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Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

That's the extension of the amortization period causing the cost increase, not the bonding. Costs actually decline if bonding is done with a DC plan put in place and the amortization period unchanged.

January 24, 2015 at 10:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

No, I am an employee.

January 24, 2015 at 5:43 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

Bonding KPERS under the right circumstances is not adding to the debt. It is a debt swap. High cost unfunded pension liability is reduced and swapped for lower cost bonding.

January 24, 2015 at 5:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

Non-profit organizations do not pay income taxes but their employees pay personal income taxes just like all other employees.

January 24, 2015 at 12:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

I have noted many instances of inaccurate or incomplete reporting here of LJW stories....and I do believe you and others are well aware as you have frequently added your thoughts in such cases.

January 24, 2015 at 12:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

I would have media report facts without bias or opinion toward any viewpoint or politician. Generally speaking, I do not find that to be the case...in Kansas or elsewhere.

Opinion writers do and should have more latitude but the obligation to be fair...no ignoring of facts or twisting them to one's purpose...remains. Reporters and opinion writers also have an obligation to prevent politicians and others from spreading unfounded claims. The mere fact that a politician says something is neither news nor newsworthy at face value; it should be vetted for accuracy or not repeated. Politicians and special interests know all too well that their statements are unlikely to be tested (as long as those opinions are shared by the reporter) and therefore freely pass on bad information.

January 24, 2015 at 12:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

As we stated in our response to the Governor's budget, bonding makes sense ONLY IF a defined contribution plan is simultaneously implemented for new hires, so that there is no possibility of future unfunded liability for those new hires. The Governor's proposal to expand the amortization period is a non-starter in our opinion...under any circumstances.

Tax and spend policies of past administrations are not about Democrats and Republicans, but the focus of limited or expansive government. Previous Republican and Democratic governors were big spenders, as were Democrats and many Republicans. This governor was a big spender in the past and is just starting to move in the other direction...but not near enough.

January 24, 2015 at 12:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

Non-responsive...and wrong.

January 24, 2015 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

Some of the reporting is...

January 24, 2015 at 10:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

Kansas Policy Institute is a 501c3 non-profit.

January 24, 2015 at 10:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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