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Sunday, January 08, 2012

Kansas: we have seen the future and it sucks

From Wichita Peace and Freedom Party Examiner;

What will a Tea Party nation look like in the coming years? According to Annie Gowen, of the Washington Post all we need to do is look right here in Kansas to get our answer.
A lot of what she printed is familiar to those of us who keep up with our “gut, cut and kill” governor’s financial policies. She pointed out the Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and his cronies in the Kansas House and Senate have cost 2,050 public employees their jobs. We know that many of them are teachers caused by deep cuts into the education budget.
She notes our government gave back $31.5 million federal grant for a new health-insurance exchange because he opposes President Obama’s health-care law. He expects Obama care to get cancelled and he is so confident he gave back money that could have been used to spend on the Kansas people.
Many schools in Kansas have dropped driver’s education, and all foreign languages except Spanish.
Many schools are considering dropping sports, arts and music. And there may be more cuts coming.
All kinds of safety nets and social programs to the poor have been cut including subsidies to burry those who die in poverty. That cost is left to the funeral providers.
Brownback has created a ‘Office of the Repealer” to cut back on regulations for corporations. He also did away with all public art aid from the state.
So we will live in a state that has no public art, few experienced teachers and the schools mostly want teachers for math, science, and reading skills. They need to know nothing about the world around them, nor speak a foreign language because we all know everyone else in the world will learn it and speak it.
This may be a bright future for those who want our children to be educates as autotrons, rather than students who know what is going on in the world around them . For those of us who want real jobs, safety-nets for poor, old or sick people, this is not a place you really want to live.

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