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Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

It seems to me CEO's should be eliminated. And put that money back into the company
perhaps hiring more workers.

May 1, 2015 at 5:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

Mr Trabert how much are you paid?

What makes you think you are worth that much?

May 1, 2015 at 5:18 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

Perhaps Sam Crow is connected to Koch Industries somehow and/or works for the Brownback administration?

May 1, 2015 at 2:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

So people who have invested in their educations should not make money in the public school district? That is absurd beyond belief.

Some say that throwing more money into public education does not make things better. That is a
load of crap. The Kansas legislature has not been throwing more money at public education but instead cutting the budget at every opportunity.

So now all people of wisdom please explain how cutting budgets for the past 15 years has improved the quality of public education.

Then please explain why privatizing profiteers want to own public education that which is so evil? Could it be those billions in tax dollars that could flow into their private bank accounts?

The privatizing profiteers are being dishonest why would taxpayers want them in control?

we taxpayers know what's up.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...

May 1, 2015 at 1:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amid budget crisis, some Kansas lawmakers question benefits of tax cuts

The jobs that were merely bribed with tax dollars to move from one side of the border to the other cannot be counted. For that is not new growth of any kind.

Spending $47 million tax dollars to bribe AMC to cross the board was idiotic at best. The jobs that have allegedly been created did not come for free. Taxpayers paid through the nose which in my mind is criminal ...... like bribery.

Tax cuts and mismanagement of our tax dollars created this mess so the answer is reinstate all of the tax cuts and fire the Brownback administration on the grounds of negligence and perhaps
embezzlement.

May 1, 2015 at 1:41 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Amid budget crisis, some Kansas lawmakers question benefits of tax cuts

Supply Side economics has zero history of stimulating economies but substantial history of outsourcing millions upon millions of jobs, sending retirement funds up in smoke and creating sizable USA debt. It has been known as "voodoo economics".

Supply Side Economics allowed a few to make tons of money outsourcing jobs.

Former President Bush and Congress racked up an average $793 billion deficit each year Bush was in office.

By the time the second GW left office, the national debt had grown to $12.1 trillion. Over half of that amount had been created by Bush’s tax cuts for the very wealthy. Another 30% of the national debt had been created by the tax cuts for the wealthy under Presidents Reagan and George H.W. Bush. Fully 81% of the national debt was created by just these three Republican Presidents. Sam Brownback was in congress for some of this yet did nothing to stop it.

This does not seem to bother Republicans, as long as they are in power. Hardly the economic giants of our time.

The Brownback administration apparently has borrowed nearly $500,000,000 from the KPERS pension. How in the world will that ever be reimbursed? Taxpayer bailout?

Supply Side Economics is about borrow borrow borrow spend spend spend, borrow borrow borrow spend spend spend, borrow borrow borrow spend spend spend. Also known as a tax dollar money hole.

May 1, 2015 at 1:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

In 2003 this LJW survey surfaced.

Would you favor a sales tax increase to provide more money for Lawrence teacher salaries?

Teacher Salary Support
http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2003/ma...

Of 5,198 voting 80% said yes. Remarkable... ( of course we know this won't fly UNLESS the state legislature says yes)

I say city government step in to help out the school district. After all an excellent public school system is worth unlimited $$$$$$$ driving economic growth.

I suggest the Chamber of Commerce donate $600,000 to USD 497 annually. After all the $600,000 that is donated to the Chamber by way of city hall belongs to we taxpayers.

In reality Lawrence and Douglas County should STOP sending our tax dollars to Topeka in order to prevent fleecing of the taxpayers and other extraordinary mismanagement procedures.

May 1, 2015 at 9:46 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence superintendent signals 'grave concerns' about budget situation

And we taxpayers know what's up.....

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...

Supported extensively by:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/201...

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Legislators to Say NO to the Far-Right American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

http://site.pfaw.org/site/PageServer?...

May 1, 2015 at 9:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Editorial: KanCare savings?

Just goes to document that the Brownback Administration operates under the fuzzy math umbrella.

The bottom line is this ... each state cannot afford to fund their own medical insurance demands.
The Brownback administration should have learned that from Massachusetts under Romney.

There is only one way to go. The way that Libby,Montana has gone through some back door preferential access. The only way is this way. Medicare for ALL Single Payer.

http://www.healthcare-now.org/docs/sp...

May 1, 2015 at 1:24 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Poll: Kansas Legislature far to the right of most Kansans

Where in the world would reckless politicians receive such malicious notions?

--- O'Malley Calls GOP Ideas On Inequality 'Patently Poop & Fundraises Off It
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire...

--- Brownback Admin taxes on medical insurance not popular - well glory be http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-g...

--- Brownback Operation Blueprint
http://www.pfaw.org/rww-in-focus/alec...

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/27...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...

Supported extensively by:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2...

http://thinkprogress.org/politics/201...

SIGN THE PETITION: Tell Legislators to Say NO to the Far-Right American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

http://site.pfaw.org/site/PageServer?...

May 1, 2015 at 1:09 a.m. ( | suggest removal )