In the first time in Kansas history, four former Governors (2 Democrat, 2 Republican) have taken a unified stance against a sitting governor. That’s how bad things are going in this state.
As Yael Abouhalkah wrote in the Kansas City Star, the governors wrote a fund-raising letter for their new group, called Save Kansas and it “is a call for Kansans to throw out some of the ultra-conservative Republican Lawmakers who have supported Brownback’s reckless tax cuts.”
One of the biggest supporters of the Brownback agenda comes from right here in District 16 – Amanda Grosserode.
Amanda Grosserode can take partial credit for the “sun shining in Kansas” due to Governor Sam Brownback’s failed policies. Unfortunately, the sun is shining only for those, like Grosserode and Brownback, whose heads are stuck above the clouds that lie heavily across the Kansas economic landscape.
The Kansas City Star editorial board laid out many of the facts in a recent editorial. Read the Star’s “fantasy world” editorial, which puts the Grosserode/Brownback policies in real world terms, and it reveals the deceptions that the current lawmakers keep telling. Check out the fact-checking about the rosy GOP claims.
Remember that big shot of adrenaline to the Kansas economy that Amanda Grosserode voted for when she backed the governor’s plans to cut income taxes from hundreds of thousands of taxpayers? Yea, well not only did it not happen, but Kansas is losing jobs. Not that anybody in the Capitol will come out and say it.
As Yael Abouhalkah reported in the Kansas City Star, the governor recently bragged about the state’s low unemployment rate but failed to mention the little detail about how there were now fewer jobs in the state than a year earlier. If you read Yael’s blog post, you can see the governor’s tweet about unemployment and the unhappy responses from constituents. People are catching on.
We must stop the deception. Contribute to my campaign now to remove Brownbacker Grosserode. It’s not going to be easy, but with your help we can do it.
Sad to say, but Kansas now ranks 49th among states in construction job growth, if you can call it growth when Kansas lost 5.6% of construction jobs from May 2015 to May 2016. For details, you can read the Topeka Capitol-Journal’s report by Tim Carpenter. And, yes, all the neighboring states experienced job growth.
Why? One big reason is the shell game that Governor Brownback and the State Legislature (including my opponent Amanda Grosserode) have been playing. They’ve shifted money from the Department of Transportation to pay for general state operations. Millions taken from the highway fund means less money for roads and road construction jobs.
We’re stuck with the governor two more years, but we can elect a new Legislature in November. You can help make it happen. Tell your friends, vote and in the meantime, please send a contribution to my campaign to help me get the message out!