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Letters to the Editor

One-term gov

February 1, 2012

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To the editor:

Kudos to Judy Grant for her letter to the editor of Jan. 30 titled “Statehouse bully.” It is right on target.

From his decisions to defund the Kansas Arts Commission, close SRS offices and cut funding to our schools, the governor has shown disdain for the poor, disabled and lower-income residents of Kansas. And now comes an effort to eliminate or drastically cut the  Kansas income tax, which will have the ultimate effect of raising local property and sales taxes. The governor ignores the fact that states such as Texas and Florida have alternate methods of funding to offset their lack of income taxes, be it oil, natural gas or tourism.

According to a Journal-World article in the Jan. 28 issue by Scott Rothschild, a nonpartisan Center on Budget and Policy Priorities says the governor’s proposals will create a new giveaway to large businesses at the expense of state services and other taxpayers.

Since there seems to be little interest in recalling Gov. Brownback, it seems the only option we have is to make sure he is a one-term governor. Only then will we be able to begin repairing the damage done.

Comments

Richard Heckler 2 years, 2 months ago

SO, WHO’S HIRING? | Most industries still struggle to recover from recession

Most industries struggle, but health care jobs are booming

Overall employment market improved in KC last year, but just a bit. The medical field, however, continues its boom.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/02/3405155/most-industries-struggle-but-health.html#storylink=cpy

http://www.kansascity.com/2012/02/02/3405155/most-industries-struggle-but-health.html

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downriverdan 2 years, 2 months ago

Brownback's Roadmap for Kansas has not begun yet, it is just now under way. The results we have now are from a prior administration.

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Armstrong 2 years, 2 months ago

"Since there seems to be little interest in recalling Gov. Brownback,"

Fact of the matter is Kansas is one of the few states that have a surplus. Fact of the matter is Kansas is one of the few states with low unemployment. Fact of the matter is Kansas is a red state. Fact of the matter is Kansas is business friendly.

Don't like our Gov.? Move to the left coast, you can enjoy high unemployment and a state going bankrupt.

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forward 2 years, 2 months ago

As far as the recall goes, it's nearly impossible in Kansas. Kansas has some of the toughest recall rules in the nation.

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Jean Robart 2 years, 2 months ago

I am ashamed to admit i voted for Brownback. I guess that's what happens when you vote for the lesser of two evils.

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rockchalk1977 2 years, 2 months ago

"From his decisions to defund the Kansas Arts Commission".

How dare Governor Brownback attempt to balance the state budget on the backs of the art and croissant crowd. Write a check Dick!

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Fred Whitehead Jr. 2 years, 2 months ago

This guy was a lousey senator. Why would any intelligent person think he would make a better governer??

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geekin_topekan 2 years, 2 months ago

Tothe editor, why do we get 16 sports stories, 3 LTEs, and 8 news?

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