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merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Lawrence,Kanasa is over retailed ........

OR the USA is about to experience another Supply Side Economic failure under the TRUMP umbrella:

anti stimulus Economics
http://business.time.com/2012/08/09/a...

Jeb Bush defaulted on a $4.56 million loan from Broward Federal Savings in Sunrise, Florida. After federal regulators closed the S&L, the office building that Jeb used the $4.56 million to finance was reappraised by the regulators at $500,000, which Bush and his partners paid. The taxpayers had to pay back the remaining 4 million plus dollars.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12...

--- The Bush/Cheney trillion tax dollar money hole aka their multi-trillion dollar violent occupation of Iraq,Afghanistan,Pakistan:

what could this spending do for you, the usa, our communities, our children, our schools, new jobs
http://www.costofwar.com/

--- Entitlement program for the wealthy at the expense of the middle class
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

--- What Did Conservatives Do With $700 billion of bank bail out money?
http://www.democracynow.org/2009/9/10...

--- Conservatives deliiberately crashing the economy
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfr...

--- Conservatives Bush/Cheney Wall Street Home Loan Heist
http://www.dollarsandsense.org/archiv...

--- Conservatives Reagan/Bush Savings and Loan Heist
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/12...

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

About erectile dysfunction ...... try maca root. It's natures way.

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Posted 16 February 2018, 10:40 a.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

First off Kobach is a conservative BUT not a republican therefore he is lying. The man is a fundamentalist libertarian.

Kobach came from a family of immigrants or has this arrogant human being forgot?

He will do anything possible to keep revenue from the schools and the economy. And this incompetent individual wants to be a governor?

Conservatives are incompetent managers of tax dollars. They have documented this fact over and over through their budget slashing legislation and votes. Slashing budgets and managing budgets are not the same.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

The extreme right in this country can hack voting machines .....they don't need Russia. Diebold among others owns voting machines and is a big backer of the conservative right wing in the USA. Diebold can program voting machines to vote wrong.

Why do we americans vote in the rich which are supported by the rich to make decisions for the entire middle class and sensible Americans?

Is it possible we're not getting the most ethical choices on the block?

Too many of the rich want to destroy the middle class. They have sent tens of millions of middle class jobs abroad with no job replacement in sight.

Isn't their something wrong with this picture? http://www.fairvote.org/irv/

Demand a change on the next ballot.
http://www.fairvote.org/irv/

Incumbents, famous political names say NO to the voters, live in glass houses and digest corrupt money.

We need public financing of campaigns. Citizens cannot afford special interest money campaigns for it is the citizens that get left out. Let citizens vote on this issue.

http://www.publicampaign.org/

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Neighborhoods should beware. Take steps to downzone existing vacant properties.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

About 30 years ago USD 497 was among the top 10 school districts in the nation.

Then conservatives came along to demonstrate that reducing public education budgets can reap havoc on the system. They are proud of their of the reckless behavior.

On Editorial: Property tax hike for schools

Posted 14 February 2018, 10:18 a.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

An excellent public school system drives economic growth !

Would you favor a sales tax increase to provide more money for Lawrence teacher salaries?

Teacher Salary Support
http://www2.ljworld.com/polls/2003/ma...

Of 5,198 voting 80% said yes. Remarkable ( of course we know this won't fly UNLESS the state legislature says yes)

BUT instead of shooting for a tax increase I say city government help out the school district.
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1. Lend 10% of the existing 1995 city sales tax money to the school district to keep existing schools open AND give teachers a raise. It is worth a shot but will not come easy. “Let the voter decide”
This will leave 90% of the sales tax to the park department…. Not too shabby.

BTW this special sales tax can be delegated to any need. It is NOT dedicated.

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2009/oct...

Parents might be willing to find other means to get your students to school IF it meant keeping all the schools open,retaining important subject matter/programs and retaining a skilled teaching staff?

Think car pooling, assistance from family members ,walking and biking.

Again an excellent public school system is economic growth material!
Lawrence,Kansas needs to start talking about this.

To maintain a superb system parents must remain active which means we cannot allow school boards to dictate what will be. As taxpayers we are also the most important stakeholders who elect school boards to carry out our wishes not the other way around.

Our founding fathers wanted to insure Democracy for our country. Benjamin Franklin created the public library, the purpose being no citizen will be secluded from public knowledge. He also founded the public school, the purpose being no citizen will be without a basic education.

On Editorial: Property tax hike for schools

Posted 14 February 2018, 10:16 a.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Conservatives flipped transparency the bird instead of showing and discussing.

The so called "GOP Agreement" is an ALEC document designed in secret behind closed doors. This "agreement" is floating around the nation. It is not exclusive to Kansas.

The "Contract for America" is also a ALEC document.

Politicians DO NOT need to subscribe to such nonsense. Any politician that obviously supports such should not be elected for they will only represent the ALEC agenda.

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Mr Johnson is offering a way of relieving conservative republicans of their responsibility which is unacceptable.

Conservative republicans wrecked the situation in the first place which was never approved by taxpayers. Face conservative republicans are irresponsible and reckless with our money in order to push the privatization agenda.

On Editorial: Property tax hike for schools

Posted 14 February 2018, 10:05 a.m. Suggest removal

merrill (Richard Heckler) says...

Reducing the sales tax on groceries allows taxpayers who can to spend that money elsewhere = sales tax money being spent elsewhere thus still generating sales tax dollars = no loss = yet still being sensible.

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