must be very similar to people who are cutters. They despise themselves so much that they engage in self-mutiliation.

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Dan Eyler 1 year, 8 months ago

Paul Davis mentioned that republicans ran on fear and misleading the voter. The part about misleading the voter started January 1st, 2009. After four years and no hope for change, Kansas has decided to veer to the right now heading in a different direction. A majority in our state are not going to follow our president over the cliff. We're not overly receptive of republicans who were thinking about joining the suicide pack over the edge. That was made pretty clear in the primary elections Tuesday. Those republicans who went along with all of the government spending over the past 25 years nearly bankrupting the state, and need to politely exit the stage now. Thank you for your service and I honestly mean that, it's a hard job. Less government sounds very refreshing right now. Less taxes, business growth and jobs is what Kansas wants. The President and the democrats have no solution except growing the government as the only means to create jobs and raising taxes on small businesses to pay for it. Republicans were going along for the ride and Kansas decided we've had enough. Come November the point will be made clear regardless of what happens in Washington DC. Kansans need to put on their thinking hats and get creative about job and economic growth with stability in the private sector because the Kansas state government wont be the place to look for a job. In the new world market Kansas has some of the best resources and people available to move our state into a much better position for job growth and exports. The Kansas legislature had no leadership for getting us there. The voting booth took care of that.

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bigtoe 1 year, 8 months ago

All you pinko whiners plus Scottie Poo - don't give up hope because brighter days are coming in the near future when Governor Kobach takes office.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

Plenty of room on the Demotanic!

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question4u 1 year, 8 months ago

What a bunch of whiners! American democracy was founded on the principle that the wealthy should be able to use their enormous monetary resources to try to influence elections. If you think that American government should be "of the people, by the people, for the people" rather than of the people, by the people, for the people who possess the greatest wealth then you're a whiner. Lincoln was obviously a sap. He must have been naive enough to think that the founding fathers wanted everyone to have an equal opportunity to determine the outcome of elections. That idea is just un-American. if you don't believe that the wealthy should be able to further their own interests through expensive smear campaigns, then you're just a whiner. It goes without saying that you're a whiner if you don't believe that the Koch brothers have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars in the last few weeks out of a selfless desire to make life easier for little old you. If you suspect that the Koch's might just want to manipulate voters for their own interests then you're a liberal whiner.

You're even a worse whiner if you think that Kansas shouldn't risk its future on an "experiment" that is projected by nonpartisan experts to create a multi-billion-dollar deficit in five years. If you're not willing to trust Sam Brownback's judgment just because his predictions about NEA funding turned out to be dead wrong and his rejection of federal funding to begin implementation of heath care changes looks as though it will prove to be a very costly mistake, then you're a whiner.

If you don't believe that candidates with no experience will turn out to be much smarter than those who have served Republican interests in the legislature for 20 years, then you're a whiner. Can there really be people who think that experienced Republican politicians might actually be justified in their fears that an extremist right-wing agenda could prove catastrophic for Kansas? That would be like believing that scientists haven't just made up their data about evolution and global warming (though not quite as foolish as believing that Obama was actually born in the United States).

If you're not willing to cast caution to the wind, plunge the state into an experiment that no previous Kansas government has even considered, and take on faith the idea that prosperity will come by eliminating a huge percentage of state revenues, then you're just a hopeless whiner. Get with the program! Shut your eyes and cheer, because Flim-Flam Sam is going to make everything great. Listen to the sages on this very web page. Once you quit insisting on reason and facts, then you can quit whining and start celebrating.

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headdoctor 1 year, 8 months ago

This primary doesn't really mean squat unless the only ones running in their district were Republicans fighting among themselves. There may not be much hope for Kansas in the short term since many are stuck on this insanity of us against them. It is just more examples of people voting for things that are not in their own best interest. Pretty sad that the left over NeoCons and NeoLiberals have riddled the Republican party. Seems to me that the Modern Democrats are closer to the old Republicans than the Republicans are.

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situveux1 1 year, 8 months ago

According to the AP, so called moderate Republicans, along with the AFL-CIO and other unions, outspent the Chamber, AFP and conservatives by a 3 to 1 margin. Interesting that Scott attempts to make it look like it was money that bought these election results rather than voters making an informed decision.

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Paul R Getto 1 year, 8 months ago

Should be interesting. Joe six pack will get back a dollar or two a week. Local property taxes will skyrocket and services will be severely cut.

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Alceste 1 year, 8 months ago

Gee......why aren't ANY of them addressing the RAPING of the public each of these legislators are doing relative to their KPERS funded retirement??? They all seem to agree about that issue. Paul Davis don't return emails; Ballard don't return emails; Holland don't return emails, etc., etc., etc. All the legislature did this last session was change the fact they don't work 372 days a year!!!! Instead, they reduced their work year to 365 days!!!!! And they're paid for every single one of them days when it comes to retirement time:

Even though they only really "earn" for a couple of months of the year, they get credit for earning it all year long.

For the legislator listing all income - the daily rate, subsistence and allowance - this is how annualization is calculated:

•$88.66 (daily rate) x 31 (days) x 12 (months) = $32,981.52

•$123 (subsistence) x 31 (days) x 12 (months) = $45,756

•$7,083 non-session allowance.

Altogether, that equals $85,820.52, and that's the pay figure that would be used for that legislator retiring now.

Now then, that political hack who is president of the Kansas hillbilly senate or whatever the operation is has defended this obscene payout because legilsators work for "...so little money....". Ok....if that is the case, why aren't all civil servants for the state of Kansas allowed to have their KPERS benefit calculated on a 372 day work year?

In calendar year 2010, employer contributions for legislators in KPERS slightly topped $900,000.

A legislator retiring with an annualized pay of $85,820.52, and with 10 years' service, would have an annual KPERS benefit of $15,018.60, for a monthly benefit of $1,251.55, according to KPERS. If the retiring legislator had 20 years' service, the annual benefit would be $30,037.20, and monthly, $2,503.10.

A state social services worker in a supervisory role retired in 1995 after 15 years and draws a monthly KPERS benefit of $524. That is equal to the monthly benefit for a county-level commercial appraiser who retired at 65, vested at nine years with KPERS.

It's for the children, you know. shrug

Moderates? SPIT They're all hacks and crooks for paying themselves like this.....throw the bums out or al least let each one of them explain why they work harder than anyone else in the KPERS pension plan. 365 day work year indeed. Fess up you bunch of greedy galoots!!

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autie 1 year, 8 months ago

and Derrick Sontag is nothing more than a thug for hire. The jobs, jobs, jobs mantra is kind of old and now those boys will have to put up or shut up....so in two years when it has all gone to hell and business is not flocking to the cultural sinkhole of America...all those worthless sucks will be looking for jobs, job, jobs.

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pinecreek 1 year, 8 months ago

It is a shame that the outcome of this election won't be obvious for one or two generations. The good news--taxes will be lower for those that make high incomes and can benefit from the result. The bad news--we can fight Mississippi and Louisiana for the bottom of the education-achievement tables. Yayyy us!!

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somedude20 1 year, 8 months ago

We are all trapped in the same building that is on fire with no way out. Sooner or later, you will get burned as well, just like this cancerous administration will infect us all. Unless you do not value your health, your money and your kid's future, no one won.....

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 8 months ago

The new GOP (Grand Old Plutocracy) have an agenda that will be disastrous for the majority of Kansans. Let's hope that a majority of voters figure that out while there are still elections in which they are allowed to cast votes.

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wastewatcher 1 year, 8 months ago

The LIBERAL DEMS,HENSLEY AND DAVIS, need to simply acknowledge thar their agenda has been defeated once again. Instead of hanging on to a losing plilosophy, it is time to retool the Kansas Dems. OUT WITH HENSLEY, DAVIS, and WAGNON and all of tje ULTRA LIBERAL SEBELIUS minions and find new Kansans.

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Clark Coan 1 year, 8 months ago

We really are living in Brownbakistan as Thomas Frank recently pointed out in the New Yorker.

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consumer1 1 year, 8 months ago

On Tuesday, control of the Kansas Senate appeared to be in the hands of so-called conservatives after Brownback and several wealthy contributors, including the billionaire Koch brothers, targeted for defeat a group of moderate Republican incumbents.

Whiners!! of course the Dems are crying foul!

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consumer1 1 year, 8 months ago

"Davis said the Brownback agenda is anti-public school, anti-middle class taxpayer, and anti-woman." What a liar this guy is.

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consumer1 1 year, 8 months ago

Moderate Republicans and Independent vote this way because they don't agree with the Dems. Save your breath. Or continue to impress the sheeple with your rhetoric.

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