"I will tell the people what's going on at the statehouse. I'm going to treat the capitol as a borderline crime scene. ... If businesses don't have to pay taxes, the burden should not be on those trying to feed themselves." - The Valley Falls Vindicator & Oskaloosa Independent, March 3, 2016.

Across Kansas the top 1% are looting and on-the-loose, pitting us against each other. Communities in Jefferson County need to democratically prepare themselves for food and energy autonomy.

- MICHAEL CADDELL, Publisher

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Carl Williams: BROWNBACK'S FLIPPANT DISMISSAL @ Wichita Eagle Letter to the Editor Section

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Dear Editor,

Friday, June 24, is the day that seniors, statewide, will receive letters indicating the amount of services being terminated or reduced as a result of cuts to the Senior Care Act program. According to the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS), more than 183 individuals in the Wichita Metropolitan Area will no longer receive services they have relied on — services that improve the quality of life for seniors and the disabled who have difficulty with self-care, but who are still able to live at home.

It is becoming more and more obvious that Governor Brownback’s loyalties are not with the people of Kansas. His flippant dismissal of the needs of our most vulnerable; and his “white-knuckled grip” on the failed policy of eliminating corporate taxes is not only embarrassing to Kansas, but it is also very cruel to very real people in need.

Just as guilty are those legislators who facilitated the most damaging policy change in Kansas’ history. They, too, are responsible for undermining the quality of Kansas schools and neglecting our most vulnerable citizens. We must defeat every one of the legislators who helped Brownback destroy Kansas’ viability as a place to be proud of living.

Carl Williams
Wichita

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