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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.