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'Fiscal cliff' could cost millions for KU, students

You are implying $4.33 is a small amount....then why can't these poor, poor helpless people make it themselves?

Tell me. What is the need for people that cannot feed themselves for $4.33? What would Margaret Sanger say?

December 11, 2012 at 6:12 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Fiscal cliff' could cost millions for KU, students

Who would you remove?

Your question is as mordant as the age old question, "have you stopped beating your wife?"

December 10, 2012 at 7:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Hunter accidentally shot in legs near Valley Falls, injuries not life threatening

Sounds like a city boys first time in the field.

December 10, 2012 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Fiscal cliff' could cost millions for KU, students

Here a flag that tax payers wish were false.

*The total number of Americans on food stamps in September was 47,710,324, according to the Agriculture Department. The average recipient was collecting $134.29 per month.*

*Hmmm... That works out to about $77 billion a year.*

*In the Great Correction era, food stamps are what get all the publicity when it comes to federal poverty programs. The growth looks scary-big on a chart, and there's a visceral quality to the notion of Americans gathering at a 24-hour Wal-Mart at 11:45 p.m. the last night of the month... waiting for their EBT cards to be reloaded at midnight*

*Medicaid. Enrollment has swelled from 49 million in 2008 to 56 million today. Tab: The feds' share was roughly $240 billion in fiscal 2012 and is set to explode; 16 million more Americans will be added to the rolls by 2019 under "Obamacare"*

*Extended unemployment. Two million people collect these benefits, first enacted by President Bush in 2008. These are straight-up transfer payments that kick in after the first 26 weeks of benefits -- paid for by employer/employee premiums -- run out. These benefits are due to expire at year-end and have thus gotten tangled up in all the fiscal cliff sturm und drang. Tab: $44 billion if extended for another year*

*Social Security disability. The number of Americans collecting these benefits has more than doubled... from 4.9 million in 2009 to 10.8 million as of last August. Some of these recipients began collecting when their extended unemployment ran out. Tab: $190 billion in fiscal year 2012.*

Obama is bringing the best out of people.

*Into this dizzying and depressing array of numbers, we add one more: $42 billion. That's the amount of money generated by letting the "Bush tax cuts" expire on families making over $250,000.*

*The figure we've cited up to now is $70 billion. But buried in a Congressional Budget Office report last summer was the revised $42 billion. (In theory, that number would grow steadily to total $824 billion over 10 years. Right.)*

*Add up the total spending on food stamps, Medicaid, extended unemployment and Social Security disability... and you get $551 billion. The $42 billion extracted from "the 1%" (more like 3%) would cover 8 cents of every dollar of spending under those four anti-poverty programs.*

Obama is a false flag of an actual President of anything.

December 10, 2012 at 3:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Pledge fuels cynicism about Congress

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December 10, 2012 at 12:59 p.m. ( )

'Fiscal cliff' could cost millions for KU, students

More fear mongering false flags from people good at promulgating diatribes.

*Millions in student-loan costs, clinical cancer trials, research into treatments for autism and Alzheimers, who-knows-how-many jobs at the city of Lawrence's largest employer — all these could be at stake*...aahhhhhhh! we're all going to die!!

lol...don't forget massive floods and raging uncontrollable fires...

December 10, 2012 at 6:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Up in smoke: What will state do about lost tobacco funds?

Legalize and tax prostitution. Do it for the children!!!!

December 9, 2012 at 6:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Up in smoke: What will state do about lost tobacco funds?

Your dry humor is lacking basic substance of relativity.

December 9, 2012 at 6:04 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Pledge fuels cynicism about Congress

Living wage or rich? What is the definition of living wage? What is the definition of rich? What is rich yesterday is rich today?

The more people make the more people want to take it away progressively?

Your comment makes no sense.

December 9, 2012 at 6 p.m. ( | suggest removal )