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Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

Has the press been invited .....?

January 25, 2015 at 12:13 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

Perhaps the most obvious piece of evidence of GOP premeditated malice is the 2010 quote from Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell:

"The single most important thing we want to achieve is for President Obama to be a one-term president.

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisf...

January 25, 2015 at 12:08 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

This Sunday morning I engaged a legislator in a friendly conversation.

The big reason Sam Brownback is doing this and any other of his tax increases is because there is not enough money in the cookie jars to cover the cost of his tax cuts.

Sam is phasing out itemized tax deductions because he thinks this will help cover the cost of his tax cuts. In essence this is a tax increase on the middle class.

One of the reasons he does NOT want fund public education is because there is not enough revenue to cover the GOP tax cuts. This puts public education in danger of being shut down by the courts. Again premeditated.

Using KDOT tax dollars is another source of money to cover the GOP tax cuts

Sam is practicing premeditated bankruptcy. Sam is setting up Kansas to be sold off to the privatization profiteers which will increase taxes thus increasing the cost of government.

Wherever these ALEC Privatization Governors have been voted into office the economies go up in smoke. Recall Recall Recall Recall Recall.

All of the above is premeditated. Recall Recall Recall Recall Recall.

January 25, 2015 at 11:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback shifts blame for state budget woes on Legislature

Protect Public Schools From Tax Dollar Give Aways

http://www.goodjobsfirst.org/accounta...

January 25, 2015 at 11:52 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sin tax increases could hurt wallets, but unlikely to curb vices, Lawrencians say

The big reason Sam Brownback is doing this and any other of his tax increases is because there is not enough money in the cookie jars to cover the cost of his tax cuts.

Sam is phasing out itemized tax deductions because he thinks this will help cover the cost of his tax cuts. In essence this is a tax increase on the middle class.

One of the reasons he does NOT want fund public education is because there is not enough revenue to cover the GOP tax cuts. This puts public education in danger of being shut down
by the courts. Again premeditated.

Using KDOT tax dollars is another source of money to cover the GOP tax cuts

Sam is practicing premeditated bankruptcy. Sam is setting up Kansas to be sold off to the privatization profiteers which will increase taxes thus increasing the cost of government.

Wherever these ALEC Privatization Governors have been voted into office the economies go up in smoke. Recall Recall Recall Recall Recall.

All of the above is premeditated. Recall Recall Recall Recall Recall.

January 25, 2015 at 11:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Commissioners concerned that Wicked Broadband is trying to manipulate process ahead of key vote

Reckless Growth and nonsense tax incentives increases taxes and drains our wallets.

Reckless Growth Does Cost Taxpayers More
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...

January 24, 2015 at 11:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas Democrats outline opposition to governor's budget

How is it that politicians can decide NOT to fund public education according to a formula which is still the law and violates the state constitution?

“Since the obligations here declared emanate from our Kansas Constitution, avoidance is not an option.”

It seems to me the formula should be and should have been honored until such time that all legal challenges were satisfied.

The reduction does NOT take place simply because a group of politicians decide it is so. The original formula should remain locked in place.

The original formula is still in place. Nothing has changed. So how does the GOP get away with not funding public education according to the formula simply because they don't want to? ..... Reckless indeed.

No court has approved not funding public education according to the formula.

January 24, 2015 at 10:56 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Saturday Column: Polished Obama message doesn’t tell whole story

1. Mergers

2. Hostile Takeovers

3. Leveraged Buyouts

4. Free Trade Agreements = USA jobs is the chief export

5. Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan home loan scandal which killed the economy and cost the USA millions of jobs.

6. Bush/Cheney Home Loan scandal killed the economy and cost the USA millions of jobs

All of above have become tools for outsourcing USA jobs which ultimately translate into millions upon millions upon millions of USA job losses. Big time layoffs are the end result. These jobs go abroad with tax codes that prevent taxation on profits made abroad from USA big name corporations.

This GOP guy wants to be president ----- I should say not!!!
--- "Mitt Romney Made Millions from the Rescue of Detroit" as 25,000 GM jobs went to China

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/10/1...

Mitt and friends have been putting blue and white collar workers out of jobs since Reagan/Bush.

My my what conveniently short memories so called GOP movers and shakers have.

January 24, 2015 at 10:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas attorney general asks court to clarify school finance ruling

How is it that politicians can decide NOT to fund public education according to a formula which is still the law and violates the state constitution?

“Since the obligations here declared emanate from our Kansas Constitution, avoidance is not an option.”

It seems to me the formula should be and should have been honored until such time that all legal challenges were satisfied.

The reduction does NOT take place simply because a group of politicians decide it is so. The original formula should remain locked in place.

The original formula is still in place. Nothing has changed. So how does the GOP get away with not funding public education according to the formula because they do not want to?

No court has approved not funding public education according to the formula.

January 24, 2015 at 8:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )