Loyal Opposition

What is the Matter with Kansas – No Kansas Liberals - Round 4?

George Lippencott

I lied – oops will that get me “disappeared”? I found when I started to write the last part of my puzzle that it would be too long. So I will insert round 4. The focus of this blog is to summarize many of the blogs that I have wriitten ...

What is the Matter with Kansas – no Kansas Liberals- Round 3?

George Lippencott

Time to look at regulatory impacts on families with incomes in the upper half of the middle class. We are all aware (or should be) that the EPA is releasing new carbon (and other pollutants) generation regulation. The EPA estimates that the costs of those will be about $90 Billion ...

What is the Matter with Kansas – no Kansas Liberals- Round 2?

George Lippencott

This is the second in a series of blogs addressing the sharing of the burden of supporting the “poor”. In this posting I will opine about taxes. I call your attention to the earlier blog for my ground rules. Now it is true that under this administration federal income tax ...

What is the Matter with Kansas – no Liberal Kansans?

George Lippencott

In what seems like eons ago I posted what I thought was an innocuous blog copied from the NYT defining the 1%. In a response to a post in that thread I observed that Mr. Obama was favoring the “poor” at the expense of the middle class. I was challenged ...

Who is in the 1%?

George Lippencott

The NYT has an article that breaks out the professions of those in the top 1%. If it is accurate it shows some surprising and some not surprising things. 1. College professors are twice as likely to be in the top 1% 2. K-12 teachers are represented in the top ...

Unsolicited Advice for Democrats

George Lippencott

I was performing my daily review of news in several different sources and I came upon an op-ed by David Brooks in the NYTs. I thought it a good thought piece. Democrats take heed if you cannot come up with a platform that does not hold the middle and upper ...

The Defined Benefit Pension

George Lippencott

For some reason my military pension has become an issue on here. I cannot tell whether this is so because the implications of the obligation in financial resources is huge or if it is just a personal thing with those who have no pension and envy those who do. Assuming ...

Taxing Our Way to Equality - Reprise

George Lippencott

A recent blog addressing the consequences of using federal income taxes to pay for the current accounts deficit and long term deficit at the federal level drew several meaningful comments. This blog will address those. We drew the inevitable comment that equates payroll taxes to federal income taxes. That comparison ...

Taxing Our Way to Equality

George Lippencott

A few weeks ago I promised a discussion on the implications of using taxes to support the increase of almost $1 trillion in the cost of our federal government in the last two years. This discussion addresses only that number. Additional costs to address the shortfalls in Social Security, Medicare, ...

The Poverty Game

George Lippencott

Once again we have a ruckus over poverty numbers. Is Douglas County suffering a high poverty rate? Are the US Census numbers valid? Of the five counties listed with the worst poverty data in Kansas three are homes to State Regents Universities. Is that an accident or does that play ...

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