paulyouk (Paul Youk)


Comment history

Commissioner begins politicking for Just Food funding; a look at amounts that nonprofits receive from city and how those are falling

More efficient and cheaper for the city to give to agencies to try to help solve or meet some of these problems than it is for the city to create their own solution in many cases, or to spend money dealing with the predictable consequences of these problems not being dealt with at all, imo.

That said, has much changed in terms of non-profit accountability in the post Farmer era? If not (and that is what it looks like to me), very disappointing.

July 6, 2016 at 1:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tough budget decisions lie ahead, city manager warns

(Perceived) "close-calls" at low speeds are safer than head on collisions at high speeds when a distracted driver blows through a stop sign or red light.

June 22, 2016 at 10:34 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback administration proposes massive cuts to cover Kansas' projected revenue shortage

The sign of a true ideologue is when their ideas are obviously failing miserably but they stick with them as steadfastly as ever.

You contribution to this discussion is as useless in practice as the libertarian dogma that is ruining this state.

April 21, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Socialism dream

Your inability to understand how lack of regulation and proper oversight of the financial sector in the 1920s, combined with rampant stock/investment speculation, fueled the types of systemic failures that lead to the great depression is bad enough. Combined with the laughable, self-congratulatory "My criticisms are spot on. Your flippant reply is obtuse."--and well, if this is the quality of thought currently in the financial/investment sector of our economy, its really no wonder as to why financial advisors are going to be replaced by software in the next 5 to 10 years.

March 19, 2016 at 4:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Godly parents

If someone wants to own slaves based on biblical precedent, under your definition of religious freedom, do they get that right?

January 21, 2016 at 10:53 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Markus, city manager of Iowa City, named Lawrence city manager

To clarify, I'm not saying this is my opinion, only that I'm trying to understand what the OP is getting at.

January 15, 2016 at 1:45 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Tom Markus, city manager of Iowa City, named Lawrence city manager

So, more tax breaks for developers, is that what you are getting at?

January 15, 2016 at 12:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Efficiency consultants outline $2 billion in savings, efficiencies over five years; recommendations likely to be controversial

And an even easier fix is just re-instating the original source of revenue.

January 13, 2016 at 10:43 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas title fee increase suggested to fund more patrol officers

And suggestions for making up for the manufactured crisis will just continue to have downward pressure...higher sales taxes, more excise taxes, increasing fees like the one above, etc., everything except the absolutely obvious step of repealing the damn corporate free-ride that got us into the mess in the first place.

January 13, 2016 at 7:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )