Archive for Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Brownback stumps for Romney in swing state of Ohio

October 24, 2012


— Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback has been both a rival of Mitt Romney and a boss of Romney's running mate. Now, Brownback has served as a surrogate for the GOP presidential nominee in a crucial swing state.

The Youngstown, Ohio, Vindicator reported that Brownback spent Tuesday on a five-city tour of northeastern Ohio stumping for the Republican ticket of Ryan and Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan. Brownback, elected governor in 2010, is a former U.S. senator. Ryan served on Brownback's U.S. Senate staff in the 1990s.

Brownback unsuccessfully sought the Republican presidential nomination in 2007, opposing both Romney and the eventual nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain.

In the 2012 race, Brownback initially endorsed the presidential bid of Texas Gov. Rick Perry.


blindrabbit 5 years, 1 month ago

This ought to put the :kiss of death" on any Romney chances in Ohio. Can't imagine any free thinking Ohioan really taking Brownie serious after the fiasco he is causing back in Kansas! Did he take KKKobach with him in order to suppress Dems. voting.

Tracy Rogers 5 years, 1 month ago

Who is footing the bill for this? Hopefully not Kansas taxpayers. Maybe we need a task force to investigate waste in the governor's office.

James Nelson 5 years, 1 month ago

At least we got him out of Kansas for a while. What Sam is not telling anybody is that he is really campaigning for President himself. Yes, he thinks there are scads of people out there who will propel him to the presidency in a few years. He will go anywhere to get his picture or name in the news. This guy sucks so bad. Why did we ever put him in office? The only one as bad as Sam is Tim Huelskamp. What in the hell are people in Kansas eating, anyway, to have elected these two people haters. Where are they getting their water? My god, people like these two hate your butts and want to be dictators. You can't do anything they personally disapprove of. Your rights are history. Wake up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

headdoctor 5 years, 1 month ago

Yup, Ohio can keep him. I figure he may take a side trip to Minnesota to flirt with his kind of crazy. Bachmann could use a little help in losing.

headdoctor 5 years, 1 month ago

So it is a case of don't do as I do but do as I say?

verity 5 years, 1 month ago

The Kochs will continue to use Brownback to push their agenda in Kansas, but I seriously doubt they will even try to buy him the presidency. He's damaged goods and there are too many others who are more attractive.

Maybe he'll retire to Texas.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years, 1 month ago

Spoken with the hate that marks your political bent...

Beth Bird 5 years, 1 month ago

I hope the taxpayers of Kansas didn't foot this bill.....

Beth Bird 5 years, 1 month ago

And did you care when Bush did it? Brownback has no business campaigning for someone else in another state on KS tax dollars.

Greg Cooper 5 years, 1 month ago

Not a thing. If you had any understanding of the laws of campaigning, you'd know that the party for which the candidate is running must pay the bills for his/ her travel expenses. Your comment shows a lack of knowledge.

mlm 5 years, 1 month ago

Does he not remember what state he was elected Gov for. I don't like having to pay him while he does his dirty work in another state. For that matter I don't like paying him at all, but some &*^$ people elected him.

Armstrong 5 years, 1 month ago

Here's something for the libs to try and wrap your closed minds around. Republican controlled WI,KS, low unemployment, State budgets balanced (if not a surplus). Versus Barrys Dem controlled home state of IL and country in general. High unemployment. IL 3+ Billion in the hole, anyone got the count on the national - how many $ Trillion.

I dont think Sam has a very hard sell to the voters in Ohio

Terry Sexton 5 years, 1 month ago

Obama will win in Ohio & retain the presidency.

Frederic Gutknecht IV 5 years, 1 month ago

Not if Tagg Romney's voting machines have anything to say about it!~)

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

That's a real problem, and I can't understand how it can possibly be acceptable!

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

That's also a problem, if it's true.

Do you see any issue with a relative of one candidate making voting machines?

Richard Heckler 5 years, 1 month ago

About Sam Brownback.

The money for public schools is there. It is that Brownback does not want to spend the money on public schools pure and simple. Obviously Kansas is not broke because Brownback gave $47 million tax dollars to AMC Theatre in this past budget session.

Brownback gave Marrs Candy $9 million tax dollars. Brownback is a reckless big spending conservative as he was in Washington D.C. Republican fiscal conservatives were replaced with reckless big spending conservatives.

--- Worker's taxes siphoned off by their bosses

Where is the $47 million tax dollars that belong to Kansas taxpayers?

My congratulations to workers in 16 states – from Maine to Georgia, New Jersey to Colorado! Many of you will be thrilled to know that the income taxes deducted from your paychecks each month are going to a very worthy cause: your corporate boss.

Good Jobs First, a non-profit, non-partisan research center, has analyzed state programs meant to create jobs, but instead have created some $700 million a year in corporate welfare. This scam starts with the normal practice of corporations withholding from each employee's monthly check the state income taxes their workers owe.

But rather than remitting this money to pay for state services, these 16 states simply allow the corporations to keep the tax payments for themselves! Adding to the funkiness of taxation-by-corporation, the bosses don't even have to tell workers that the company is siphoning off their state taxes for its own fun and profit.

These heists are rationalized in the name of "job creation," but that's a hoax, too. They're really just bribes the states pay to get corporations to move existing jobs from one state to another, or they're hostage payments to corporations that demand the public's money – or else they'll move their jobs out of state.

Last year, Kansas used workers' withholding taxes to bribe AMC Entertainment with a $47 million payment to move its headquarters from downtown Kansas City, Missouri, to a KC suburb on the Kansas side, just 10 miles away. What a ripoff!

AMC Entertainment has since either been sold to or merged with Dalian Wanda Group of China according to the Kansas City Star. Where is our 47 million tax $$$$$?

--- by Jim Hightower ( More information on this tax scheme can be found at Good Jobs First .org)

jafs 5 years, 1 month ago

You must have missed the several comments about "Good Jobs" and the source at the very end of the comment.

Good Jobs

blindrabbit 5 years, 1 month ago

Sageie: 35 exclamation marks you jest; what about your 35 alises or AKA's Speaking of someone who needs to stay on their meds, talk about the olde black pot and kettle story!

blindrabbit 5 years, 1 month ago

justfornow: Flying the president around, just goes with the job! Remember Reagans flights to California to cut shrubs on the ranch. What about Bush 41 flights to Kinnebunkport or 43's flights off to Crawford, Texas to get a refill of Texas bs or to read "My Pet Goat" to kinders in Atlanta. Don't even mention the V.P.'s, like Cheney to the hintelands so he could trout fish and shoot wayward Texas lawyers, or even the whackedout Sununu, who 41 had to fire because of his continued misuse of flights to take his bloated brood on ski trips. Bloated both in both size (8 kids) and his girth (I'm sure he made it down the slopes pronto).

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