To the editor:
“What’s galling him is he can’t get his fingers on it!”
The “old Bailey Building & Loan” that is. If you watch Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” every Christmas, like we do, you’ll know the reference. Potter doesn’t just want most of it; he wants all of it. He even tries hiring George Bailey, though George turns him down.
But Sam Brownback is smarter than George Bailey; Sam took the job, he’s working for Potter. Potter doesn’t want an income tax, so Sam does away with it; he doesn’t need a home mortgage deduction, so Sam says get rid of it. Potter has no use for public schools; neither does Sam. Potter won’t make a profit off universal health care, so he doesn’t want it; Sam sides with Potter. An independent judiciary? Not for Potter or his man, Sam.
Potter already owns the big banks, and the insurance companies, big oil, the Chamber of Commerce, and all that, but something keeps slipping through his fingers; he can’t get his hands on Kansas’ farmland. The law protects family farming, and it’s galling Potter. He’s told his man Sam he wants that changed, and Sam’s happy to oblige.
What’s the good for Kansas? From reading the newspaper, it even seems a few of Sam’s men in the Legislature have sniffed it, and are asking the same question. Here’s hoping Kansans figure out who Sam takes his orders from before it’s too late.