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(Kansas City)   Tea Party economics in the state of Kansas have resulted in massive deficits, draining of the rainy day fund, and set up massive cuts to education and social services. The Tea Party solution: tax cuts   ( divider line
    More: Fail, rainy day fund, tax cuts, social services, Sam Brownback, bond credit rating, deficits  
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6945 clicks; posted to Politics » on 11 Nov 2012 at 7:44 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-11 10:27:18 AM  
2 votes:
Hey, I live in Kansas and it's not that bad! Next year is going to be the best 1913 we ever had.
2012-11-11 09:01:27 AM  
2 votes:
"Sir, we've hit the Mantle Layer and it is slowing us down. I don't think we will ever reach the moon."
"Keep digging!"
2012-11-11 08:59:16 AM  
2 votes:
Kansas. Its like Somalia, but with old white people.
2012-11-11 08:58:58 AM  
2 votes:
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2012-11-11 08:22:21 AM  
2 votes:

nmemkha: Of course, according to the comments, its all Obama's fault.

Of course. They are probably screaming: 'Its all Obama's fault! He should have known how stupid we are and stopped us!'
2012-11-11 08:09:00 AM  
2 votes:
[pawslaps vegasj]

Did I ask for your opinion, buffoon?
2012-11-11 07:54:13 AM  
2 votes:

nekom: And deregulation. Don't forget deregulation.

Darn tootin'

Wer gonna cut them taxes, then wer gonna get rid of them JOB KILLIN regulations, and then...

..and then wer gonna...

..did I say cut taxes? I did? good.

...and we're gonna get rid of them JOB KILLIN regulations.

Might be a good idea to invade I-ran too and have the Supremes Court illegalate Mooselims.
2012-11-11 07:18:56 AM  
2 votes:
And deregulation. Don't forget deregulation.
2012-11-11 02:46:44 PM  
1 vote:

Noam Chimpsky: If the Tusis were living off the Hutus the way liberals are living off our tax dollars, then they were parasites.

And if blue were yellow in the same way that stripes are polka dots, then I'd say that bumblebees eat potato.
2012-11-11 01:59:35 PM  
1 vote:
If you're living in Kansas in the first place then you probably deserve to be miserable.
2012-11-11 01:54:17 PM  
1 vote:
The best part about how angry chimpsky is is this.

All the things he hates are going to continue to happen. We don't even need to argue with him. Just enjoy the fact that he's going to hate the world he lives in for his entire life.
2012-11-11 11:16:40 AM  
1 vote:
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2012-11-11 11:15:03 AM  
1 vote:

DarwiOdrade: He got an A+ in Conservative Math, but inexplicably his GPA went down. You can't explain that!

His grades were redistributed to prop up the failing Bureaucracy students.
2012-11-11 09:58:14 AM  
1 vote:
They left off one thing that Kansas can still do to close the budget gap. Sell off State owned assets. There is quite a bit they can do:

1. Sell the prisons to for profit companies. The inmates can pay for the operation of the prison by working at whatever jobs their corporate owners can make money with them doing. This strikes me as a way to also solve the migrant labor problem as low risk prisoners can be used to pick crops at harvest. I would imagine that arrests for short time offenses would go up right before harvest time.

2. Sell the roads and bridges, tolls everywhere. You can drive like 90MPH in Texas now on that freedom loving toll road.

3. Sell the State offices and buildings. Right now there are too many State employees as it is. There is no need to all that office space. Sell it off, especially after you fire most of the State workers, and lease back smaller offices from the corporations that now own the property.

4. Sell of the State parks and recreation areas to private recreation and resort companies. People that can't afford to pay an entrance fee to a nice lake or park should be working more anyway.

5. Sell off the schools, use whatever Federal dollars come in for education to pay for a voucher. The free market and churches will provide stuff like classroom VCRs for learnin' your young ones.

I'm surprised I could think of many ways to solve the Kansas budget crisis and this article only thinks that a useless rainy day fund is the only way they are going to do it.
2012-11-11 09:52:15 AM  
1 vote:

born_yesterday: Jesus, a child could be raised on lead paint and come up with a better plan than that.

Yup. Now go back and think about this - the Ryan budget is the ONLY reason to bring Ryan into the campaign. His entire role in Congress was to be That One Guy who does nothing but shiat out nearly insane budgets to help push the point of compromise to the right (kinda like the guy at a bazaar who marks everything up $100 solely to move the haggle point up $20). Then, promptly after picking him up, the campaign disavowed any approval of the Ryan budget. THEN they refused to offer an alternative, or even mention material differences between the theoretical plan and the Ryan budget other than "Well, it's better."
2012-11-11 09:41:55 AM  
1 vote:

sprawl15: born_yesterday: Because while I voted for him, I guarantee that, like me, no one else has a flying farking clue what the Ryan budget was because IT WAS A farkING CAMPAIGN SECRET.

Bullshiat. The Ryan budget is actually a series of budgets Ryan released and can be found in about 10 seconds on Google. It's pretty much all he did in Congress.

You are aware that Ryan was not built in Romney's lab specifically for the campaign, right?

I didn't believe you, so I looked it up. Jesus, a child could be raised on lead paint and come up with a better plan than that. I guess the good part is that you could write the plan on your hand so you didn't forget it.

I will not concede that his conception was not in vitro., nor that he is not a meat popsicle .
2012-11-11 09:15:57 AM  
1 vote:
2012-11-11 09:00:47 AM  
1 vote:
They just need more of these.

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2012-11-11 08:57:32 AM  
1 vote:
Everybody laughs at Kansas, but be aware that Brownback is just building up his conservative credentials in preparation for a run at President in 2016.
2012-11-11 08:52:49 AM  
1 vote:

jso2897: Noam Chimpsky: The fallacy is the assertion by the commie editorialist that the state of Kansas has a responsibility to pay for all these commie dreams of his. Kansas needs to purge it's remaining liberals and it will be a utopia.

Yeah. That's probably not how this is going to shake out.

You want Kansans to be taxed to finance the parasitic existence of those who can't or won't finance their own existence. Cutting taxes effectively chokes off and purges these parasites and improves the quality of the state. Obama gets revenge against conservatives at the federal level and conservatives need to get revenge against the parasite left where they can, and that is at the state level in these liberal states.
2012-11-11 08:21:44 AM  
1 vote:
The fallacy is the assertion by the commie editorialist that the state of Kansas has a responsibility to pay for all these commie dreams of his. Kansas needs to purge it's remaining liberals and it will be a utopia.
2012-11-11 07:53:12 AM  
1 vote:

Kittypie070: Let them suffer the consequences of their own stupidity.

Hey, I'm not stupid. I voted for people who didn't support his ridiculous tax cut plan. I talked up how idiotic it was to my friends and asked them to share the message. Hell, a not insignificant number of Republicans I talk to actually agree that it's ridiculous. Unfortunately, there are a bunch of farking lunatics out on the west end of the state who want the state to look like a Christian version of Pakistan.
2012-11-11 07:51:11 AM  
1 vote:

Vodka Zombie: So, what you're saying is that the Teabaggers have no idea what they're doing?

Don't forget the science education.
2012-11-11 07:45:56 AM  
1 vote:

vpb: You mean cutting your income doesn't help you pay bills? Sounds like socialisms!

Well, to be fair there is a case to be made for a counter-intuitive "lowering taxes increases revenue" argument. At least, to some degree. After all, with a 100% or 0% tax rate, your revenues would be quite low. I would think that finding that "sweet spot" for the highest revenue ought to be the goal, though finding that is probably near impossible.
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2012-11-11 07:43:16 AM  
1 vote:
You mean cutting your income doesn't help you pay bills? Sounds like socialisms!
2012-11-11 07:26:44 AM  
1 vote:
So, what you're saying is that the Teabaggers have no idea what they're doing?

Quelle surprise!

Maybe you should vote with your own damn brains instead of what some gibbering moron on TV or AM radio tells you, eh?
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