Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Two Tysons

January 4, 2018


To the editor:

State Sen. Caryn Tyson has announced her candidacy for Congress to replace Lynn Jenkins. Tyson chaired the Senate Committee on Taxation and released the bill to the Senate that gave us the largest tax increase in state history, where she voted against it to no avail. She chaired the committee that could have killed the bill, but she voted for it. Then, in typical political, self-serving, duplicitous sleight of hand, voted against it in on the floor of the state Senate. She wanted it both ways. She was for it before she was against it. Sound familiar?

Driving around Tonganoxie, I saw a plethora of “No Tyson in Tongie” signs. Were they referring to the state senator from Parker who “feathered” her bed by “plucking” the citizens of Kansas of their money? No, they were referring to the chicken plucker from the south that almost overwhelmed a small community that did not have the infrastructure to support a plant of that magnitude. Additionally, the good citizens of Tonganoxie did not want the pleasure of having to pay Tyson for their plant.

We don’t need a Tyson plucking chickens in Tonganoxie, and we don’t need a Tyson plucking the citizens of Kansas in Washington, D.C. If the last election cycle told us anything, it is that business as usual in Washington must end. We don’t need a Tyson plucking us here and then feeding us to the swamp creatures there.


Ken Lassman 5 months, 2 weeks ago

So the battle lines between the conservative and ultra conservative wings of the Republican Party are being drawn as pro-NRA, anti-abortion, anti-Obamacare Tyson is seen as too liberal for the extremists who have decimated the state GOP and is looking for an even harder turn to the right to support the Steve Bannon wing of the national GOP. This reminds me of Brownback's attacking the more moderate elements of his own party only moreso. The purity of bodily fluids comes to mind a la Dr. Strangelove.

This should be entertaining. May the feathers start to fly.

Josh Berg 5 months, 2 weeks ago

This sounds like something out of Steve Fitzgerald’s mouth.

Bob Smith 5 months, 2 weeks ago

"Too" bad "the" unnecessary "quotes" website is gone. "This" letter would "have" been "great" for "them".

Josh Berg 5 months, 1 week ago

Now we know not to invest with Leland Scott Burkhart at Principal Securities after this terrible piece of literature.

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