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Republican And Democratic Predecessors Unite Against Sam Brownback’s Policies

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[FONT=&quot]In a [/FONT]fundraising letter[FONT=&quot] calling out Republican Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and the Kansas legislature’s “dangerous” and “destructive policies” that have led to a “serious fiscal crisis” in the state, a bipartisan group of four ex-governors of Kansas urged voters to hit the polls in the upcoming Kansas elections to push back against his policies.[/FONT][FONT=&quot]Written on behalf of the political organization Save Kansas Coalition, the letter aims to educate voters on the state’s public policy issues and to end the “calculated destruction of our revenue stream and our educational, healthcare, and transportation systems.”[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Some of the organization’s requests were a call for a balanced tax policy; quality educational opportunity; reasonable healthcare access; safe highways and improved public safety; job growth and fiscal responsibility; and judicial impartiality. The coalition is made up of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. All four living elected governors of Kansas signed the letter, including Bill Graves, Mike Hayden, John Carlin and Kathleen Sebelius. Graves and Hayden are Republican. Carlin and Sebelius are Democrats.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Kansas’ state budget has struggled to stay out of deficit ever since Brownback passed a package of tax cuts for individuals and businesses in 2012 and 2013 meant to stimulate economic growth, spur entrepreneurship, and help the state’s budget. The tax cuts did not work. In fact, Kansas has fallen short of all those goals, “forcing legislators to slash spending on things like education and help for the poor. The state’s credit rating has been downgraded, and for all the trouble, its job growth has been absolutely anemic,” Slate reported.[/FONT]
[FONT=&quot]Brownback has repeatedly pushed back on claims that his tax experiment failed, instead blaming the state’s financial issues on the lack of growth in agriculture, energy production, and aircraft manufacturing.


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Well this is something you dont see everyday. All four living elected governors, both two Democrats and two Republicans coming together to fight against the far-right wing conservatives who have stood by Brownback to implement their "economic experiment" that is clearly failing. I wish them the best of luck and hopefully they can turn KS around to a more moderate governed state like it has been in the past. [/FONT]
 

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Read more @: Republican And Democratic Predecessors Unite Against Sam Brownback’s Policies

Well this is something you dont see everyday. All four living elected governors, both two Democrats and two Republicans coming together to fight against the far-right wing conservatives who have stood by Brownback to implement their "economic experiment" that is clearly failing. I wish them the best of luck and hopefully they can turn KS around to a more moderate governed state like it has been in the past. [/FONT][/COLOR]

I did just read a survey of nationwide "experts" that said Brownback was the #1 worst governer in the USA. My states ever-so-loveable Scott Walker was 7th worst, so I can somewhat sympathize with the good people of Kansas
 

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I did just read a survey of nationwide "experts" that said Brownback was the #1 worst governer in the USA. My states ever-so-loveable Scott Walker was 7th worst, so I can somewhat sympathize with the good people of Kansas

Its really quite sad. Rick Snyder the governor of Michigan who is going through the flint lead water crisis is more popular than Brownback. :lamo
 

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Without attempting to sound like one of my most despised politicos (Sen Ted Cruz), I think it's fair to refer to the current Republican Party as:

"a scourge upon humanity"

I'm referring to the Party establishment & politicos here - though I reserve the right to include a few select GOP voters and a forum poster or two into the above subset! :mrgreen:
 

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I did just read a survey of nationwide "experts" that said Brownback was the #1 worst governer in the USA. My states ever-so-loveable Scott Walker was 7th worst, so I can somewhat sympathize with the good people of Kansas

Those experts sound Democratic, if not progressive.
 

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Read more @: Republican And Democratic Predecessors Unite Against Sam Brownback’s Policies

Well this is something you dont see everyday. All four living elected governors, both two Democrats and two Republicans coming together to fight against the far-right wing conservatives who have stood by Brownback to implement their "economic experiment" that is clearly failing. I wish them the best of luck and hopefully they can turn KS around to a more moderate governed state like it has been in the past. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Brownback was re-elected so that means this is why the people of Kansas want and deserve. These ex-governors need to get out of the way. This is the will of the people of Kansas. As long as there's no federal bailout then I couldn't care less.
 

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Brownback was re-elected so that means this is why the people of Kansas want and deserve. These ex-governors need to get out of the way. This is the will of the people of Kansas. As long as there's no federal bailout then I couldn't care less.

George W. Bush and Scott Walker each got second terms. It didn't take long after they gave them those second terms that the people started to realize what a horrible mistake they'd made. This is true of Kansas as well.
 

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Brownback was re-elected so that means this is why the people of Kansas want and deserve. These ex-governors need to get out of the way. This is the will of the people of Kansas. As long as there's no federal bailout then I couldn't care less.

And this effort is organized effort that is completely legal and is targeting state legislators that have and do stand by Brownback to help him pass his **** agenda.
 

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Those experts sound Democratic, if not progressive.

Nah....

"He had an approval rating of 26 percent in the survey released Thursday by Morning Consult of 66,000 voters in all 50 states performed from January to May. Nearly two-thirds of Kansans participating in the poll — 65 percent — disapproved of Brownback’s job performance." http://cjonline.com/news/2016-05-12/new-survey-lists-sam-brownback-nations-least-popular-governor

"In fact, of all the public institutions and elected officials asked about in the poll, the one with the highest approval rating was one that Brownback and lawmakers spend a great deal of time attacking: the Kansas Supreme Court.

That may not be saying much, given that only 45 percent of those surveyed said they were satisfied with the Supreme Court. But at least it was higher than the 25 percent approval rating for the Legislature, or Brownback's 21 percent rating.

By comparison, in the solidly Republican state of Kansas, 34 percent said they were either somewhat or very satisfied with President Obama." Poll: Brownback and Legislature less popular than Obama; Kansas Supreme Court rated highest | Statehouse Live / LJWorld.com
 

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Those experts sound Democratic, if not progressive.

I did put experts in quotations, my way of saying that I l'm not willing to put myself out there and claim any sort of accuracy or lack of bias on thier part.
 

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https://morningconsult.com/state-governor-rankings/

Nope, it's actually the people of the state that hate him.

Thats a different site than I found. The one I found was a poll of "experts" where this one is a voter opinion poll. Seems that the 2 governers whose positions on that list I mentioned share the same rankings in both lists...maybe those experts were on to something
 

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I did just read a survey of nationwide "experts" that said Brownback was the #1 worst governer in the USA. My states ever-so-loveable Scott Walker was 7th worst, so I can somewhat sympathize with the good people of Kansas

That says more about the "experts" than it does Gov. Brownback or Gov. Walker. I wonder if they moonlight as climate hysterics experts? I will accept that neither Brownback nor Walker are socialists.
 

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That says more about the "experts" than it does Gov. Brownback or Gov. Walker. I wonder if they moonlight as climate hysterics experts? I will accept that neither Brownback nor Walker are socialists.

The thing about taking that approach is someone has to be at the top of the list of worst governers. Would them deciding that a democrat governer is at the top of the list of worst governers make it so thier opinion could be dismissed as a conservative bias? I live in Wisconsin, and I can tell you that it is not a partisan decision to claim that Walker is one of the 10 worst governers in the country. If he had an identical track record and was a democrat, I'd say the same thing. Plus if you read the article anothet user posted, even though a republican came in as the worst governer, I think 8 of the top 10 BEST on that same list were also republicans. Hardly seems like something a source crippled by its own partisanship would conclude, does it?
 
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