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City Hall proposes tax increase to fund boost in city salaries, mental health workers in schools

Dorothy, I agree that parents who are involved in their childrens education make all the differen

July 5, 2015 at 7:56 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Hall proposes tax increase to fund boost in city salaries, mental health workers in schools

Dorothy, most private schools spend far less per pupil than public schools. Teachers make do with less salary and benefits, there are fewer bells and whistles, but the education of children is quite good. In my kansas town private schools spend between 2500 and 5000 per pupil for salaries and building maintenance. Public schools spend 9000 to 13000 per pupil and use bond indebtedness to build and maintain larger projects. Our culture thrives on deceit and greed. Clinton family foundation raises billions and only passes through 6% to the poor they claim to care for- the rest stays with administration which consists of Clinton family and friends. Dear Eric Holder, recent attorney general, now works for JP Morgan bank earning 77 million dollars per year plus bonuses. He is director of compliance and lobbyist for them. Conservative greed indeed. All elites unchecked by the media who seem to cheerlead for them tend toward greed and corruption. Not all fall but many many do. Elites are currently out of control, many of them are liberal/progressive. Own it Dorothy!

July 4, 2015 at 1:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City Hall proposes tax increase to fund boost in city salaries, mental health workers in schools

Public employees and educators live in fantasy land. Simply raise taxes to pay higher salaries, again and again and again. Quit badgering and stealing. Most citizens do without to balance their budgets. Civil servants, bureaucrats, educators can damn well do the same.

July 4, 2015 at 8:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Quitting Kansas

California is a beautiful state with many many problems. Hligh taxes. Invasion of immigrants. High Crime. Smug elites living like kings whilst middle class withers. Insane salaries and perks of retirement for politicians and public employees which the average middleclass woman or man has to pay for. The outmigration from California to Texas has become a deluge. Good Luck.

July 4, 2015 at 8:13 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Senate approves largest tax increase in state history; House will consider it Monday

It is difficult to cut back the size and scope of overextended government. So many ox's to gore and be gored. I applaud the Kansas Legislature's efforts to begin the process of bringing state spending to reasonable levels. We've a long way to go. Why not try across the board cuts in spending- say 3% per year for next 3 years. Let people keep more of their hard earned money. The current tax burden on the middle class is punitive and destructive.

June 8, 2015 at 6:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: School attack

Tax payers have a right to have the use of some of their own tax dollars. That's a matter of simple fairness, justice. All social classes and racial groups when polled want to have Parental choice in education. Even Washington DC minorities (blacks) wanted to have parental choice and were greviously betrayed by their own political leadership as it responded to the Teachers Unions, reflexive leftists, and public School Administrators- the very factions that oppose the just allocation of tax payers funds for education to all citizens.

May 15, 2015 at 7:09 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: School attack

Richard, Indeed tax dollars are ours to spend. That includes those of us who currently home school or send our kids to non-public schools. In fairness to all of us citizens, choice in education is the best way to both allocate spending from the public purse, and drastically improve the current schools both public and private.

May 15, 2015 at 3:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: School attack

Public funding for Kansas public schools is up well over 100 million dollars from last year. That's alot of money. Public spending on education from taxation is higher than it has ever been in the history of Kansas. Yet the money is still not enough for those who earn their living spending those tax dollars. Spending for public education will never be enough for the public teachers unions, the administrators, those in construction industry that cater to public school building projects,

This is the 34 th letter or editorial written by promoters of ever more costly public schools. One has to marvel at their persistance in factual error regarding motives and phantom cuts in total education spending. What is their real motive? Could it be self interest?

May 15, 2015 at 3:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas GOP touts school funding law; districts look to cut

When is enough, enough? 176 million more dollars this year for education. Thats a lot of money.

Hello there school lobbyists, your expectations aren't being met? They will never be met because you always want more, after all thats what you're paid for. Well most of us Kansan's have had enough. Make do with what you have. Quit asking for more. Tax payers are sick of the nonsense, carping, and rhetorical bullying.

Hopefully fed up citizens' push back is just beginning.

May 10, 2015 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: GOP takes anti-government turn

Mr. Pitts,
Opinion polls indicate US Government's approval and trustworthiness has never been lower. Why would that be?
The middle class has not had a real increase in income in over a decade, yet taxes inexorably rise. The urban core is a seething cauldron of resentment and unrest directed primarily at an out of control criminal Justice system, failed government schools that neither socialize, gratify, or educate students, and welfare policies that all agree have virtually destroyed the black family.
The top 1% of 1% provide 40% of funding of political campaigns and successfully buy our political leaders who are corrupt and eager to sell our freedom. Not all are corrupt but far too many are- all party's.
Most do not trust their own government as they feel it lies to them routinely, fudges economic facts and trends, and has only the well being of politicians themselves and their special interest clients at heart.
Most people believe, that many, way too many, in government are liars, and when challenged on their lies they deny, stone wall, delay, destroy evidence and do whatever it takes to have their way and avoid accountability. Most people believe the media, like yourself Mr. Pitts, is corrupt, biased, willfully blind, and marching to the tune it's own ideological demons. Most people believe that too many leaders of business, media, government, education, business are likely corrupted by a system that is out of touch with moral codes that protect people from one anothers' darkest angels.
Most people believe that many of the best among us have failed us, have succumbed to the temptations of the well placed to aggrandize themselves at the expense of those they claim to love and help. These 'most people' can be found anonymously in nearly every opinion poll questioning our opinion of government leaders, media, business leaders, Educators, etc.. Democrats, Republicans, Socialists, Independents all agree: America has become corrupt at the very top and must be held to account.

May 10, 2015 at 2:11 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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