To the editor:
The Brownback administration has been saying over and over for months that their resistance to “Obamacare” is because the citizens of Kansas want Kansas solutions to health care and don’t want the federal government to make their decisions for them.
Brownback’s decision to not form a state-federal partnership over the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and, instead, put Kansas in the pool of states that will use the default federal implementation is in direct opposition to his previous stance and contradicts what he has told us the people of Kansas have demanded.
This is just another example in a long list of Brownback’s inept and lie-laden decisions (remember when he was sure eliminating arts funding wouldn’t compromise funding from the NEA? Or when he told the state Senate their reconsideration of the massive tax cut bill would simply be a way to start negotiations with the House and he wouldn’t actually sign such a bill? Or when the Legislature told his administration to cut SRS costs by reducing administrative overhead in Topeka and they hired more administrative personnel from Florida and tried to close the Lawrence office instead? And on and on).