Centrist GOP, Democrats Blame GOP for Kansas Recession

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    Jun 08, 2015 3:51 AM GMT
    NYT: In Kansas, centrist Republicans have joined Democrats in attributing the state’s $400 million budget gap to deep tax cuts passed in 2012 and 2013 at the urging of Gov. Sam Brownback, a conservative Republican.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/08/us/states-confront-wide-budget-gaps-even-after-years-of-recovery.html?
  • bobbobbob

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    Jun 08, 2015 4:42 AM GMT

    The same centrist Republicans who are pissed with Sam Brownback now are the same ones who elected him. Centrist Republicans are by and large RINOs. What Sam Brownback ran on was consistently RINO populist rhetoric just like Clitory Hinton is doing running for Uterusident of the US. Had they peeked under his Rino clown suit Brownback was wearing from day one they'd have seen a gray trunk. If he'd kissed them first or put some slobber on his weenie before he pushed it in they'd have enjoyed it. He won the moderates and a big portion of the liberals. Some people will believe anything they hear that fits with their hopeful version of reality.

    "Vote for me and I'll give you a mule and 20 acres of land" -- same game. Just the names have changed. So idiots in the 21st century fell for it? Imagine that.

    Black people have been putting up with this same crap from the Democratic party for fifty friggin years. Get over it and wait in line for your appointment to whine about your own idiocy about voting because of the bullshit you hear instead of the shit you take the time to know.
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    Jun 08, 2015 10:01 AM GMT
    Brownback won a portion of the liberal vote?
    SERIOUSLY?
    Okay, you actually are dumber than I ever previously thought.
    The dullest knife in the block.
    The dimmest bulb.
    Or as that British dyke on the game show said, "One eggroll shy of a pu pu platter".
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 08, 2015 11:58 AM GMT
    Sharkspeare saidBrownback won a portion of the liberal vote?
    SERIOUSLY?
    Okay, you actually are dumber than I ever previously thought.
    The dullest knife in the block.
    The dimmest bulb.
    Or as that British dyke on the game show said, "One eggroll shy of a pu pu platter".
    Now Mr. Shark, not all liberals are the coast hugging, extremist specie. There are a significant number of liberals that are moderate and willing to hear both sides of the story before making a conclusion.
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    Jun 08, 2015 12:22 PM GMT
    Sam Brownback ran on the Far, Far Right Platform of economic glory through banning abortions. He won the hearts of Kansas Republicans.

    Now even his idiot base is sick of him.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jun 08, 2015 3:21 PM GMT
    The whole thing is absolutely RIDICULOUS! This right wing nut lowered tax rates for businesses thinking they would be encouraged to come here. That didn't happen and education and individual taxpayers have born the brunt of the shortfall. The Kansas legislature is still trying to figure out what to do.... at least "non essential" state workers weren't furloughed due to legislative action over the weekend.

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    Jun 08, 2015 5:06 PM GMT
    some other areas of the country are pulling out of the great recession.
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    Jun 08, 2015 6:54 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidThe whole thing is absolutely RIDICULOUS! This right wing nut lowered tax rates for businesses thinking they would be encouraged to come here. That didn't happen and education and individual taxpayers have born the brunt of the shortfall. The Kansas legislature is still trying to figure out what to do.... at least "non essential" state workers weren't furloughed due to legislative action over the weekend.



    You are correct. I am afraid that the House Leadership with Governor Brownback have found the votes they need to raise sales tax and stop exemptions through threats of a cut of nearly 6% across the board. I think at this point is take the bill or allow huge cuts to take place. It should be noted that the position of the Kansas House is to add taxes back on to LLCs and S-Corps in Kansas to help make up the nearly half of the $400 million budget shortfall.

    Clarification of exemptions and sales tax provisions: overall the sales tax for everything rises to 6.55% state wide and then drops food to 4.95% later. The exemptions that help families with the promise of a hearing that can restore them for, nonprofits, and public schools, but keeps exemptions in for businesses and private education system scholarships.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 09, 2015 2:01 AM GMT
    Kansas' economic mess is the result of Conservative policies run amok.
    You mean you can't cut taxes for the rich and for corporations without running up massive deficits? I guess Brownback didn't learn how subtraction works in elementary school.

    The conservative voters asked for it, now they got it.
    Good luck digging yourselves out of that hole.

    BTW, this kind of mess is what Conservatives are dying to inflict on the rest of the nation, if given the chance.
  • LuckyGuyKC

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    Jun 09, 2015 2:56 AM GMT
    I moved out of Kansas three years ago and will never darken that door again. There are changing the name of the capital to ToKocha from Topeka.
  • roadbikeRob

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    Jun 09, 2015 8:29 PM GMT
    LuckyGuyKC saidI moved out of Kansas three years ago and will never darken that door again. There are changing the name of the capital to ToKocha from Topeka.
    Missouri isn't really in any better financial shape. I have heard that lawmakers in the Jefferson City statehouse are facing major budget hurdles and uncertainties.
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    Jun 09, 2015 11:59 PM GMT
    You reap what you sew liberal greenies. You can't burn food as fuel and that is Kansas's problem. Try growing crops that people eat and aren't tied to the price of oil or false claims by Obama in 2008 that burning food is "green" energy.

    Obamacare Medicaid expansion would cost the state $2.4 billion between 2016 and 2025 which Kansas can't afford.

    At least Kansas hasn't been Grubered into the Obamacare fraud.

    Kansas ranks #16 in charitable giving above all except one Liberal state.
  • KissTheSky

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    Jun 11, 2015 12:34 AM GMT
    Now Kansas is having to close down schools because there's no money to pay teachers after Republicans' giant tax cuts for corporations.
    Clueless Kansas parents are angry at having their kids' schools close, but they admit they voted for Brownback.
    I guess they're learning the hard way that you can't cut taxes and expect money to magically reappear from some other source.
  • Apparition

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    Jun 11, 2015 5:05 AM GMT
    mx5guynj saidYou reap what you sew liberal greenies. You can't burn food as fuel and that is Kansas's problem. Try growing crops that people eat and aren't tied to the price of oil or false claims by Obama in 2008 that burning food is "green" energy.

    Obamacare Medicaid expansion would cost the state $2.4 billion between 2016 and 2025 which Kansas can't afford.

    At least Kansas hasn't been Grubered into the Obamacare fraud.

    Kansas ranks #16 in charitable giving above all except one Liberal state.



    Except the donations are almost exclusively to churches, not actual charities, and would more properly be listed as country club dues rather than charity. So to speak, since they are benefitting from the "giving"
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    Jun 12, 2015 4:31 PM GMT
    NYT: Legislators voted against a plan backed by Gov. Sam Brownback that would have raised sales taxes, but the move means the state may face deep cuts to schools.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/us/kansas-college-funding-is-at-risk-without-tax-increase-governor-says.html?ref=politics
  • Svnw688

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    Jun 12, 2015 10:23 PM GMT
    Kansas is in a horrible economic mess caused by undeniably 'right' wing/GOP policies. Cutting taxes for the ALREADY rich and wealthy--individuals and corporations--is not sustainable. icon_rolleyes.gif

    GOP economic policies do not work.
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    Jun 13, 2015 9:04 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 said What's the cause of the economic mess in Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, St. Louis and Buffalo?

    Conservatives.
    Duh.