“They passed a law in Washington saying a lobbyist can’t legally go to dinner with a congressman. Legally, a dinner counts as a sit down meal with cutlery. When I had a restaurant we would put in bar stools for meetings, so the meals counted as standing up. We need laws that close those loopholes.”
– Jack Abrmoff
I was appalled by an email I received today from Child Care Aware…Not only by the fact that the leg wants to repeal tax credits that would take away from Kansas Families, but by the plain simple fact that our Governor allegedly placed a filter on his email to send out an auto reply and sending folks to his website rather than sending emails directly to his inbox… I’m sure that he is getting an overwhelming amount of communications regarding this issue. But to be so BLATANTLY RUDE…
That’s the message he consistently sends out to the people via his actions.
(I will put the email in the bottom of this post so you can take action…)
You will remember that there is/was an investigation over rather he invited only selected individuals for alleged political dinners at the home WE PAY FOR… The one him and his family reside in because WE ELECTED HIM… The one he has not to pay a mortgage or taxes on, nor pay for the upkeep and beautification of…
Also you will remember that there was some 100 or so petitions for pardons this last year to which he handed out NONE!
NOT ONE PERSON??? Was worthy of a pardon out of all of those? But he can spend the time to repeal a bunch of old laws that were just sitting around.. Hmm ok a great way to spend ones time when the states budget and economy are going to hell in a handbasket.. Here is a Pro Family Plan.. New Yorks own Working Families Party
Brownbacks style of politics has all but devastated Kansas families, yet he lives free of charge on our tab. We the average public struggles and he pays off another home while he and his family live freely in the Gov Mansion.Where one room is as big as my whole house I rent…
I will admit that the above two examples are slight and perhaps do not hold much merit. But the fact is they exist along side many other examples that can be given if I chose to spend time doing even a small bit of research to add them here along with links etc. But its late, im tired and in alot of pain and have much end of school activities going on with my son..These are just off the top of my head… Do your own research on this guy… His leadership has failed Kansas and it is clear when looking to the overall condition of the state since he took office. While you do the research on that, Ill try and figure a way to buy my son a copy of the year book and pay for the 2nd round of school pics and the class pic ( since I may have to move, and if so he will have to transfer schools and lose recently made friends)… Oh wait my gas is about to get shut off… Well in spite of this news; I will get up tomorrow and have breakfast with my small fry, and try to find ways to get him into some kind of summer activity so he doesn’t just sit at home bored and listening to me worry about money…But lord knows Mr Brownback and groupies wont come off the 1500 I need to keep my son in some kind of program for the summer… God forbid I email him about my needs and concerns, Id get an auto reply that skims over my concerns…
Here is a copy of the email I received… Please read and follow the directions in oreder to respond, also call him, call your reps, call any and all you can… Make noise Stand up and be heard… WE NEED TO TAKE BACK KANSAS…Brownback and his groupies have gone as far as we should allow… any further and we will only see a greater divide between the rich and the poor… Brownbacks nickname should be byebyeMiddleclass Brownback…If anyone has info on anything related to this please add it to this page as a comment… Its vital we work together to become educated and active!!
Dear Victoria”””””Earlier today, I sent an email alerting people to the tax plan approved by the Kansas House yesterday, which would repeal tax credits important to Kansas families. Specifically, the adoption, food sales tax, child and dependent care and child day care credits would be repealed.
The Governor has put a filter on his public email, which means people received an “automatic response” redirecting them to his web site, rather than sending an email directly to the Governor’s office. Even if you have already sent a message to the Governor, please follow these instructions to make sure that he actually receives it through his web form (otherwise, we are concerned that our emails may not reach him; they could stop at the point where automatic responses are received).
Directions to Make Our Voices Heard Through Governor Brownback’s Web Form:
1) Click on this link, which brings you to a page called, “Legislation and Policy Issues” or, cut and paste this URL into your browser: http://governor.ks.gov/serving-kansans/constituent-services/legislation-and-policy-issues
2) Fill in the fields with your name and address and then you will see a drop down box for category. Choose: KS Budget (there is no category for children or for families).
3) Next you will see: a box titled, “issue/concern”
4) Cut & Paste the following text into the comment box:
I am writing to urge that you veto House bill 2117, which repeals tax credits important to Kansas families with children.
The economy is weak at best. Families with children need all the help they can get. Tax credits provide modest relief and yet play a key role in helping families get by in a struggling economy.
I share your goal to bring the budget into balance, but there are other ways to do it than repealing tax credits critical to working families.
Please veto House bill 2117 and tell state legislators to find a more balanced approach to state budgeting. Families with children are counting on you.
5) Then, press submit.
I know it is a little extra work. But, I think it is worth it. The Governor has set up a filter to receive comments to his office and we want to make doubly sure that our message is heard. Thank you for your efforts. Together, we can make a difference.
That was the email I read… So repealing tax credits for childcare… Sounds just freaking great… That way more and more people will have to turn to SRS the state in order to get childcare assistance…Or if you happen to have the luxury of being a part of a couple, then maybe one of you can just quit your job to stay home with the kids… But we wont even begin to list the litany of financial and social issues that will cause… Not to mention if your a single parent who has to cover everything on one income, including time management just to be able to see that little face you struggle to provide care for so that you can work so that you can provide care for so that you can work so that …………………………………………
Truthfully I do not care rather your a Brownback groupie or not, I don’t care if you have kids or not, I don’t care if this affects you directly or not….( not that i don’t actually care, but i mean i do not care on what side you stand) THIS IS NOT A GOOD IDEA… Please take a stand on this issue… We are an interdependent organism.. Its vital to all that we all flourish at least on some basic level… The more poverty we have, the more it affects the vitality of the whole… Its important that our kids have quality care… In fact, it could be reasoned that when families cant afford quality childcare in a childcare setting, that many will resort to leaving their children with less than quality family members or neighbors out of sheer necessity to work in order to feed them…Subsequently exposing those children to the very crimes the ADAM WALSH ACT has set out to prevent! Its also no secret that poverty is a breeding ground for a variety of crimes both committed against and by children…
Its time to take back the state… These folks are just making one bad decision after another, and now with as much pressure and stress as they are under to make decisions… We all know how easy it is to make ridiculously bad decisions under duress!! Especially when they are coming up on election… many of these folks are fervently worried they will be looking for a new gig come the end of the year…Well guess what… Its time to OWN THE VOTE!
Arthur Miller wrote, “Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied.”
- Critics: KS tax cuts come with a catch (kshb.com)
- The Star’s editorial | A crack in the wall and a wreck of a bill (kansascity.com)
- Steve Rose | Revealing nuggets lurk inside Kansas political poll results (joco913.com)