"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

Dec. 3, 2015, THIEVES IN THE NIGHT

Published Dec. 3, 2015: Valley Falls Vindicator, Oskaloosa Independent

Letter to the Editor

THIEVES IN THE NIGHT 

Last year’s Kansas legislative session ended with the Republican’s super majority in both houses playing fast and loose to shift taxes off the backs of the wealthy and onto the working people.

Chiseled into law like stone was the 6.55% sales tax, that has fallen most heavily on those poor unfortunates who buy food. It has driven uncounted thousands to drive across the borders in their “sinful” purchases of tobacco and alcohol. 

How did these injustices occur in Kansas? 

Our news media organizations have filed waves of lawsuits through open records laws to find out how these disastrous decisions are made and who are the ones pulling the strings.

The legislative chambers and committee meeting rooms are wired for streaming audio/visual paid as part of the $380 million renovation of the statehouse. 

All who tried to listen or watch during the last days of the 2015 session were bored to tears or asleep as the single microphone suddenly went hot after midnight to debate or pass a law. “Like thieves in the night” ….

Kansans must demand a stop to this come Election Day 2016.

Mike Caddell
Radio Free Kansas
North Jefferson County

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