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Gov. Sam Brownback suffers a political brownout

Just how deep of a hole does Kansas’ Governor, Sam Brownback find himself in?

It’s that bad for Brownback.

Sunday brought the news that the FBI was investigating some of the Republican’s closest political confidants. Investigators want to know if pressure was applied to ensure that those top advisers received lucrative lobbying contracts.

That David Kensinger, Brownback’s right-hand man for so many years and the architect of conservative dominance in the state, appears to be a focus is simply devastating for the governor.

On Thursday, Moody’s announced it was downgrading the state’s bond rating. The reason was the state’s sluggish economic recovery compared with other states. One result of that sluggishness is plummeting state revenue that fell an astonishing $92.8 million below projections for April.

For months, the governor argued just the opposite. He said the big tax cuts put Kansas ahead of the pack.

Any of these stories would rank as setbacks. Together, they place Brownback in a position he’s never been in before in a startlingly successful political career that saw him rise from state agriculture secretary to congressman to U.S. senator to governor. It seemed he could only win. He ran for president in 2008 and was expected to try again.

Those prospects dim daily.

There were times in recent weeks when Brownback seemed to be turning the corner. He managed to tame his fellow conservatives who ran amok early in the legislative session and put him on the defensive. As the session rolled along, Brownback appealed to moderates who will determine this year’s election with proposals to aid the disabled, boost local school funding and add all-day kindergarten.

Those moves might have jump-started a heavily favored campaign. Ten days ago, the Brownback crowd pointed to a new Rasmussen poll that showed the governor leading Democrat Paul Davis 47 to 40 percent. Even that news came with a giant caveat: Brownback was still short of 50 percent. Any credible political analyst will tell you that a guy as well known as the governor is hurting if he’s under 50.

This campaign has a way to go, and Davis still must answer tough questions. But know this: The 2014 race for governor is a referendum not on Davis, but on a man who has been the dominant force in Kansas politics in the post-Bob Dole era.

Today that dominance is in peril. Brownback’s in deep.

Article written by and courtesy of:

STEVE KRASKE, The Kansas City Star

Original article click here: The Kansas City Star Article

Paul Ryan is a little tea pot round and stout...He's ready to do his best Robert Deniro impression. Not a good one but he's trying.

Paul Ryan the Wonder Boy for the Tea Party.

Paul Ryan the Wonder Boy for the Tea Party. The Meat Puppet for the 1% Richest People in the World!

Written by Emery Myers

April 22, 2013

We can't feed all these people. That would only create dependence. Meanwhile, while Paul Ryan enjoys his expensive, prepared food, 49 percent of women, children and families in the U.S. don't know where their next meal is coming from. Mighty Christian of Paul Ryan's new budget.
We can’t feed all these people. That would only create dependence. Meanwhile, while Paul Ryan enjoys his expensive, prepared food, 49 percent of women, children and families in the U.S. don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Mighty Christian of Paul Ryan’s new budget.

Paul Ryan’s net worth probably has nothing to do with his new budget that stomps on the poor… the “takers” as he calls them. This coming from a man who married into a whole, hell of a lot of wealth! Paul Ryan’s disdain for the poor is evident in most of his speeches. The Tea Party goes crazy over this meat puppet. The real American people who are suffering, despise this clown. His budget is a joke that only the ultra rich millionaires and billionaires support…of course, along with the republicans and the extremist group, the tea party.

Now there's the face of a tea-bagged politician if I have ever seen one! Maybe politicians like this are the problem.
Now there’s the face of a tea-bagged politician if I have ever seen one! Maybe politicians like this are the problem.

Paul Ryan’s net worth is estimated at 4.9 million dollars. Does this sound like a man who knows what it’s like to be poor and not know where your next meal is coming from? His home has a meager 6 bedrooms and all the amenities that a rich asshole would ever need. I have to scrounge to pay 30.00 for my insulin to keep me alive. I will say it was 60 dollars before Obama Care! Kudos to President Obama and shame on Paul Ryan!

Paul Ryan is a little tea pot round and stout...He's ready to do his best Robert Deniro impression. Not a good one but he's trying.
Paul Ryan is a little tea-pot round and stout…He’s ready to do his best Robert Deniro impression. Not a good one but he’s trying. What is he… a clown here to amuse you? Sorry, had to steal from GoodFellas, the movie. The difference, he is a real crook stealing from the poor for the rich!

Tea Party association… well sure. He did run with Mitt Romney. That in itself should tell all of us what kind of person Paul Ryan is. His smug looks. His dyed hair, which the hair cut alone was probably 500 dollars! His 3000 – 5000 dollar suits… He is just the poster boy for the 1%.

My question is, why do we elect douchebags like Paul Ryan into our political system. Are we all that ignorant to politics. One look at him and most people despise his rich looks and his horrible philosophy on human rights and the poor. This comes as no surprise he is a major Tea Party Conservative. He enjoys being T-bagged by the 1%. I think he has permanent T-bag imprints on his chin and forehead.

I live in a very conservative state and most people despise him. How does he stay an elected representative of America. This is not what Americans are about! This is a facade. This is an act. He is a puppet for the corporate interests. We all know this!

Paul Ryan Revealed. The truth. This does not even seem far-fetched at all! He is a clown.
Paul Ryan Revealed. The truth. This does not even seem far-fetched at all! He is a clown.

Tea Party Express Chairman Amy Kremer said the selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as the vice-presidential choice of Mitt Romney confirms his strong commitment to the tea party economic issues that have caused the tea party movement to become such a major force in American politics.” courtesy of http://www.teapartyexpress.org/

No, it can't be...a tea party republican telling lies? I don't think this is very hard to believe for those of us with common-sense/
No, it can’t be…a tea party republican telling lies? I don’t think this is very hard to believe for those of us with common-sense/

So, this is the kind of politician the tea party embraces. This is the future for them, for the Koch brothers, for the elite, 1% that actually rule everything. This isn’t conspiracy, this is reality. Our government is sick with a cancer. It is called the tea party and Paul Ryan is the poster boy for this cancer.

Written by Emery Myers

April 22, 2013

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The sunflower state is becoming the sundowner state!

More people have been leaving Kansas than moving here over the last four years, new Census figures show.
That number offsets a net gain of 9,830 people who migrated into the state from 2007 to 2009, Census numbers show.
Although the numbers seem at odds with Gov. Sam Brownback’s “Road Map for Kansas,” which aims to grow the state by improving the economy, Brownback’s spokeswoman Sara Belfry said “Kansas’ population has declined for a long period of time. She said the new Census data doesn’t reflect the true impact of Brownback’s tax cuts, which went into effect in January 2013. Brownback took office in January 2011“. These “tax cuts” are not being felt by the average Kansans, in fact, most working Kansans agree taxes seem to be rising and skilled jobs diminishing.
“The Governor has watched the population decline in Kansas throughout his lifetime,” Belfry wrote in an e-mail to The Eagle. “Since being elected, the Governor has worked hard to grow the Kansas economy and jobs. The numbers don’t lie though. Belfry works for the Governor, so she really has no choice but to narrate excuses in a positive light. Belfry also stated “we are happy with the growth Kansas has seen.” This statement sums up what is wrong with Kansas. 

Kansas has never been known as a progressive state, usually following the rest of the nation. Crime rates rise and population falls. People move to locations with good schools, good hospitals and healthcare and good job opportunities. That is just basic, general knowledge.

Sedgwick County saw more people leave from 2010 to 2013 than any other county in the state, with a net loss of 5,236 people. Wyandotte and Shawnee counties each lost about 1,500 people to migration during that time.
Johnson County saw a net gain of 9,699 new residents over the same time period. Other big gainers were Riley County, with 1,588 new residents, and Douglas County, with 1,360.
The Census data confirms what many of Sedgwick County’s elected officials and business leaders already know. Although there is no data to confirm it, it’s natural to connect the county’s large job loss with an exit of people, wrote Tim Chase, president of the Greater Wichita Economic Development Coalition, in an email to The Eagle.
Sedgewick County reported losing 32,000 jobs and gaining 7000 new jobs. Not exactly the plan that Governor Brownback had in mind.
Area leaders are working to find new ways to rebuild the regional economy by growing primary jobs, Chase said. This may be the case but the numbers do not indicate good job growth in Kansas.
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Many Kansans are asking: Why live in a state whose politicians are trying to go back in time? Seems they’d love to go back a few thousand years before science, basic human rights and tolerance were commonplace.
The Census shows that Kansas gained 16,752 people from international migration over the last four years, but lost 26,949 to other states, resulting in the net 10,197 loss. Sedgwick County gained 2,136 people from other countries, but lost 7,372 to domestic migration.
The numbers don’t reveal any information about who left, or why.
Kansas was among the bottom 10 states in the number of people who moved in from other states compared with the number who moved out during the 12 months ending July 1, 2013. Kansas ended that 12 months with a net loss of 12,557. Colorado and Oklahoma, on the other hand, were in the top 10 states receiving people.
For the 10-year period from 2000 to 2009, the state had a net migration loss of 17,574. Most of it occurred during the five-year period from 2001 to 2005 when Kansas had a net loss of more than 27,000 people.

Kansas being known for rich farmland, could have industrial hemp, which is used for paper, clothes, you name it, but the conservative, right-wing would rather import from other countries than open up this new revenue stream.

Kansas is still behind the times. I guess the old saying “if you want to travel back 50 years in time, go to Kansas” still rings true.

Baby Boomers also are expected to move out of the state in large numbers as well.

Maybe Kansas needs to think a little more about the economic future. This may include passing HB2198 and SB9, which would open up new markets for medicinal cannabis (marijuana) and also improve the quality of life for thousands of Kansans, while providing much-needed job growth and tax revenue for the state.

By Emery Myers

Additional information obtained HERE.

Kansans and Americans! We are proving we have a voice! Government Can’t keep us muffled! We are the people!

Kansans and Americans! We are proving we have a voice! Government Can’t keep us muffled! We are the people!. Please keep shouting! As a collective voice, we WILL BE HEARD!

Thank you,

Emery Myers

 

How Medical Marijuana Can Help Treat Diabetes.

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