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Teacher protests follow Brownback

Teachers best be persistent and organized because their jobs are at stake. This has happened in other cities/states with ALEC governors.

Best have a few lawyers standing by to challenge this governor who has a tendency to take matters into his own hands by way of abusing "executive privilege".

Governor Brownback needs to be taken to task for pushing his personal agenda as opposed to representing the majority of voters.

Many many many republicans got duped big time when they cast a vote for Sam Brownback.

April 24, 2014 at 3:01 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills

Sam Brownback and associates CANNOT be trusted with Medicare dollars. Beware….

An ongoing 24/7 audit might not be a bad idea.

April 24, 2014 at 1:42 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mrs. Mass.: Downtown full of gift ideas for mom

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Wheatfields

Global Cafe

Burger Stand

Free State

Mad Greek

Zen Zero

Rudy's Pizza

Pachamama's

La Parrilla

Limestone Pizza

Ramen Bowls

La Prima Tazza

then a movie at Liberty Hall

Lots of choices for Mom …...

April 24, 2014 at 1:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eldridge plans to expand hotel

A $1.1 billion tax break, which benefited mostly upper-income Kansans, proposed by Governor Brownback and enacted in 2012. Who's making up the difference?

Congratulations to workers in 16 states – from Kansas to Maine to Georgia, New Jersey to Colorado! Many of you will be thrilled to know that the income taxes deducted from your paychecks each month are going to a very worthy cause: your corporate boss.

April 23, 2014 at 10:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eldridge plans to expand hotel

With Sam Brownback in office no Kansas community can afford to NOT collect taxes because Sam has tricks up his sleeves that will increase taxes for all of us.

April 23, 2014 at 9:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Eldridge plans to expand hotel

" It wasn’t clear Wednesday whether the project would seek financial incentives from the city, such as tax increment financing or a special sales tax district, both of which have been used by The Oread and the Marriott hotel projects."

It's time for city government to show how Lawrence can afford NOT to collect taxes for many many years.

If Lawrence can afford to NOT collect taxes I'm submitting my proposal in the near future.

April 23, 2014 at 9:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills

Sam does not have the phony story correct…

Fact Check: The $700b Medicare cut
BY GLENN KESSLER
October 3, 2012 at 9:54 pm

Romney accused Obama of taking $716 billion from Medicare. This $700 billion figure comes from the difference over 10 years (2013-2022) between anticipated Medicare spending (what is known as “the baseline”) and the changes that the law makes to reduce spending.

The savings mostly are wrung from health-care providers, not Medicare beneficiaries — who, as a result of the health-care law, ended up with new benefits for preventive care and prescription drugs.

While it is correct that anticipated savings from Medicare were used to help offset some of the anticipated costs of expanding health care for all Americans, it does not affect the Medicare trust fund. In fact, the Obama health-care law also raised Medicare payroll taxes by $318 billion over the new 10-year time frame, further strengthening the program’s financial condition.

Under the concept of the unified budget, money that is collected by the federal government for whatever purpose (such as Medicare and Social Security payroll taxes) is spent on whatever bills are coming due at that time. Social Security and Medicare will get a credit for taxes collected that are not immediately spent on Social Security, but those taxes are quickly devoted to other federal spending.

Under the health-care law, spending does not decrease in Medicare year after year; the reduction is from anticipated levels of spending in future years. Moreover, the “cuts” did not come at the expense of seniors.

The House Republican budget plan crafted by Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan, retains virtually all of the Medicare “cuts” contained in the health-care law, but diverts them instead to his Medicare overhaul. Republicans argue that that is a more effective use of the savings.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/p...

April 23, 2014 at 9:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback signs Medicare, gun bills

""Obamacare is the most serious attack on Medicare and seniors since the program's inception. By cutting $700 million out of Medicare, President Obama and his allies made a policy statement that ideology is more important than protecting seniors," Brownback said."

Absolutely NOT True ……

Sam Brownback has no idea what he is talking about…..making up crap as he goes along.

April 23, 2014 at 9:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas school boards cautioned about using new powers to hire, fire teachers

A new reader may drop in who deserves this information. There are far more readers than posters……

I'm sure you've repeated yourself a few times as well cuz the topics are much the same day and day out.

April 22, 2014 at 8:54 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas school boards cautioned about using new powers to hire, fire teachers

If you were the one receiving a pink slip it not might be that good.

April 22, 2014 at 8:51 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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