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Brownback reflects on time in the Senate; Holland takes Brownback to task over vote


U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., who is running for governor, talks about the ups and downs of serving in the Senate in an exit interview with NBC. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/39047904

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Holland criticizes Brownback on vote to bail out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Topeka Capital-Journal dissects the issue. http://cjonline.com/news/state/2010-09-13/brownback_votes_in_spotlight


Richard Heckler 7 years, 7 months ago

In fact he has no plan for Kansas. 16 years in Washington D.C. leaves him out of touch with Kansas.

Brownback has been on the tax dollar payroll for at least 16 years and when leaving Washington D.C. he is still on the tax dollar payroll. YET he dislikes government no matter how much he costs you and me. Brownback is a bogus politician in the true sense of the word.

He will still be drawing his same salary plus tax dollar supported medical insurance for the rest of his life.

Tax dollar supported medical insurance is okay for Brownback and his family BUT NOT okay for you,me and our families. YES OUR TAX DOLLARS will support his high dollar insurance coverage BUT he says NO to the idea of OUR TAX DOLLARS paying for OUR medical insurance. What's up with this?

Richard Heckler 7 years, 7 months ago

Yes Brownback was all for bailing out those bankers who were recklessly granting loans to so so many who could not afford them that ultimately created an $11 trillion debt under GW Bush and Dick Cheney. Where was Sam Brownback and what was he doing?

He does not know where he was at as Bush and Cheney were creating the the worst recession/depression in history.

He does not know where he was at while 11 million jobs were being wiped out.

Brownback was obviously not paying attention to his president and vice president.

Face it republicans have terrible history and have not been great managers of our financial systems and institutions.

This is what I mean:

  1. The Reagan/ Bush Savings and Loan Heist "There are several ways in which the Bush family plays into the Savings and Loan scandal, which involves not only many members of the Bush family but also many other politicians that are still around and were part of the Bush Jr. administration as well.

Jeb Bush, George Bush Sr., and his son Neil Bush have all been implicated in the Savings and Loan Scandal, which cost American tax payers over $1.4 TRILLION dollars (note that this was about one quarter of our national debt").

The Reagan/Bush savings and loan heist was considered the largest theft in history at the time. George Herbert Walker Bush then took $1.4 trillion of taxpayers money to cover the theft. http://rationalrevolution0.tripod.com/war/bush_family_and_the_s.htm

  1. Where was Sam Brownback and what was he doing?

The Bush/Cheney Wall Street Bank Fraud on Consumers "And, yes, substantial fraud was involved. For example, mortgage companies and banks used deceit to get people to take on mortgages when there was no possibility that the borrowers would be able to meet the payments. Not only was this fraud, but this fraud depended on government authorities ignoring their regulatory responsibilities." http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archives/2009/0709macewan.html

Richard Heckler 7 years, 7 months ago

Brownback reflecting on his 16 years away from Kansas is wasting time considering important questions need to be addressed.

Vote Tom Holland for Governor http://www.tomhollandforkansas.com/home

Steve Jacob 7 years, 7 months ago

I don't like Brownback, but as I told everyone before, Fannie and Freddy probably backed about 90% of the home loans in 2009, so letting them fail would have completely destroyed the economy.

But that article is funny, and Democrat ripping a Republican for going into spending ourselves into debt is hilarious.

BigDog 7 years, 7 months ago

merrill ...... maybe you can cut and paste some accomplishments of Tom Holland. Other than supporting more and more spending in the state while in office. What issue or legislation has Tom Holland taken the lead on during his time in the Kansas Legislature.

I have been waiting now for months for someone to come up with items.

Tom isn't going to get elected based on his critquing Brownback's record ..... he must come up with some ideas with the same kinds of specifics he is asking from his opponent. He also has to talk to the people about what he has done and will do ..... not just "I wanna know what Sam Brownback is going to do"

Leaders have their own ideas ..... Kansas is needing a governor who can lead with their own plan

Bob_Keeshan 7 years, 7 months ago

Sounds like you'll be voting for none of the above then.

Steve Jacob 7 years, 7 months ago

Just saying us democrats who complained about the debt in the 2008 election sure should not let Obama off the hook for making it much higher in 2012.

BigAl 7 years, 7 months ago

I still want to hear from Brownback why it is ok for him to receive almost half a million in farm subsidies but yet he is critical of others receiving stimulus money. He is hypocritical at best and despicable at worst.

BigPrune 7 years, 7 months ago

"Vote Tom Holland for Governor" -Merrill

The out-of-town developturds' best friend (just look where his gigantic signs are planted all over town)

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