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Forecast: Kansas elderly population to double, outnumber children

It's the NOT republican party wrecking the state ....... considering they have been the controlling party for so damn many consecutive years.

Isn't it odd that the same group has also been wrecking the USA ......

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/1/...

DELIIBERATELY CRASHING THE ECONOMY
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfr...

--- The Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12...

--- RINO’s Use "Rebuilding America's Defences," to openly advocate for total global USA military domination. http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?...

--- The Bush/Cheney Wall Street Home Loan Heist
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/02...

--- What happened to the $700 billion of bank bail out money?
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10...

--- Why did GW Bush Lie About Social Security?( This would cost taxpayers $4 trillion,place taxpayers insurance money at risk and wreck the economy)
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

--- Still A Bad Idea –The GOP ENTITLEMENT Package for
the wealtiest 1%.
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

These right wing fascists have a well established pattern .....

February 3, 2016 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers consider more restrictions on welfare recipients

If the jobs do not pay at least $17.50 per hour = $33,000 a year how is anyone expected to rise above poverty?

February 3, 2016 at 3:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas lawmakers consider more restrictions on welfare recipients

This coming from a group of politicians who thus far show zero expertise in managing money = not the fiscally responsible giants of our time.

Certainly not the moral giants of our time.

This coming from a group of politicians who are in reality tax dollar leeches.

February 3, 2016 at 2:45 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Medicaid expansion deserves discussion

MedicAid Expansion should not leave state government as the ultimate decider as the Medicaid dollars and coverage are federal in nature. How is it the state can supersede a federally mandated health care program? It's our money.

Bringing Medicare for ALL under the federal government umbrella and out of the hands of the medical insurance industry can use the more than $1.2 trillion tax dollars our government spends currently for healthcare to cover the entire nation. It is more efficient use of tax dollars.

And it eliminates CEO salaries,golden parachutes for CEO's,eliminates donations
to politcal campaigns,eliminates all of that bullcrap advertising nonsense,eliminates bonus checks,will reduce the cost of pharmaceuticals and in general is estimated to reduce cost at $400 billion dollars a year.

The cost of Medicare Single Payer has been analyzed over and over for at least 10 years perhaps 12 years so there has been plenty of research and no pie in the sky time.

The most beautiful attribute is everybody pays in no matter what = everybody pays in which reduces the cost to all of us across the board. This is new.

The other clever highlight is there is no reinventing the wheel it's all in place waiting to be delivered. There should be no co-pays and no deductibles.

Still yet other outstanding features nobody will ever be late paying for their insurance and all of us will be receiving the same level of care no matter how much money anyone makes.

Why pay more for outstanding coverage when paying less is the primary objective?

Single Payer Insurance will also eliminate the 8 lobbyists per elected official and all of the money they sling all over the halls of congress.

February 3, 2016 at 2:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Your Turn: Medicaid expansion deserves discussion

I am quite curious who stockholders are in KanCare related tax dollar spending? Sometimes this might be the true motivation.

Americans spend more than anyone else in the world on health care. Each health insurer adds its bureaucracy, profits, high corporate salaries, advertising, and sales commissions to the actual cost of providing care.

Not only is this money lost to health care, but it pays for a system that often makes it more difficult and complicated to receive the care we’ve already paid for.

Shareholders are the primary clients of for-profit insurance companies, not patients. Moreover, households’ actual costs as a percentage of their incomes are far higher today than most imagine.

Even families with no health insurance contribute substantially to our health care system through taxes.

Recognizing these hidden costs that U.S. households pay for health care today makes it far easier to see how a universal single-payer system—with all of its obvious advantages—can cost most Americans less than the one we have today.

Bring on Medicare Single Payer Insurance would solve our problems with OUR own tax $$$$$
coming home to benefit we taxpayers.

February 3, 2016 at 2:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Koch concern?

Meet Aegis Strategic of the Koch brothers’ political empire.

The consulting firm plans to handpick local, state, and federal candidates who share the Kochs' free-market, limited-government agenda, and groom them to win elections. "We seek out electable advocates of the freedom and opportunity agenda who will be forceful at both the policy and political levels," the company notes on its website.

Aegis says it can manage every aspect of a campaign, including advertising, direct mail, social media, and fundraising.

Aegis' president is Jeff Crank, a two-time failed Republican congressional candidate who ran the Colorado chapter of Americans for Prosperity and served as the chief operating officer of the national organization. The firm's six-person staff boasts two others with connections to the Kochs.

The group's lead strategist is Karl Crow, a former project coordinator for the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation, where he focused "on how political advocates for economic freedom are identified, trained, and promoted," according to his bio on Aegis' website.

Crow, who was scheduled to speak at an invite-only Koch donor summit in 2010 on the subject of voter mobilization, subsequently worked for Themis, the Koch brothers' voter microtargeting operation.

Brad Stevens, the former state director for Americans for Prosperity-Nebraska, is Aegis' director of candidate identification.

The constant vicious attacks on ---------- brings one very large issue to mind.

Meet Aegis Strategic of the Koch brothers’ political empire.

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

ALEC Exposed ALEC/American Legislative Exchange Council
http://www.alecexposed.org/wiki/ALEC_...

February 3, 2016 at 2:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers question legality of KU, Brownback administration real estate deals

99% of Kansas legislators cannot find their butts with both hands so how do they figure they are
savvy enough to make decisions for Kansas University?

99% of Kansas legislators are neither the moral giants of our time nor the fiscal responsible giants of our time.

February 2, 2016 at 7:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Minority groups push for same-day voter registration

How is fraud spelled? Kobach

January 31, 2016 at 5:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawmakers moving quickly to balance budget

"Lawmakers moving quickly to balance budget"

haste makes waste ..... then again our Kansas rino's are masters of waste.

January 31, 2016 at 5:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Minority groups push for same-day voter registration

These anti American RINO’s have this voter suppression tactic down to a science which is to say they know exactly how many suppressed votes are necessary to win. Do NOT under estimate.

Voters ORGANIZING A VOTING DAY PACKET this week might be a preventive measure which could include:

--- a birth certificate

--- a drivers license or state ID card

--- proof of voter registration etc etc etc.

--- Keep this packet close to protect your right to vote

Protect YOURSELF from GOP RINO’s exercising voting fraud/theft on all election days.

ADDITIONALLY:
Excellent reading : http://www.pfaw.org/issues/right-vote...

January 31, 2016 at 12:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )