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rbrown November 2nd, 2014 2:06pm

Over 10,000 people have left Kansas since Governor Brownback was elected. Would you want to move from a state if a radical conservative or liberal negatively impacted your state's quality of life?

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political Georgia
11/02/14 1:21 pm

Per-capita disposable income has increased by 10% under Brownback.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 7:54 pm

What is your source? He has cut government jobs; cut education, which has cost many jobs; Boing, our largest employer has left; and the new jobs he has assured us will flock to KS due to tax cuts, have not materialized.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 8:02 pm

Just Googled your quote. It appears to come from Brownback's campaign site. The guy is a compulsive liar and is destroying my state because he only works for the Koch Bros, not the people of Kansas.

political Georgia
11/02/14 8:42 pm

Are the Koch brothers really that evil?

political Georgia
11/02/14 9:17 pm

He has cut governmental jobs? If he was my governor, I would be proud of him.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 9:54 pm

Is a governor's job to serve the people of their state, or to sell themselves to the highest bidder? And yes, evil is the perfect descriptor for the Kochs.

political Georgia
11/02/14 9:57 pm

Serve the people. How did he sell the people to the highest bidder? What does the Koch brothers have to do with anything?

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 10:00 pm

And, Political, it was dishonest of you to quote a politician's own site as a source of "information". His site also told how much he's funded education, when he actually made the largest cut to it in state history.

political Georgia
11/02/14 10:02 pm

I will say cutting education is not inherently bad. Of course, I do know the specific cuts. If the 10% number was inaccurate, please provide a source that claims otherwise.

rbrown Kansas
11/03/14 6:36 am

He is implementing Koch policies that they've been pushing for decades. These are policies that simply benefit them in their billionaire buddies. They want to eliminate taxes privatize education and aluminate all public services.

rbrown Kansas
11/03/14 6:38 am

I am a teacher, so I know first hand that these cuts actually are inherently bad. Public education has suffered immensely in the past several years due to these draconian cuts. Goal is to destroy educational quality, then privatize.

political Georgia
11/03/14 6:48 am

Yay for privatization!!! School choice! I have heard that he is for cutting taxes, not eliminating taxes. I don't see how that is linked to the Koch brothers. Sounds like every liberal wants to talk about the Koch Brothers.

rbrown Kansas
11/03/14 7:39 am

That's because they are personally undermining our democracy by donating nearly unlimited funds and spreading lies and half-truths. They are a master manipulators and look out only for their own interests.

political Georgia
11/03/14 8:59 am

They? They being all politicians?

rbrown Kansas
11/03/14 9:27 am

I was responding to your question about the Koch brothers.

political Georgia
11/03/14 9:28 am it's unconstitutional for them to donate money?

rbrown Kansas
11/03/14 9:32 am

If you're really this innocent about the Koch brothers aims for America, I'd suggest doing some research. And I would focus on impartial sites.

rbrown Kansas
11/03/14 9:33 am

I didn't say it was unconstitutional. You know fully well what the Supreme Court has ruled. If you're just going to "conservative talking points, I'm finished with this conversation.

pateach2 love my son
11/02/14 11:54 am

I at first said yes but Tom Corbett blows and I'm still here.

grizzy Kansas
11/02/14 10:22 am

Brownback is awful, but I still live in Kansas :)

TreeHugs Oregon
11/02/14 8:05 am

If I had kids in a state where education funding had been slashed dramatically then yes, we are definitely moving.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 7:59 am

This is something my wife & I have been thinking about for a while. We'd just like to experience life in a state where we could assume we share values with many of our neighbors and the quality of life those values would foster.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 8:00 am

KS has been feeling really oppressive lately.

alek12 Orlando
11/02/14 9:09 am

Where would you want to move?

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 10:16 am

We've looked at Washington, Oregon and Vermont. No decisions so far. There's also nearby Lawrence, KS, a blue island in a sea of red.

bs75758 Michigan
11/02/14 11:16 am

We visited Vermont this August and it was beautiful. It's one of the states we would consider moving to.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 2:01 pm

Yes, it's supposed to get very cold though. But, since you live in Michigan, I guess that's not an issue for you.

rbrown Kansas
11/02/14 7:46 am

I don't have the numbers, but this is a huge increase from the previous rate.

vin woof
11/02/14 7:37 am

Are you sure it's the governor? Kansas wouldn't be in my top ten places to live. I'm from the mid west and many of my old friends from there leave to states with better weather and scenery.

11/02/14 7:33 am

Yes. That is why the federal government has limited powers ( not supposed to do the duties of the state). If you don't like how your state does things, people will move to the states that do. Free market baby

11/02/14 7:32 am

No. I'd be moving constantly.