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Letter: Credibility?

December 15, 2012

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To the editor:

So the ultraconservative Kansas Senate has chosen Ty Masterson to be the new chairman of their budget committee. I ask myself who else is better qualified to lead Kansas into the sunny uplands of no income taxes and fiscal responsibility than a man who has an unpayable and unimaginable $160,000 in revolving credit card charges?

This guy “ has tremendous credibility with his peers,” according to the Senate president.

Has the Kansas Republican party gone completely nuts?

Comments

Getaroom 1 year, 4 months ago

Even in death the GOP is dead and there is a stench to prove it! Run by the elected clones of Corporate America they have lied and cheated all the way to the bank and yet, they are unsated. There will never be enough to quench the thirst of these vampires. Time to drive a stake through the heart of Free Market Capitalism.

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Richard Heckler 1 year, 4 months ago

What republican party? The GOP IS DEAD.

What we have is big spending right wing economic terrorists that which brought us to "borrow and spend,borrow and spend , borrow and spend aka Supply Side Economics or Reaganomics but most likely wreckanomics.

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 4 months ago

O.K., I'll ask and hope someone knows the answer. Given this individual's history, why was he allowed to run unopposed? Why did the Democrats not even field a candidate in this district when they ran candidates in many other contests against seemingly great odds?

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riverdrifter 1 year, 4 months ago

Perfect! As somebody said, unintended comedy is the best comedy and the empty-minded teabaggers in the Topeka state house keep it coming -day in and day out.

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tomatogrower 1 year, 4 months ago

"Has the Kansas Republican party gone completely nuts?" You've only just now noticed?

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just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 1 year, 4 months ago

Given that the Republican Party has chosen to run the state budget deep into the red, he's actually a very appropriate choice.

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Brock Masters 1 year, 4 months ago

I won't defend Materson, but I will point out unless you're equally appalled at Geithner being picked as Treasurer then you're just being partisan.

Our standards for our elected leaders should be universal and not based on political party.

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Ken Lassman 1 year, 4 months ago

Here's the reaction of the public when Masterson declared bankruptcy in 2011, four years after attempting to strike a deal with his creditors, from the Wichita paper where he comes from:

http://www.kansas.com/2011/03/06/1749823/andover-state-senator-files-for.html

Sounds like a pretty special guy!

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