Kochs kill Mods for Gov.
Posted in the Coffeyville Forum
#1 Aug 16, 2012
Anybody else worried about how extreme right Kansas is becoming? Kansas Republican moderates are being killed off.
"Republican Gov. Sam Brownback divided the party with his tax plan, which lowered income taxes on top earners and small businesses while eliminating many popular credits and deductions.
Moderate Republicans in the state Senate revolted and blocked the plan. Brownback ended up maneuvering around the Senate by signing a bill that was not meant to be the final version, and which is projected to cause huge deficits.
While the GOP won control of both chambers of the Kansas legislature in 2010, 14 of the 32 state Senate Republicans are on the more moderate end of the spectrum. With the eight Democrats in the chamber, they can block conservative legislation. Moderates in the Senate also blocked Brownback and the House on redistricting, leading the maps to end up in court, and on education funding.
So with the governor’s blessing, two groups backed by the billionaire libertarian Koch brothers — Americans for Prosperity and the local Chamber of Commerce — spent hundreds of thousands of dollars backing conservative challengers to the upper chamber’s moderates.(Koch Industries has backed Brownback’s career for over a decade.)"
#2 Aug 18, 2012
This is small time. Mitt Romney picked Paul Ryan as his VP at the behest of David Koch, who promised in return to donate another $100 million to the Romney/Ryan cause.
#3 Aug 20, 2012
The truth is that we the real patriots of this country must stand up against the koch brothers and The rove machine buying the election for the 1%. We the patriots have been pushed to our limits by the destrution of the middle class and the daily spewing of hatred from the teahaters.I fear it will take bloodshed to hold on to our democracy.
#4 Aug 21, 2012
They don't call Kansas "Brownbackistan" for nothing. I read in Rolling Stone mag, Brownback is part of a C-Street Jesus cult. He wants to turn Kansas essentially into a prescientific, medieval Catholic paradise where everybody is forced to kiss a dead-Jew-on-a-stick's feet.
#5 Aug 22, 2012
Talk about prescientific! Most GOPers don't even know how a woman's reproductive system works. They think a woman's body can reject a rapist's sperm! These people are scary because they are so clueless. And that Akin idiot even sits on the House Committee on Science! WTF??????????
#6 Oct 10, 2012
Cabals like the US Chamber of Commerce and PNAC, have goals that are diametrically apposed to the welfare of the common citizen in this country. I don't think it's much of a stretch to say they are "security threats" to our well being. They are dumbing down the populace by deforming education while CEO's cry for visas to fill the education gap (enjoying education on someone else's dime again). Proponents of shifting costs for pollution to the public and future generations while the the environment goes critical. And supporting groups that reduce wages, rights, and increase our security state.
I feel besieged. If occasionally they are stalled on a prior attempt, they are still around to push again -- every day they have more money and resources than the day before, and every day they attack on more fronts. This creeping fascism, I believe, is a greater existential threat than what my father faced in WW II, yet we are less prepared and less organized against such a threat -- we humans don't seem to have socially or mentally evolved to "deal" with non-confrontational threats.
I keep wondering at what point people will realize we should be acting in self defense. Before the court systems, government, or some agency that we paid to DEFEND the country acts -- we'd first have to clean up the corruption to take control of them to be anything but a tool to be used against us.
When the kids we are raising all ignorant, unemployed, and desperate; those Patriot Act laws and the drones will start seeing the use they were intended for.
No, I'm not speaking hyperbole. What do you think is happening in Spain? What happens to people with no hope, no future, no control but violence? This destruction is happening all so a couple thousand people can be more wealthy -- so they can have their "fair share" -- which is everything.
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