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Letter to the editor: Insane college costs

Which salaries are out of line?

The lions share certainly are not.

June 22, 2017 at 6:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Insane college costs

very interesting thought .....

June 22, 2017 at 5:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Insane college costs

Oh my talk about a source for dirty laundry .......

Loans are some of the problem. The fact that school loans can be applied to any aspect of college and the fact educational institutions increase costs because loans are granted no matter what.

BUT HONESTLY shouldn't the lending institutions be monitored way more aggressively ?

Shouldn't USA corporations be held responsible for some of this as they move jobs out of America with tax codes that protect their profits abroad?

Shouldn't legislators be held ultimately responsible for drafting such lousy legislation regarding school loans and preferential tax codes that which encourage outsourcing of jobs?

Where is the aggressive management of the school loan industry? Turning blind eyes we must assume.

And why are students prevented from filing bankruptcy when just about any corporation can do so for just about any reason including bad management?

Has anyone ever been curious as to how college became so expensive and how the college loan program also became so expensive and perhaps a little bit corrupt?

http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/...

http://www.motherjones.com/search/apa...

== Yet no agencies are doing anything about it. No matter the loan industry is laughing all the way to the banks. While preventing zillions of college grads from being successful and destroying their credit histories.

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

FRONTLINE - http://video.pbs.org/video/1485280975/

http://www.motherjones.com/search/apa...

== The Last Mystery of the Financial Crisis -The topic? Student loans.
http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/...

FRONTLINE - http://video.pbs.org/video/1485280975/

== The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia - Why is college so expensive?

How many elected officials are invested in the lending industry?

June 22, 2017 at 5:49 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

City getting vigilant about illegally parked bikes; more bike corrals on the way

Locking onto trees should be forbidden. Why? Unintentional damage to the bark and such can make trees become ill ..... so to speak.

I suggest placing way more bike racks on both sides of of the street on sidewalks. Ones that suggest parking parallel to the streets.

Of course we don't want to obstruct the pathways for the disabled and senior citizens. This can be done with racks that suggest parking parallel to the streets
on the sidewalks.

I say city signs and such should be acceptable for locking on.

If the city would collect all back due money then we could have plenty of bicycle
parking racks and a sweet donation towards having bike paths connect around and through the center of town.

June 22, 2017 at 5:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Senate GOP releases 'Obamacare' overhaul, but not all aboard

The new health insurance document was written in secret by the American Legislative Exchange Council. Most republicans don't know anything about it.

The biggest hassle with getting Medicare Single Payer is so damn many elected officials are invested in medical insurance giants as are the 8 lobbyists per elected official who by the way are retired elected officials.

FOLLOW THE INVESTMENTS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE!!!!!

June 22, 2017 at 5:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drawing Attention: Which GOP candidate is better for Kansas, Barnett or Kobach?

Kobach is following ALEC/Koch guidelines on how to establish voter suppression.

And I have no doubt that ALEC has been designing the Trump health insurance fiasco which should NOT be done behind closed doors however behind closed doors is an ALEC. trade mark.

June 21, 2017 at 12:24 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Drawing Attention: Which GOP candidate is better for Kansas, Barnett or Kobach?

How does anyone know either of these candidates are republicans?

These two might be American Legislative Exchange Council Radicals like Gov
Sam Brownback. And we KNOW Kobach is because he is following ALEC/Koch
guidelines on how to establish voter suppression.

And I have no doubt that ALEC has been designing the Trump health insurance fiasco which should NOT be done behind closed doors however behind closed
doors is an ALEC. trade mark.

June 21, 2017 at 12:21 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How the new state tax law affects you

This is not a tax increase. This is reinstating tax dollars that were removed through
misguided preferential tax cuts. There was never any sensible justification.

So now leave it to conservatives to spin this nonsense INSTEAD of accepting responsibility for making a decision based on pie in sky rhetoric. Perhaps they were simply lying.

Conservatives remove tax dollars from the pie then go out and borrow money to cover the cost of their mistakes. This is know as enlarging debt which in public conservatives abhor. Yet in real life creating debt that do does not generate revenue seems to their expertise.

Bankrupting state and local cookie jars then opens doors for their campaign contributors to become owners of state and local services which are backed
with truckloads of tax dollars. Big profits at zero risk.

Politicians should never have the option of turning taxpayer owned services over to their campaign contributors. Taxpayers OWN these services therefore the owners should be the ones to decide NOT a bunch of irresponsible politicians.

In the future before conservatives decide to dump:

Public Education

MedicAid

Social Security

Medicare

Alter Voting rights aka suppress votes

Sell off public water management

Support of Public Radio

Support of Higher Education

Smart management of DOT dollars

OR any other government government service

WE VOTERS SHOULD BE MAKING THESE DECISIONS AT THE BALLOT BOX.

Conservatives are simply incapable of ethical behavior or ethical management of our tax dollars.

June 21, 2017 at 12:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas loses 5,300 private-sector jobs in May

How many ways are our pocketbooks getting drained?
http://www.sierraclub.org/sprawl/repo...

The trend is downtown
http://www.nbcnews.com/id/30810275/#....

Local Corporate Welfare - http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/011...

David Cay Johnson – What exactly is TIF?
http://www.democracynow.org/2008/1/18...

America is Over Stored
http://www.newsweek.com/id/112762

June 18, 2017 at 8:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas loses 5,300 private-sector jobs in May

Interesting the Wall Street impact of Amazon purchasing Whole Foods.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/b...

Some big name grocery corporations took a big hit on Wall Street.

A very smart buy for AMAZON ......

June 18, 2017 at 8:02 a.m. ( | suggest removal )