NotAGolfer (Gina Becker)

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Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S. as a whole

Well, good luck! And thanks for being responsible for those kids!

November 24, 2014 at 3:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S. as a whole

I'm staying. What about you?

November 24, 2014 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S. as a whole

Hmmm. This contradicts the figures shown in the tables on this website, "Population Growth, Kansas and the U.S., 1860-2013, Selected Years":
http://www.ipsr.ku.edu/ksdata/ksah/po...

You can download the data into Excel. These figures show that the population Kansas population was as follows, in year order starting in 1980, ending in 2013:
2,364,236
2,384,813
2,401,220
2,415,565
2,424,119
2,427,428
2,432,638
2,445,422
2,462,057
2,472,864
2,477,588
2,498,722
2,532,394
2,556,547
2,580,513
2,601,007
2,614,554
2,635,292
2,660,598
2,678,338
2,688,824
2,702,162
2,713,535
2,723,004
2,734,373
2,745,299
2,762,931
2,783,785
2,808,076
2,832,704
2,853,118
2,869,548
2,885,398
2,893,957

Does the reference you cite refer to any actual data?

November 24, 2014 at 2:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S. as a whole

We haven't had a 10,000 person population loss. We haven't had any population loss over any given year in decades.

November 24, 2014 at 1:48 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S. as a whole

Boeing's business is very largely tied to federal government rules and contracts. The circumstances triggering its closures happened before the tax cuts.

Southwire was into wire and cable. Like the horse whip and buggy carriage businesses, wire and cable is being replaced.

Amazon? Tax cuts don't seem to have had anything to do with it. It likely would have happened even if we'd raised taxes: http://seattletimes.com/html/business...

In a healthy economy, businesses will always be moving, expanding, growing, closing, and being replaced. This is what enables progress. Tax policies in a state can be set to enable businesses with promising growth to grow, enable new businesses to replace old defunct businesses, and attract some new businesses looking for a place to start up.

November 24, 2014 at 1:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas has lower private-sector job growth than U.S. as a whole

This is not news that Kansas lags the U.S. in jobs growth; Kansas has mostly lagged the nation in job growth for years.

The real news is that for the month of October, CES payroll survey numbers suggest Kansas was fourth in the nation in terms of % job growth, behind only Wyoming, Idaho, and Utah. When's the last time this happened? Also, Kansas is 10th in the nation in terms of lowest unemployment rate. It's okay to be cautiously positive about these numbers. They don't necessarily suggest a sustainable upturn, but they are positive news.

The Brownback tax cuts have not even been in effect for 2 full years. They should be given time to work. Brownback was wrong to claim the effects would be quick. It takes time for companies to decide to invest in a move or expansion, time for the plans to be implemented, time for the returns on investment to come. Businesses also have to gain confidence that Kansas won't reverse the tax cuts after they invest.

November 24, 2014 at 11:28 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Legislators question paying more for NBAF

We should quit chasing after "easy" federal dollars and concentrate on building an environment in which free enterprise can flourish. These things never work out well in the long run.

We should run while we can. If we ever build this thing it will cost us forever. It's a Trojan horse.

April 27, 2013 at 12:01 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gov. Brownback signs into law concealed carry measure; campuses exempt for four years

No, but it has been appropriated by dirty people. In the classical sense, it implies a people free of too much government control. Now, it implies control freaks and those who like to be controlled.

April 18, 2013 at 12:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gun bills easily approved

Blame it on dem Koke brothers. Just say Koke brothers. . Say they take moneys, instead of give it. Never mind what's true, jest say it anyways. If we all say Koke brothers a hunerd times a day, the govmint will start takin even more money from them Koke brothers and givin it to us. Free stuff we'll be getting from them rich people who do nothing but organize production and sell things that some fools are willing to spend thur hard earned money on. Koke brothers, they suck.

April 10, 2013 at 9:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Gun bills easily approved

Not unless we have a true police state, with policemen on every block of every neighborhood. I think this is an ideal some Democrats truly have. Civilian National Security Force, remember?

April 10, 2013 at 9:23 p.m. ( | suggest removal )