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If I hired a manager that made consistently bad decisions from the beginning I would consider him to be on probation. I would not let him talk me into taking all the cash out of the bank and betting it at the nearest casino.
That is what the state of Kansas has done with their new Governor. He is betting the farm and from where I sit, I would say we just lost the farm.
Not only no but hell, no. He blows a lot Sam's Highway to disaster and higher taxes for the poor & middle class working men & women as well higher property and, most likely, sales tax.
Why don't all of you get off your asses and start your own business and benefit?
I'm surprised that Brownback's Group for Internet Montoring Procedures (GIMP) hasn't Freeped this poll yet. Or maybe they have.
The 47% are upset because they wonder where their free handouts are going to come from!
I didn't know that the Gov was involved with the Federal Reserve in 2003 and 2004! Or are you just using any flimsy excuse to drag in your boiler-plate copy/paste drivel?
(from a source)
Between April 2003 and June 2004, $12 billion in U.S. currency—much of it belonging to the Iraqi people—was shipped from the Federal Reserve to Baghdad. $9 billion was lost? Sam what do you know?
Meanwhile and once again:
"What’s needed is to reverse the austerity budgets favored by conservative politicians in the United States and Europe today. More government spending and tax cuts targeted at working people.
It will surely make the budget deficit yet larger and drive up government debt. But that ratio of government debt to GDP, currently 62.1%, is still far below the 1946 record peak of 109% at the end of World War II, which was followed by the two of the strongest decades of economic growth in U.S. history.
It has happened before, and during even worse economic conditions than today’s stagnation. In a Pittsburgh campaign speech in October 1932, some three years into the Great Depression, presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised that he would slash federal expenditures by 25% and balance the federal budget. But once in office, FDR reneged on his promise to balance the budget and initiated the New Deal.
When he returned to Pittsburgh during his 1936 campaign for reelection, FDR declared, “to balance the budget in 1933, or 1934, or 1935 would be a crime against the American people.”
Without massive government spending and without the political will to brand balancing the government budget as a “crime against the American people,” today’s crisis will likely drag on for a decade as economic hardship mounts for more and more of us. "
Dollars and Sense ( a lot of common sense)
Yes, I support the tax cuts. For those that don't, send in more money. Simple.
Thank God for Governor Brownback! Common sense returns to Kansas government! Now that the queen of abortion has moved on to Maobama's cabinet we can have decent representation and responsible government again.
Well, with zero state funds available (or is Brownie going to print money?), where is this going to leave the SLT?
Slimeback is running for vice-president. He has to something spectacular to get noticed. It will come at our expense as a spectacular failure. Ultimately, of course, the Koch-heads want to install him as mr potus.
The action word for the day is...
verb [ with obj. ]
imitate the behavior or manner of (someone or something), esp. in an absurd or unthinking way
Nice thing about this cut is it does not prevent a person from paying more if they want too. As for me, less taxes and smaller government is just fine.
merrill, how do you explain the Mope's miserable record for the first two years of his administration when the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress? At some point, he's going to have start taking responsibility for what he does and what he fails to do.
Of course, he's gotten remarkably far on just having a nice smile and some mad teleprompter skills....
Nothing anyone can say justifies republicans putting millions upon millions upon millions Out of Work. No republican president could repair what the GOP has done to the economy twice in 32 years.
Leaving Obama with zero to work = the reckless GOP!
Borrowing is fine... depending on how it is invested. Covering the cost of preferential tax cuts
is not a worthwhile expenditure .... in fact it's not an investment.
Turn on any of the television or radio gab shows and it won’t be long before you hear someone proclaim that government must live within its means just as families do and businesses must.
But the truth is neither families nor businesses balance their books in the sense of forgoing borrowing. And even if they did, to insist that government do the same would extinguish whatever remains of economic growth and job creation, not ignite them.
When a family takes out a car loan, a student loan, or a mortgage on a house, it’s spending money it doesn’t have.
Is borrowing the road to ruin? Not if the debt is affordable. That depends not just on the size of the debt relative to the income available to service that debt, but also on how the family spends the borrowed money. For instance, assuming the size of the debt is manageable, borrowing to pay for education is justified if the education improves the family’s earning potential and so helps provide the income necessary to service the debt.
The same holds true of businesses.
What’s needed is to reverse the austerity budgets favored by conservative politicians in the United States and Europe today. More government spending and tax cuts targeted at working people, beyond what President Obama has proposed in his recent jobs bill, will surely make the budget deficit yet larger and drive up government debt.
But that ratio of government debt to GDP, currently 62.1%, is still far below the 1946 record peak of 109% at the end of World War II, which was followed by the two of the strongest decades of economic growth in U.S. history.
It has happened before, and during even worse economic conditions than today’s stagnation. In a Pittsburgh campaign speech in October 1932, some three years into the Great Depression, presidential candidate Franklin Delano Roosevelt promised that he would slash federal expenditures by 25% and balance the federal budget.
But once in office, FDR reneged on his promise to balance the budget and initiated the New Deal. When he returned to Pittsburgh during his 1936 campaign for reelection, FDR declared, “to balance the budget in 1933, or 1934, or 1935 would be a crime against the American people.”
Without massive government spending and without the political will to brand balancing the government budget as a “crime against the American people,” today’s crisis will likely drag on for a decade as economic hardship mounts for more and more of us.
No, I'm not fond of corporate theocratic regimes.
Expect tax increases in every community in the name of Sam Brownback. Yes he will own these tax increases.
Some will come hidden behind:
1. water rates
2. Water and sewer rates
3. increased cost at swimming
All of the above are taxes hidden behind the word "rate" or "user fee"
In addition taxpayers must cover the cost of all local and state
tax incentives aka tax dollar handouts. Yes we taxpayers are
constantly getting nickled/dimed by state and local politicans
who claim to be against tax increases. The lions share of City Commission
agenda items involve spending more tax dollars.
merrill, merrill, merrill.... I am so glad that Obama has ended the endless wars and brought home the troops. I am so glad that Obama has gotten our debt under control. I am so glad that Obama has gotten us a nice health care bill, if anyone can actually read and understand it. I am so glad that he has put millions of Americans back to work. Obama is the answer for 2012!!!!
Big debt is nothing new to Sam Brownback.
In fact, by the time the second Bush left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion:
*RECKLESS ENTITLEMENT - Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush.
•RECKLESS ENTITLEMENT - Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents.
Taxpayers Duped Again X $47 million tax dollars ....
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! Among the 2,700 corporations cashing in on such absurd diversions of state taxes from public need to private greed are Goldman Sachs, GE, Motorola, and Procter & Gamble.
Recently AMC was purchased by a Chinese business group who could move AMC to anywhere including China.
So where are those $47 million tax dollars? We want our tax dollars back from AMC!!!
This deal the state of Missouri noted was a bad deal for Kansas and I say it is a perfect example of GOP reckless spending of tax dollars.
Get those $47 million tax dollars back from AMC!
The republican legacy which provided guidance to Sam Brownback:
1.Duped Again = ENTITLEMENT - TABOR is Coming by Grover Norquist and Koch Bros sells out state governments, public schools,SRS services etc etc to private industry = Grab Your Wallets!
Duped Again = ENTITLEMENT - Bailing out The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist aka home loan scandal sent the economy out the window costing taxpayers many many $$ trillions (Cost taxpayers $1.4 trillion), Plus millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance.
Duped Again = ENTITLEMENT - Bailing out the Bush/Cheney Home Loan Wall Street Bank Fraud cost consumers $ trillions, millions of jobs, loss of retirement plans and loss of medical insurance. Exactly like the Reagan/Bush home loan scam. Déjà vu can we say. Yep seems to be a pattern.
Duped Again = ENTITLEMENT - Bush/Cheney implied many financial institutions were at risk instead of only 3? One of the biggest lies perpetrated to American citizens. Where did this money go? Why were some banks forced to take bail out money?
Tax cuts = the ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy is still A Bad ENTITLEMENT Idea – Bush Tax Cuts aka The ENTITLEMENT program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class = Duped One More Time.
The loonies are just p...d off because a Democrat governor didn't cut taxes. Anyway, kU and the community has plenty of rich democrats , they should be happy about tax cuts. Name a poor Democrat professor or legislator, or for that matter, look at the donor list of local democrats. Poor? Hardly not!
Jealous of Brownback' decsions? ? Most likely! Would francisco be willing to cut taxes? No. Would she be willing to partake of tax savings? yes, just like 3% loans back in the seventies?
I personally like the ideal of paying less in taxes. But, I would have like it better if the government would cut spending!!!
I support everything Republicans are doing from Kansas to DC to Florida to Arizona to Oklahoma. More indications how tired of hard left governance much of the folks is lately demonstrated with 43 lawsuits being filed against the Obama administration by various Catholic entities. Obama will have a tough slog from here on out.
We're all gonna be supportin' Gov. Sam Brownback's income tax cuts.
/ one way or another
Every so often it is good to test (again) the premise that the money does everyone a lot more good if it is left in the hands of the people who work for and earn it in the first place. It is good to test the idea that government spending can in fact be reduced without “the end of civilization” occurring, as one poster wrote. No one wants to see the poor suffer and die in the streets, and of course there will always be a portion of the population who simply cannot navigate the impenetrable mysteries of daily life without the benevolent hand of government there to guide them – got it – but it comes down to this:
Are the functions of the state that will now have to be reduced as a result of budget cuts more important to the population of Kansas right now than is taking less of what the productive, tax-paying segment of the population works for everyday? We shall see.
The good news is we don’t have to debate this question. What happens to the State’s economy in the next several months will provide the answer very clearly. Nothing cures the ills of poverty quite as well as a job does, and nothing improves tax revenues collected by the state treasury better than increased economic activity. If these things do not come to pass, then the statists and tax-and-spend liberals will have a field day pounding the governor’s ill-conceived tax cut idea, and rightfully so. In the meantime, we should wait and watch. If nothing else, the people paying the taxes are better off, so at least things have improved a little for a portion of the population – albeit a minority.
I just don't understand how people feel they are listening to the news when they turn on to the daily PR programming of a corrupt billionaire.
Brownback is cutting services, destroying infrastructure just when our troops are coming home. He made no provision for the Kansas vets, while his pals in congress are also betraying the federal promises. I am sure he is going to fly the flag high, have his picture taken with wounded vets, all bling and no muscle. No shoulder to the wheel, he is actually putting billionaires pockets first.
Now let is talk education. His promise broken.
The anti-tax extremists in the GOP are having their way.
They refuse to admit that taxes are necessary for a functioning society, and instead rely on libertarian ideology that it will all take care of itself if the government just gets out of the way.
The real answer is a balance, of course. But these people are extremists as they refuse to even acknowledge that government spending and taxation is a necessary part of society that allows for job creation and socioeconomic well being.
There are many many good Republicans in this state. Darn good legislators and reasonable people. Cut off the trappings of D or R and look for the reason in person and their committment to sound public policy. Sam is not about sound public policy. He is about bowing to the masters, which is bad because I think he really does believe in what they tell him to think. We need more guys like Morris and (rip) Bethell to guide this state. Please rid us of the Pecks and Ottos and Knox just to name a few.
rockchalk666, go ahead and say it, "let them eat cake"....thats what you mean, right?
I voted yes. Lower taxes and smaller government is the way to go. Keep up the good work Republicans! "Kansas, Land of Ahs".
You would think letting working people keep more of what they earn would help financially struggling families. The democrats only pretend to be for the working man. When it comes down to actually helping the working class their elitist attitude shine through.
The liberal island folks are heard from again. I think he is definitely on the right track and I support this 100%. In fact, I think we should be moving towards abolishing state income tax completely.
I agree with CLARKKENT.He doesn't need my support, which is a good thing since he'll never get it. Isn't that what the right-wingnuts are for? Besides,he has Koch money.
I SUPPORT NOTHING THIS MAN DOES. HE IS A MAJOR DISGRACE TO OUR STATE.
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