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DoubtingThomas (Thomas Bryce)

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Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

According to CJ online and NPR, 47 million Short on taxes for January. Sales taxes were 8 million less than expected. Why am I not surprised?

January 30, 2015 at 4:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

With looming cash crisis, GOP leaders see need to fix Kansas budget quickly

I still believe this is a Plan. A plan to Bankrupt a State and force it to sell off its assets to the highest bidder. Highest bidders being Private entities. Bankrupting a State for Private Profit. Kansas is the experiment. They stated that. Who's Next?

January 28, 2015 at 5:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

With looming cash crisis, GOP leaders see need to fix Kansas budget quickly

Larry, from what I remember of "Dante's Inferno", somewhere in the 8th or 9th Circle would be appropriate.

January 28, 2015 at 4:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas quakes likely caused by disposal of saltwater that results from oil and gas fracking process

Andy, it also causes plates to shift that would Not have normally shifted. Is that concept too "complex and Erudite" for you?

January 18, 2015 at 8:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas governor seeks tax increases to address budget woes

Where is the petition? I will sign it!

January 16, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas ethics official doesn't appear before grand jury in Brownback loan case

I do not think her office gives her immunity.The prosecutor can offer immunity in exchange for Testimony. "Transactional immunity" would let her testify with no risk of prosecution. "Use Immunity" would mean she could still be charged even if she testifies but her statements cannot be used in the current prosecution but could still be used against her at a later date. One thing for sure, if she appears before the Grand Jury, she will appear alone. No attorney. Just her facing the Prosecutor and the Grand Jury. Lying to a Grand Jury is a Felony.

January 15, 2015 at 4:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas ethics official doesn't appear before grand jury in Brownback loan case

Fred , it says right in the article she did not appear as ordered. Subpoenas usually have a date, Time and Location as well as required documents or materials. They usually include a sentence or two about what will happen if you do not show up.The Grand Jury sent the subpoena. She was called! If she did indeed disregard the time and Place to appear, she most likely will be in contempt. Whether her Boss told her not to go or not is irrelevant. She will be Punished for failure to appear, not her Boss.

January 14, 2015 at 5:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas legislators, supporters celebrate Brownback's reelection at 2015 inaugural ball

You are so Right Phillip. Everyone in Kansas that benefited the most from this administrations Current Policy were in That Room Last night. The rest of us will shoulder the Burden through Cuts to services and Higher Taxes. Amazing that the New Christian Movement punishes the poor for being Poor, Punishes the sick and Elderly for being sick and elderly, punishes the unemployed for being unemployed, Yet they Reward the Rich for being Rich. Just not sure which Bible they are getting this from. More Like what the Great Deceiver would do if he got into a Good Christians Heart:Pervert the belief in their religion and Dupe them into doing his bidding under the guise of Their own religion. Brilliant! But, He has had eons to perfect His methods. These people never saw it coming and they never stood a chance. Hope they all do some soul searching before it is too Late.

January 11, 2015 at 9:40 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

What is your favorite indoor activity for cold, snowy days?

Re-Jetting a Set of Mikuni Carburetors and Prepping a Brand New Alloy Mag Wheel and Tire for installation on The Old Kaw Police Bike. Shop Heater is Doing overtime today though.

January 4, 2015 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas court orders more state spending on schools, suggests at least $548 million more per year

So now you want to tie Performance of Students to Teachers Retirement as well as compensation? Then, we need to apply this uniformly. Performance based pay and benefits for The Kansas Legislature! They would not get a Dime, in my opinion. I do not teach yet I contribute to KPERS and will retire with benefits. How do you square that fact, Andy? Are you starting to see how ridiculous your suggestion is?

January 1, 2015 at 8:33 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

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