Brownback talks economy, jobs and Big 12 realignment

By Scott Rothschild · September 9, 2011 · Comment on this

Gov. Sam Brownback on Friday says the Kansas economy is improving, criticizes President Barack Obama's jobs plan, that the Big 12 needs to expand and Kansas University and Kansas State University should stay in the same conference. He said Big 12 fans shouldn't have to travel to the east or west coasts to see their teams play.


autie 6 years, 5 months ago

Of course Sam is critical of BRock. Of course BRock has an idea..a plan so to speak. Sam had the road map for Kansas that has so far proved to be nothing more than campaign rhetoric. And yes, the economy of Kansas has improved as of late but Sammy and the Ilk had nothing to do with that. Watching that video just reinforces in me that our goverbnor is nothing but a condescending, self serving, pesudo elitetist, faux snob. Barack spoke with passion. Passion for people and for our country. Sam sounds like a recording on an answering machine.

parrothead8 6 years, 4 months ago

Even if you were correct, I'd have to say a plan that took three years to develop is probably pretty well thought out, and is far more likely to be productive than a plan consisting solely of the word, "No."

Bob_Loblaw 6 years, 5 months ago

Brownback talks out his arse....should be the headline.

blindrabbit 6 years, 5 months ago

B-b-b-b-b-b-Back in Brownbackistan!; how could he in his closemindedness give any credit to the President or credence to anything that he cannot comprehend. BTW, I'm not sure we should be tied to K-State; sick of them trying to demean K.U. at every chance! I'm sure the road runs in the other direction as well. Maybe just need to get some new friends with which we are more academically aligned and put the state triviality behind us. Hope we don't get caught hanging around the Big-12 for another year or two, only to go through this realignment crap down the road.

LHS56 6 years, 5 months ago

Well....that probably did it! Brownie saying KU and K-State should stay together and stay in the Big 12? Hmmmm....Now how is that goin to get him elected to a "higher" post? I think I hear the word jinx?

chootspa 6 years, 5 months ago

And in Kansas, those consequences are bad.

chootspa 6 years, 5 months ago

2008 called to tell you that you should check your calendar and get some fresh material.

fabian_zimbabwe 6 years, 5 months ago

"Message boards have trolls with redundant, uninspired drivel"...rockchalk1977

blindrabbit 6 years, 5 months ago

rockchalk1977: We finally have a replacement for the sage of Linwood Tom Shewmon aka "Nancy boy to you". Whatever the post, it all comes back to blaming Pres. Obama, regardless the issue. Too bad you were not so critical of the 8 prior years of Dubya and Darth and the crap pile they left. BTW, your comment about election consequences was last evidenced by Bush 41.

pace 6 years, 5 months ago

If Brownback is satisfied with the economic situation in Kansas we finally have a way to get rid of the backslapper. He is certifiable. Taking credit for any improvement while sapping the blood from the economic corpse is all Brownback has done. If he cared about Kansas working families more than he hated Obama, we would be better off in Kansas. While we can point at what jobs Brownback has slashed, there is not one job created by his policies, except volunteer jobs in soup kitchens. The foreclosure and bankruptcy rates have increased under Brownback.

FlintHawk 6 years, 5 months ago

Oh, come on, '77!! How do you haters always conveniently forget who got us into this horrible economic mess: unrestrained spending, lowering taxes for corporations and those making over $250K/year, getting us into two unnecessary wars at an unimaginable cost to US citizens, relaxing regulation of the financial industry? I guess you have to have a selective memory or you would have to accept that any president who followed Dubyah would have a h#*$ of a time digging out.

FlintHawk 6 years, 5 months ago

Hmm. Guess you didn't take Debate at KU. You dodged the issues I raised and came back with a weak diversion. Here's how that works out for me: The Congress didn't get us into Iraq under false pretenses; the Congress didn't relax Administrative regulatory authority; and, gosh, who signed Bush's bills to cut taxes.

I know, I know. Trying to talk reason here is a waste of time, 'cause your opinions aren't based on fact or reason. You believe, emotionally, that you are correct. Can't argue with that!

pace 6 years, 5 months ago

Tell me again what Brownback has done to create jobs? Tell me what the tea party has done to improve the economy, create jobs or to help the economy. I get it , the plan is to blame Obama, blaming Obama, killling his power and running million dollar ad campaigns pretending to speak for Mom's might put them in power but will not empower working families. There is no GOP plan for jobs, for families, there is no Brownback plan for working families. Except to divert tax money to corporations which is the trickle down plan, and we do know how that works. Two years of hearing hate and attacks against Obama and NADA about his job plan.

blindrabbit 6 years, 5 months ago

rockchalk: Do you ever look in the mirror as you type in your drivel. Most of the economic mess is a direct result of cutting taxes back in early Dubya and conducting two dubious wars without appropriating additional funding. I think it is interesting that 43 has remained quite since his departure; my feeling he in his infinite wisdom has realized some of the mess he is credited with. My guess, he was led down the primrose path by the likes of Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rice, Tenent, Rumsfeld, Ashcroft, Bartlett and the Neocons. Too bad he did not operate as effectively as when he Gov. of Tejas.

pace 6 years, 5 months ago

The Bush tax cuts and the Bush wars were the blows to the economy, Obama saved us from worse. We needed a health care bill and we need a jobs bill. We don't need to spend billions on ad campaigns to shift the blame. There main plan is to protray themselves as caring moms putting kids to bed, telling the people they don't like Obama. The ads showing how scary the Chinese are the only things the Koch brothers are bringing to the table. Those have been the most visible acts by the GOP. We need to have jobs and education. That should be the GOP's plan. not defeat Obama. Their emphasis has been to NOT take responsibility, to spin. I don't buy the spin. I want strategy. JOBS.

Richard Heckler 6 years, 5 months ago

Brownback spends too much time accomplishing nothing of substance. Between supporting Karl Rove,Grover Norquist,the Waltons and Koch brothers Brownback is actually nothing for Kansas. He is doing exactly what he did while in the beltway.

hammerhawk 6 years, 5 months ago

Brown backs comments are most certainly a case of the pot calling the kettle black. Brown back is a total loser in all ways.

verity 6 years, 5 months ago

Brownback doesn't want to improve life for the working class in Kansas or anywhere for that matter. He wants to destroy the working class in his quest for Christian domination (his and the Koch's domination that is, which is what Jesus wants). Anybody that believes any of what he does is for the benefit of anybody except them that brought him hasn't been paying attention.

Carol Bowen 6 years, 4 months ago

I read that article last time you provided the link. I'm hoping it was "a little over the top". It was downright scary. The general concept that Sam Brownback had an agenda he developed in D.C. and brought to Kansas is something I have believed all along. His whole gubenatorial campaign was focused at a national level. Then, he imported supporters.

verity 6 years, 4 months ago

I would like to believe that it is over the top also. Unfortunately, it fits too well with the facts that we know.

tomatogrower 6 years, 5 months ago

The Republicans would have let GM fail, then how high would the unemployment rate be? I guess then they would have had a lot of Americans to mow their yards, instead of having to hire illegals. Bummer for them. Get it through your heads people! The only reason companies aren't hiring is because people aren't buying their products, not because they have to pay taxes. Instead of putting so much money into buying politicians, why don't they hire more people, who will then buy their products? To the Republicans and their puppet masters, it's not about jobs at all.

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