Well, Gov. Sam Brownback and his lockstep Legislature have done it. Taxes are going up $777 million while higher-education funding was slashed $66 million. Tax hikes on working Kansans and education cuts for Kansas students. And they call that progress?
The rich get a 1 percent income-tax cut over the next five years and the rest get a 0.7 percent cut. With raising sales tax and lowering standard deductions, the GOP Legislature raised taxes on us by three-quarters of a billion dollars. Remember that when you go to the polls.
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Common Core educational standards were not a federal mandate, but they were developed by friends of Obama, paid for with stimulus money, and adopted by the states because of the usual federal funds coercion.
Lois Lerner pleading the Fifth is symbolic of the entire Obama administration. They’re all doing illegal things.
Margaret Thatcher talked about running out of other people’s money. But in the game of ruining a country and squandering potential, running out of money is just the start of the fun and games.
If you refer to the eighth grade as your “senior year,” you might be a tea party member.
When politicians discuss taxes, it’s not only that government is spending too much. It’s also individuals, families and businesses, which get to spend too little. Perhaps it’s most important for the disadvantaged, attempting to climb the ladder of success. It’s the American message of hope.
How unfair it would be for us to have our average water use determined by our December-to-March usage, as we were in Florida that entire time. Since our consumption was nothing during that time, would every ounce of water we use in the summer be an overage?
Instead of just trying to guess when the city will slap my hand, I think I’ll just let my lawn die. That seems to be what city officials want me to do, so they can provide water to new subdivisions that they support so they can raise tax revenues.
Whoever complains about Wichita drivers needs to be introduced to my friend who lives on Long Island, N.Y. She could tell you stories about the aggressive drivers there that would shut up everyone around here. We don’t even know what traffic is.
Our police cars should not read “to serve and protect.” They should read “to harass, ticket and give DUIs.” Shame on you, Wichita. We all are starting to hate living here.