Loyal Opposition

Fuzzy Math: Obama or Moderate

George Lippencott

As I have repeatedly opined in this space, the current level of federal expenditures coupled with the added costs of new programs such as Obama Care can not be sustained by our current tax income supplemented by any rational increase on the rich. For my efforts I have been accused ...

Let us reason together. - Can we afford all that we WANT?

George Lippencott

We want a new police facility and a larger police force We want a new regional sports complex We want a new business center where the old fertilizer plant was located We want a bunch of new buildings with associated tax breaks in downtown We want to expand the art ...

Baa, Baa – Time to again shear the local taxpayer

George Lippencott

I read the city budget study agenda and I note our city priorities are public safety, infrastructure and economic development. I note our shortages are in police resources and infrastructure. If we are serious, staff should offer alternatives where those shortfalls are funded while economic development is not. Of course ...

Winners and Losers.

George Lippencott

A recent NYT published article reported that median family income today is the same in real terms as median family income in the early 1990s. The median family’s net worth has declined by 40% from $125K to less than $80K over the same period. The gains of a generation have ...

CATCH 22!!!

George Lippencott

There is a response in the “Sound Off section of the LJW this AM that occasions a comment If it is accurate the city wants me to not bag my grass clippings but will issue me a citation if the clippings from mowing the city owned utility right of way ...

One More Time on Taxes - a Summary

George Lippencott

In a recent thread on the Republican tax cut proposal for Kansas some confusion seems to have arisen as to my position as reflected in my many blog posts on taxes. I will attempt to clarify. For the record, I do not support what Mr. Brownback is doing and I ...

Grieving

George Lippencott

http://www2.ljworld.com/users/Moderate/photos/2012/mar/29/232451/ Over the past couple of days the wife and I noted a lone Canada goose along the road through the southern swamp. It patrolled one side over several days as we passed. We pondered if it had lost its mate and how long it might grieve that loss? Does ...

Sharing the Marbles

George Lippencott

A NYT article appropriate to my many blogs on the subject of economic sharing has been published. Note that the reference at the end is to Sarah Palin. Conservatives may understand the problem better than some think! Interesting! See: http://campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/20/how-to-get-the-rich-to-share-the-marbles/?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1

The End of The Middle Class as We Know It

George Lippencott

Well Mr. Obama has delivered his version of the proposed 2013 budget. For all of you – it cuts defense – not as much to the corporations as to the war fighters. It also expands money for social services and yields a bottom line that is over a trillion dollars ...

What is the Matter with Liberal Kansans?

George Lippencott

The book “What is the Matter with Kansas” can be summarized as noting that Kansans overlook their economic interests in pursuing “false” social issues. Well I play that right back to the Lawrence liberal scene. Is it in your economic interest to vote for people who keep finding ways to ...

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