Tag Archives: Kansas




Kansas Bans Spending Welfare Benefits on Cruises


New limit on the amount of benefits per day for Kansas welfare recipients under a new law sent this week to Republican Gov. Sam Brownback’s desk by the state legislature, the Huffington Post reports. “The bill also prohibits welfare recipients from spending their benefits at certain types of businesses, including liquor stores, fortune tellers, swimming pools and cruise ships.”


GOP Gov’s Tax Cuts Lead to $1 Billion Shortfall for Kansas

$1 billion

Kansas’ shortfall in revenue in 2015 and 2016 following massive income tax cuts signed into law by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback (R), the Kansas City Star reports. “The new figure raises the prospect of deep cuts in the state budget following controversial income tax cuts that Brownback vigorously defended during his re-election campaign against Democrat Paul Davis. Critics worry that schools, roads and social services will be among the areas cut in coming months.”


Longtime ‘Colleague and friend’ Refuses to Cut Commercial for Pat Roberts

There’s just disappointment around the state. They feel they don’t know him now.

— Former Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker (R-KS), explaining to the Kansas City Star why, as his “colleague and friend of more than 30 years,” she refused to tape a TV commercial for Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS).


GOP Strategist Says Pat Roberts Is Just ‘Furniture’ in the Senate

He’s basically furniture in the Senate, and the people in Kansas know that. You could give the average Kansan 24 hours to come up with something Pat Roberts has done in the Senate, and after 24 hours, even the crickets would be standing there befuddled.

— GOP strategist John Weaver, quoted by the Washington Post.

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GOP Senator’s Desperate Reboot Turns Out to Be Based on Votes He Took During Bush Administration

Raw Story:

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow pointed out on Tuesday that Sen. Pat Roberts’ (R-KS) campaign “reboot” is built on an apparent misrepresentation of his stance on a federal building that was supposed to be built in his state.

Roberts’ campaign debuted an ad on Tuesday portraying the longtime incumbent as a staunch opponent of President Barack Obama’s “failed policies.” Roberts, the ad claimed, led the push for the establishment of the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility on the campus of Kansas State University.

But Maddow noted that the two headlines touting Roberts’ efforts dated back to 2007 and 2008.

“That was even before Barack Obama was elected president,” she said. “That was before this term for Kansas Senator Pat Roberts in the Senate.”

In fact, Roberts voted against a bill this past January that would have provided $404 million in funding for the project, which has now stalled.

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Tea Party Rep Caught Lying about Obamacare

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At about minute 2:00, see Kansas tea bagger Tim Huelscamp being forced to admit he posted a lie about Obamacare on his website.