"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.


Thursday, December 1, 2016

Jonathan Shoreman: BROWNBACK NOT TALKING ABOUT BUDGET @ Topeka Capital Journal


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While waiting for his call from Trump Tower, the governor keeps steering the state down the ravine into the dump.  Impeach Brownback!

Only our elected lawmakers in the Topeka statehouse can send this powerful message and warning to the rest of the country about the #FailedExperiment in #Koch Libertarian economics.

Jonathan Shoreman writes from the Topeka Capital Journal, Nov. 29, 2016 after Sam's last press conference "Brownback not talking to lawmakers about budget, rules nothing in or out":

[Excerpt] ... Several hours after the news conference, Willoughby said that while Brownback is still in the decision-making process, the budget proposal won’t include layoffs, furloughs or major cuts. She said there are steps to building a balanced budget.

“It’s a genuine lack of leadership on his part,” said Senate Minority Leader Anthony Hensley, D-Topeka. “Not only legislators, but the people of Kansas, should be very concerned this governor is not leading at a time when our state is in desperate trouble financially, and it’s all on account of his failed tax policies that he’s led our state down a road of ruination.”

Brownback’s waiting has fueled speculation that the unpopular second-term governor hopes to secure a job in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump and would then resign. The governor brushed away a question about whether he has spoken with Trump or his transition team. ... [End of Excerpt]

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