Kansas GOP Insider (wannabe): Writing Checks Our Bodies Can't Cash

Friday, November 11, 2016

Writing Checks Our Bodies Can't Cash

Is there EVER any research that draws the conclusion that public spending on anything has reached the pinnacle and that it's time to make cuts? Over at the Kansas Association of School Boards, a new survey suggests that Kansas does better than the national average in college and career assessments, so the obvious conclusion is that the state needs to funnel more money from your wallet into the pockets of government school administrators.

I am looking quite forward to the fight in the Kansas Legislature about spending an extra $900 million on public schools as requested by the Kansas Association of School Boards. It's going to be the biggest taxpayer shakedown in history, and many of the new folks heading to Topeka have made a whole lot of promises their bodies can't keep. It's going to be fun watching them try, though.

To date, there's a $345 million budget shortfall in Kansas. This isn't a cash shortfall; it's a projection shortfall. No one is digging in the couch cushions in Topeka looking for spare change. The Sunflower State is paying its bills.

But things will be hairy next year. Even if legislators toss out the LLC tax exemption, it won't be enough to make up the shortfall, and it will be a far cry from enough to add $900 million in new spending to public schools. 

Here's where Republicans have gone a little daft: They're still out front bashing Brownback. Guys, I'll be the first to admit Brownback isn't perfect, but you will NEVER be able to outdistance yourselves from him better than Democrats can. Have the policy disagreements, but be careful in your attempts to tie an anvil around Brownback's ankle and toss him into the river. No matter how hard you run to the left, your name still has the same letter beside it. I'm not saying embrace the Governor and have photo ops, but carefully parse your language; be careful in questioning Brownback's motives; and for the love of all things, stop calling the budget the Brownback budget--um. You guys passed it. 

A year from now, Brownback may no longer be Governor, and two years from now, the Democrats and their media allies will begin calling whatever budget you pass "the Republican Budget," if it's unsuccessful. If it's successful, no one in the media is going to give Republicans the credit for it. So let's play this one smart. Republicans and conservatives typically have an advantage in midterm elections, so don't squander it by being liberal-lite. 



2 comments:

  1. The Tail of Two Kansas 's can be told, one for the urbanites, one for the Ruralites. (Sounded kind of biblical because it is much like the parting of the Red Sea) We look at SEKS and the landscape is like quicksand..Senator Jake LaTurner out ran defeat by Sewing up the vote in Cherokee and Burbon county, losing Crawford where the KNEA/DemS/PittState/Greenbush have injected the venom into the large sector of employees who work for Government! BahHahHah. No matter the Casino, 69 Highway...LaTurner best beware of LynnZilla returning with vengeance. So we will see what Train Jake jumps on! Sen. Caryn Tyson takes her district with 9 less votes than she had in 2012 which means Caryn Tyson Represents her District, foregoes Lobby Checks, Runs on a Frugal Budget (less than 15K) and has the biggest Liberal Newspapers after her which Helps Her turnout! Makes No Sense, but she is beholding to District voters. Sen. Goddard who has trouble carrying a Palm Card to a Voter Door, will have even a harder time Carrying the Water for the Bullies of KNEA. His biggest problem will be trying to hurdle the Fence quick enough from overtaxed voters from County Spending and Angry School Teachers. Then there is Sen. Bruce Givens, activist, Activist, ACTIVIST who will be all in for Education. Let's do the Math (not common core) Wife a Superintendent for ElDorado plus years of Directing Special Ed services for Pratt equals a Big Whopper in Tax Increases for Small Business. Voter will have buyer remorse and sadly mourn for their Forrest Knox to return. There is the Wash & Rub for SEKS which looks a lot like a game of GO Fish

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  2. A year from now, Brownback may no longer be Governor, and two years from now, the Democrats and their media allies will begin calling whatever budget you pass "the Republican Budget," if it's unsuccessful. If it's successful, no one in the media is going to give Republicans the credit for it. So let's play this one smart.Fill out a short inquiry form to find out the price quote for your paper. Get a confirmation that we will be able to complete the order with your specific requirements and instructions, especially when your order is a dissertation or a thesis. We will contact you back from https://breezewriting.com/
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