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srj (Steve Jacob) says...

Al Franken should be gone too then. We can't make this partisan.

On Opinion: If he wins, he should be expelled

Posted 20 November 2017, 2:55 a.m. Suggest removal

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

Very little will change because we have figured out the courts threats of shutting the schools are empty threat.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

Looks like this is getting push back in the Senate. The Senate is always more moderate, it's harder to be too far right/left and get elected in a statewide election. This helps the rich more then the poor, and adds to the deficit. Those two things everybody knows. A simpler tax code with less loopholes that collects more taxes is a great thing, but this plan is not it.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

I always thought Jenkins was a supporter of a lower debt, but I was wrong. Why not cut taxes to stimulate an economy that has been on the longers upward swing in our history? Record low unemployment and all time high stock market, yet still looking at adding $600M to the debt in 2017 because the Fed is to afraid to start a recession by raising rates.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

Sure that happens...everyone is a flight risk. And if you release someone who goes out and hurts someone, that judge catches hell.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

After what we did to Tyson, we should not have to worry about "large manufacturing plant" ever coming to Lawrence.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

I bring this up again and again, the labor cost right now to building anything is skyrocketing, making affordable housing harder and harder.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

Unfortunately, you can't just simply vote on it. Can't just raise a local tax and pay more.
The more the teachers make, the less resources the students get. Unionizing paras may mean more money, but the district can hire less. No good solution.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

This is tough. Paras are important and underpaid. But where does the money come from? And don't think if paras getting a big raise that teachers will be asking for more also.

srj (Steve Jacob) says...

When large businesses are thinking of relocating, things like protections in the LGBT community are looked at. Especially in the tech field when you have more workers that are LGBT. Discrimination is bad for business. Heck, Austin would be the on the top of the Amazon HQ list if not for that states record on LGBT affairs.

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