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The right wing's purge of voters has reached the Supreme Court. https://hosted.ap.org/article/2f75962...
Posted 4 January 2018, 7:23 a.m.
"The legislature shall make suitable provision for finance of the educational interests of the state." This constitutional provision has saved Kansas from the deliberate effort to destroy our public education system. Let's keep it.
Posted 20 December 2017, 8:14 a.m.
Senators Moran and Roberts vividly illuminated their lack of concern for the average Kansan by supporting the GOP tax increase bill. Not only does the bill blow a planet sized $1.5 trillion hole in the deficit and raise taxes on the middle class, it is going to trigger $25 billion in automatic cuts in medicare. Thanks, Jerry and Pat. I doubt whether either of you even read the tax bill, since your leadership was making it up as they went along. Your lack of careful consideration will be remembered. https://www.cbo.gov/system/files/115t...
Posted 2 December 2017, 12:36 p.m.
It seems that Congressman Hoyer is watching out for our interests here in Kansas better than Congresswoman Jenkins.
cbo: house tax bill triggers $25 billion in medicare cuts
If the House GOP tax plan passes, it is projected to cut revenue significantly, likely increasing the deficit by $1.456 trillion from 2018 to 2027, according to the Joint Committee on Taxation and Congressional Budget Office (CBO). With a number that large, Congress’s “pay as you go” rules that prevent unchecked spending would fall into place, a move that could cut Medicare’s budget by as much as $25 billion for 2018. In a letter to House minority whip Steny Hoyer (D-MD), the CBO explained that without any more money to offset the fall in revenue, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would be required to issue a “sequestration order” to reduce spending in 2018 by $136 billion.
Posted 17 November 2017, 5:58 a.m.
I would far rather have Steny Hoyer visit our state any day than to have to pay additional taxes and have my medicare cut to fund the Republican tax cuts for the extremely rich that Congresswoman Jenkins just voted for. If Hoyer can help get Paul Davis elected, and get rid of the Republican majority in Congress in 2018, he is more than welcome.
Posted 16 November 2017, 5:30 p.m.
Health care is a right in every Western country on the planet. Why not here?
Posted 12 November 2017, 5:46 a.m.
The budget resolution, approved by Moran and Roberts, allows for cuts to medicare of $450 billion over the next 10 years. https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politi...
Posted 21 October 2017, 9:02 a.m.
"Yoder mixed his defense of orthodox GOP positions, such as support for gun rights or opposition to moving the U.S. toward universal government health insurance coverage, with calls for greater bipartisanship in Congress." Sounds like the same ole, same ole to me. True bipartisanship would not allow anyone to exclude people from heath care coverage.
Posted 23 August 2017, 7:36 a.m.
I guess we owe a debt of gratitude to the president for pulling the plug on the Kansas swamp. Doesn't Kobach need a well paying federal job as well? The Civil Liberties Ambassador to North Korea, maybe?
Posted 27 July 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Moran's support for a straight repeal bill made no sense. The threat of repeal to the current subsidies and tax supports under Obama Care, even with a two-year window, would have thrown the insurance markets into chaos, making a currently unstable situation even worse in many areas of the country. The Republicans do no elect very many women U.S. Senators, but thank God for the three who announced their opposition to the McConnell repeal plan. Majority Leader McConnell has completely lost it.
Posted 19 July 2017, 8:59 a.m.
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