I can’t wait to attend the Brownback/Christie #KS Fundraiser! Here’s why….

I’m not sure what you are up to today, but I’m waiting by the mailbox for my invitation to….drum roll please…..

The Chris Christie fundraiser for Sam Brownback!

That’s right all my Kansas friends.  I don’t know you what you are doing on August 20th, but I’ll be putting on my pantyhose, fastening my pearls and heading out to swanky Mission Hills, KS to hobnob with Chris Christie and Sam Brownback as we all throw back a few Manhattans and sing “My Way” on the grand piano.  It’s all in the name of fundraising for Brownback’s campaign for Governor.

I mean of all the people to campaign for Brownback, Chris Christie is peerrrfffeecctt.

I’m sitting here thinking about what an amazing evening it’s going to be.  Just think…..

First up we all gather round and play “who is the bigger bully – Chris Christie or Sam Brownback?”  Chris Christie may win this one, but let’s not count Brownback out.  I mean there was the  famous Twittergate scandal of 2011 -

If you don’t remember, it involved a high school girl at a Brownback event who tweeted:

“Just made mean comments at gov. brownback and told him he sucked, in person #heblowsalot.”

http://www.cnn.com/2011/11/28/opinion/obeidallah-brownback-tweet-apology/

Brownback’s social media manager contacted the director of the Youth in Government organizer and alerted him of the tweet.  That led to an official written apology from the girl.

First – well done on the hashtag my young friend.  Second, Christie may just yell at you  to your face, but I don’t think he’s taken so far as to demand an apology letter.  Score one for Brownback on this round.

After we finish, “who is the bigger bully” we can enjoy a few more cocktails and move on to “who has the biggest scandal?”

This one will be tough for Brownback with the whole Bridgegate scandal, but don’t count Brownback out in this one.  He does has a FBI investigation:

“The Federal Bureau of Investigation is exploring whether confidantes of Gov. Sam Brownback operated influence-peddling operations in Kansas pivoting on personal access to the Republican governor and top administration officials.  The Topeka Capital-Journal learned the months-long inquiry involves Parallel Strategies, a rapidly expanding Topeka consulting and lobbying firm created in 2013 by a trio of veteran Brownback employees who left government service to work in an environment where coziness with former colleagues could pay dividends.
Unfortunately, I think Christie is going to win this round.  Bridgegate was a major mess and did kill his chances to be President.  That one trumps influence-peddling any day.
Moving on….
Finally we will end the evening with the fun game of who can blame Obama for our own mistakes.  Both states have crumbling economies from failed tax policies.  Both guys have come out vocally yelling that it’s not their fault for their states’ economic disasters, but it’s Obama’s fault.  It’s kind of like the 16-year-old who crashes his car after running a red light.  The kid blames the parents for buying him the car in the first place and takes no responsibility for running the red light.  I think that round will be tie.
Oh what fun we will have.  All this for the minimum suggested donation of $25,000.  Wait $25,000 as in thousand dollars?!  That’s more than my car is worth.   Well this is awkward, it turns out that’s my bowling league night.  I’m sad to say I’ll have to pass on the fun and games.  I’m sure I will be missed.

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Top 10 Things More Exciting Than Brownback’s News Today

Yesterday the teaser came over twitter: “Exciting news coming from @brownbackforgov tomorrow! Sign up here to be the first to know.”

What could it be?  I signed up.  I had to be first to know.  I was  giddy with anticipation.  I barely slept a wink last night thinking of all the things this news could be about.

So what in the world could be so exciting?

Was he repealing his tax cuts?

Had he finally seen the light that his “great experiment” didn’t work.

Was he going to finally promise to do right by Kansas public schools and our teachers?

I waited all day…..

And then the news finally broke mid-afternoon.

“Former Third District Congresswoman Jan Meyers endorses Republican Sam Brownback for Governor!”

http://brownback.com/former-third-district-congresswoman-jan-meyers-endorses-republican-sam-brownback-governor/

“I wanted to set the record straight on the recent announcements that some Republicans including me are not supporting Governor Brownback’s re-election,” Meyers said. “For my part, nothing could be further from the truth. I do support Sam Brownback for another term as Governor.”

(Insert slow clap)

Let me get this straight – a Congresswoman who last served 17 years ago came out in favor of Brownback and this is “exciting news”.  Now calm down Brownback supporters.  I get that it was originally reported that she supported Paul Davis.  I get that she is a moderate and Brownback is far from it.  Paul Davis recently came out saying that he had 100 Republicans supporting him.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/some-in-kansas-gop-break-with-gov-brownback-endorse-democratic-opponent-1405441534

Let’s do the math on this one shall we.  Even if Paul Davis goofed on Jan Meyers, that’s still 99 REPUBLICANS supporting a Democratic candidate.

The “exciting news” today is that one REPUBLICAN is supporting Brownback.

News flash – Brownback is a Republican.

Excuse me if I don’t jump up and down over this one.

In fact, here is my top 10 list of more exciting things that happened to me today other than hearing Brownback’s news.

10.  My lazy cat rolled over.9.  I found a penny in the parking lot.8.  My vending machine bag of potato chips was more than half full.7.  I successfully changed my ringtone to Baby Got Back.6.  I’m having a great hair day.5.  I didn’t come to a complete stop on the highway this morning in rush hour traffic.4.  I finished level 56 of Candy Crush.3.  I’m caught up on all episodes of this season of the Real Housewives of New Jersey2.  A bottle of Coke had my name on it.1.  I wrote this blog

Governor Brownback – if this is as exciting as your campaign gets – you’ve got a lot of work to do.

Only Bowe knows

Bowe knows a lot of things.

Bowe knows why he walked away from the army in 2009.

Bowe knows what’s been going on for the past five years as a prisoner or a guest of the Taliban.

Here’s what we know.

We really don’t know Bowe.

We are all frantically trying to put the pieces of this brokered deal together for the exchange of Bowe Bergdahl.   We are all playing armchair military strategist right now and foreign affairs expert.  We are taking our years of expertise playing games like Risk and Battleship to good use to determine if what President Obama did was right or wrong.

You all know I am a big Obama supporter, but even when I watched the press conference with Obama and Bowe’s parents, I started praying, “Please God tell me they vetted this situation appropriately.  Don’t let this be another Benghazi.  Please tell me that the Father’s beard is just really fashionable and I’m just not up on the latest in facial hair. Something just doesn’t seem right about this whole thing. Please tell me this isn’t going to be a disaster that I feel it’s going to be.”

Then the tweet came out from Bowe’s father:  “I am still working to free all Guantanamo prisoners,” the tweet said, according to various screen grabs. The tweet was subsequently deleted. “God will repay for the death of every Afghan child, ameen.” http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2014/06/02/the-curious-case-of-bob-bergdahls-apparent-tweet-to-the-taliban/

Oh hell.  Something as simple as a past tweet and it is all starting to unravel.

Let’s clear something up before all of you anti-Obama peeps start firing up your “I told you so” responses.  See I’m good with him trading prisoners at Gitmo for our prisoners of war.  If memory serves, America elected Obama on a platform of CLOSING Gitmo.  It was a long, long time ago, but that was one of his promises.  I remember it clearly  In fact, it is one of things that I am most disappointed by from the Obama presidency.  See I”m comfortable enough in my own party to talk openly about disappointments in my own party.  You should try it sometime. It’s very liberating.

So we traded prisoners?  Both Republican and Democrats have done it in the past.  Israel does it all the time.  If we can trade Gitmo prisoners for our prisoners of war, I’m totally fine with that.

What is a big deal is what were the circumstances of Bowe’s leaving his troop that night.  Tired of the army?  Sick of the mission?  No good reasons to walk away.  Show me a soldier who isn’t at some point.  Was he taken by the Taliban?  Was he held against his will?  Was he really a prisoner or just hanging out for the past five years?

The government has to know more than what they are telling us. They had to know we would find the stuff we found on the internet.  It wasn’t that hard.  It was all out there, easy for the taking.  They had to know there would be that type of backlash.  There must have been reasonable justification to endure this kind of bad press.  Please tell me this kid was really a prisoner and we really stand by our mantra about not leaving behind an American soldier?

If it isn’t true and this kid walked away to join up with terrorists and the Republicans can ever get their act together and find a reasonable candidate, they will have a disastrous foreign policy record to tee off on.  Please tell me that Obama’s team isn’t this stupid.  They just can’t be.  Please tell me there will be some more compelling facts that will be coming out that will have America sighing with relief that it was all done for a good cause.  Please Obama don’t leave me hanging.  I should say don’t leave Hillary hanging.

From where I sit, only Bowe knows and he has some explaining to do.

(extra points to those of you who know the KC reference to “Bo Knows”)

 

 

#MOleg Sen. Kraus needs to step down and here is why – to much sanity.

Senator Kraus,

I am writing to ask you to officially step down.  That’s right, you need to step down effective immediately.  What did you do to require you to step down? It’s very simple.  You are to sane and rational for Missouri politics and we simply can’t have that.

 

I understand that you took the time to ask the opinion of the Attorney General on constitutionality of a pending gun nullification law that Missouri has proposed.  The new law would nullify any past, present and future gun control legislation from the federal government.

 

This is my favorite part:

“Under the measure, federal employees who enforce or aid in a potential enforcement of certain gun-control laws would be disqualified from any state and local law enforcement jobs in the future. Missourians could also sue if they think a law enforcement officer was employed after being involved in the implementation of a federal gun law. If the lawsuit is successful, the agent would be fired and the state or municipality would be required to pay the resident’s court costs.”

 

Before voting on this “Second Amendment Preservation Act”, you took the time to inquire to see if this new law is constitutional.  Now that is just crazy talk.  When has constitutionality EVER factored into a decisions passed by the Missouri Legislature?  Missouri is known for passing bills that they know won’t stand up in court costing Missouri taxpayers millions.  Now you have stopped to ask these very logical questions BEFORE voting on the bill.  That sir will not be tolerated.

 

“Nullification is a rarely used concept. I think an official opinion would be helpful to those of us in the General Assembly who will be voting on these bills,” Kraus, from Lee’s Summit, said in written statement.

 

I mean our second amendment is at risk of being abolished which is why Missouri NEEDS a Second Amendment Preservation Act.  For example, the federal government has taken giant strides to outlaw the 2nd amendment like…like…oh heck this is embarrassing.  I can’t think of any proposed federal law that “abolishes” the 2nd amendment.  The government has proposed improving background checks and regulating certain gun sales. That’s about it.  Pesky facts.  That stuff doesn’t matter.  What does matter is that Missouri is taking strides to protect itself against a possible threat that doesn’t exist.   This is just the kind of politics that Missouri needs to continue practicing.  It’s why we elected our officials in the first place.

 

Now you come along and threaten this deceptive dance by asking questions about legality before voting on the measure.  Just do like all of your fellow Missouri politicians do and just vote on the dang thing.  It doesn’t mater if it’s constitutional or not, what matters is how it will look on your next campaign commercial.

 

I can already hear the deep voice booming out of my television, “Obama wanted to take your guns and I voted against it.”

 

It doesn’t matter that Obama never threatened to take guns away, what matters if people believe it.

 

Proving my point,

“What we hope it accomplishes is for there to be a healthy degree of pause before anybody takes an action that could be unconstitutional,” said Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, and the Senate bill sponsor.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/04/19/4969855/missouri-republicans-outline-new.html

There is nothing better than a healthy amount of pause legislation.

 

Anyway, Missouri taxpayers have oodles of extra money they could be spending in lengthy and unnecessary court proceedings.  Just today I was working hard at my job and thinking, “I hope the money they take out of my paycheck can go towards unnecessary and lengthy court proceedings over a bill that never had a leg to stand on in the first place. Forget improving schools or roads with my tax dollars.  I love working hard to support lawsuits.”  I’m sure I can’t be alone in my thinking.

 

I think the message is clear.  We can’t have sanity in Missouri politics.  Please stop asking questions that muddle this very clear voting process for your fellow politicians.  Now lets move on and continue with the regular way of passing bills that is rooted in crazy logic.

 

Yours in dysfunctional Missouri politics,

Aimee

 

 

 

 

 

#KSleg are the bullies on the playground of Kansas Education

This past weekend, Topeka turned into what can only be described as something equivalent to something you would see on reality television as the House and Senate debated Education Funding.  The Real Representatives of Topeka was only one table flip away from being picked up by Andy Cohen as a new fall hit.

It finally passed, but only after a very, very late night session on Saturday and again running late into the evening on Sunday.

The big take away….Kansas doesn’t tolerate bullies unless they are from our own legislature.  Then it is A-Ok!

The situation is pretty simple.  The Kansas Supreme Court ruled that Kansas was underfunding our schools.  The KS Supreme Court gave the legislature until July 1st to comply with funding our schools at the appropriate levels.

One would think that would be a pretty simply solution. Underfunding equals more funding.  So what’s all the drama about?

Well, our more extreme Kansas Republicans decided that they weren’t going to fund schools at the full level without a series of demands.  Wait what?  But I thought the KS Supreme Court said to fund Kansas schools?  They did, but the Kansas GOP decided there were some things that they wanted changed.  Sounds like of like a kidnapper listing out a series of demands before letting the victim go.  In this case, the victims are our children.

The Kansas GOP decided to do away with stuff that they didn’t like in the current system – more vouchers and tax breaks for private schools and getting rid of due process for teachers that has been in existence since 1957.

Warning – if I see even one campaign ad from these clowns that says they are pro-education and pro-children this fall I’m going to throw my flat screen out the window.

We can continue asking what’s the matter with Kansas, but it is painfully obvious.  The problem with Kansas is bullies.  Whether it’s this type of hostage taking education funding or the other measures I have been writing about this season, the Kansas GOP believes that they reign supreme.  One day they are nullifying federal and local gun ordinances, the next day they are opting out of the Affordable Healthcare Act in favor of a hypothetical healthcare compact that doesn’t even exist.  Now they are gutting some basic rights our teachers have negotiated into their contracts or they won’t fund Kansas kids.

What can we do now?  Continue to focus all of our efforts to get extremism out of Kansas.  Vote next fall for moderate Kansans both Democrat and Republican.  There are sane and rational people living in Kansas.  Lets not continue to let this extremism reign supreme.

Today I wear red to support Kansas teachers.  I have a child in Kansas public schools and I can say that the dedication that teachers show on a daily basis is amazing.  Kansas schools continue to be an excellent resource for educating future Kansas leaders regardless of what the Kansas House and Senate have attempted to do.  I applaud all Kansas teachers for their hard work and dedication to our children.

I have a feeling this drama is far from over, however, the House and Senate have adjourned until April 30.  Thank goodness. I need a break….

Good news people who suffer from hypothetical illnesses – KS HB2553 is just for you!

Another day another bill to attempt to defund, make illegal or just outright outlaw Obamacare. This time it comes from my favorite KS Representative Brett Hildebrand. Hildebrand sponsored HB2553 – the healthcare compact bill. Now what the heck is a health care compact? It basically takes the newly formed Federal program of Obamacare and puts healthcare back into the control of the states that are included in a healthcare compact. HB2553 even has a pledge that reads (I’m currently standing with my hand on my heart as I write this-cue the patriotic music.)
“The member states shall take joint and separate action to secure the consent of the United States Congress to this compact in order to return the authority to regulate healthcare to the member states consistent with the goals and principles articulated in this compact. The member states shall improve health care policy within their respective jurisdictions and according to the judgment and discretion of each member states.”
Amen – ok I added the amen part, but this is KS. I’ll assume they left just forgot the amen.

So let’s break this down – KS has voted to remove Obamacare and put the authority of healthcare oversight back to the states. States can opt-in to this health care compact.
Quick question – what if all 50 states opt in? Does it then become a federal program?
I know, stop over thinking this Aimee. The main goal is to get KS away from Obamacare. Here’s the dealio – the health care compact doesn’t exist.
Let that sink in for a sec….KS House voted to opt-out of Obamacare in favor of a healthcare compact that doesn’t even exist. Read here for more info on the bill.

http://www.kansascity.com/2014/03/24/4912715/house-passes-bill-to-separate.html
Since the healthcare compact is hypothetical, we can only assume that the new healthcare compact will only cover hypothetical illnesses.
So attention Kansas citizens! If you are suffering from the following you will be covered in the new Healthcare Kansas Compact:
• A case of the Mondays.
• Kimyeitis – the nauseous feeling you get when you see Kim and Kanye West do absolutely anything these days.
• Whiteaholicism – the illness that causes people to wear white after Labor Day and before Memorial Day.
• Parallel Parking Syndrome – the illness that makes it impossible for most people to parallel park with any accuracy.
• Loud Cell Phone Disease -this debilitating illness that makes it impossible for most to talk at a normal level on their cell phones in any public places.
• Candy Crushitis – the inability to stop playing candy crush until you have successfully crushed every jelly.
• MarchMadnessphobia – the fear that your college basketball bracket is at any minute going to turn to junk.
This is just the tip of the iceberg in what the Health Care Compact is going to cover.
What is very real about this bill is it asks that the states who are part of the health care compact receive full funding from the federal government.
(I can’t stop laughing). Let me get this straight – you want to opt out of a federal program in favor of a hypothetical program and you want FULL federal government funding to do so? There is some saying about a caking and eating it that comes to mind.
What isn’t funny is there is no provision in the bill exempting Medicare. Call your aging parents – KS just voted to make the very successful federal program of Medicare a state-run program.
(That sound you heard was my mother screaming, “Like hell they are going to mess with my Medicare.”)
Now that the Kansas House has established themselves as the expert in passing bills based on hypothetical things, I can only assume next up will be bills including:
• Building unicorn farms throughout Kansas;
• Creating the only national space alien landing pad;
• Establishing Kansas as the tooth fairy headquarters.
Way to go Kansas. This bill really corners the market on ridiculous!

 

 

#Obamacare I’m quirky & website has quirks so it’s a match made in heaven

If you haven’t heard Obamacare is a DISASTER!  Everyone is running around screaming, “the sky is falling!”  As a result – business are cutting hours, premiums are rising and Paris Hilton has a new song with Lil’ Wayne.  Ok, maybe that last one isn’t a result of the Obamacare disaster, but it is still a disaster.Chicken-Little_Sky-is-Falling

How bad is it really?  I took it upon myself to find out.  Here’s my 411 so you can understand why Obamacare isn’t a disaster for me:

I work for a small company – under 10 employees.  We were recently told that we had the OPTION to look into Obamacare as an alternative to our employee healthcare.  Our employee healthcare IS NOT going away, but we were welcome to shop around.  Shop around?  This is a new concept in medical insurance.  I love to shop so I said yes!

Approximately 4 years ago I had my own business and I was under my husband’s health insurance.  Cue divorce and I lost my husbands benefits.  Because of pre-existing conditions that are none of your damn business, getting health insurance was next to impossible.  I had to give up my business and go to work for health insurance OR use the emergency room as my primary care walk-in clinic.  I chose to go back work to have medical benefits unlike millions of Americans.  This experience has me rallying for Obamacare to be a success, but in this post I am honest in my reporting on how things went when I signed up.

Yesterday I logged on and created my account – approximate time: 3 minutes.  (disclaimer – to be fair I type crazy fast 89 wpm)

Website didn’t implode.

I filled out all of my information.  I encountered one error message and I clicked on the x to make it go away.  It went away and never returned.  I continued to fill out all of my information.  When I entered my social, it brought up relevant information about me to conclude I was who I said I was.

Overall the total time for me to fill out my account info and submit my information:  approximately 15 minutes.

I am waiting for my result.

My theory is that since I’m quirky and the website has quirks – our quirks cancelled each other out and the website worked like a charm.  I was honestly prepared for the worst and found it to be a rather fast and boring experience – which is a good thing.  I could get back to laying candy crush in no time.

Now will I use the insurance once it’s presented to me?  I don’t know yet.  The point is that I have options.

To all of the Republicans claiming that Obamacare is a disaster to business remember a healthy workforce is a better workforce.  Companies weren’t “required” to offer health insurance before and MANY did.  You have to stop and ask yourself why?  I think it’s because : 1.  to keep employees healthy so they can work more and 2. to remain competitive in the hiring pool.

Those businesses who are claiming that they have to cut hours, because they can’t afford it – get more creative in cutting costs elsewhere and offer good employees medical benefits.  Thousands of American businesses have been doing that BEFORE Obamacare and will continue doing so after Obamacare.  Sometimes employees searching for employment will decide on an employer who offers the BEST benefits package.  If businesses want to compete in recruiting and retaining top talent, they will offer great benefits to do so.

Will premiums go up?  For some they will and for others, like me they will probably go down.  The sky hasn’t fallen on me.  In fact, my sky is bright blue and sunny!

Thanks Obamacare.

Signed,

Aimee (pre-existing conditions) Patton

 

My serious appeal to the Tea Party.

Dear Tea Party:

I didn’t think you would actually do it, but you did.

You broke the government.

Today, tourists from some dysfunctional, third-world country will visit Washington, DC and they will marvel in how close it now resembles their own.  “I thought we had problems with abuse of power and government coups, but it’s nothing compared to this mess,” said anonymous tourist from west African nation.

It’s so bad that 80-year-old WWII vets are “storming” the WWII monument today that has been “closed” due to the shutdown.  Makes me want to stand up and sing “God bless America.”

Now I know what has my panties in a wad about the government shut down – things like Head Start running out of money and the WIC program being defunded.  These are government programs that help the under privileged in our society – our impoverished children who may go hungry, because of this partisan bickering.

If you are a Tea Party member and you are reading this, I probably sound like Charlie Brown’s mom right now.  So I will stop my liberal speech about those “entitlement programs” that cause big government and do little things like feed kids.

In an effort to bridge the gap, I am making an effort to point out some of the programs that mean a lot to the Christian conservatives that will suffer because of this shut down.  Maybe by taking the time to point out these valuable programs, we can understand the other side and hopefully start-up negotiations as a way to jump-start the most powerful government in the world.

Here are the top 3 things that mean something to the Tea Party and have been shut down:

1.  Gun permits could be slowed down or even stopped!  In a time when conceal and carry permits are at their all time high, forget WIC programs being de-funded, your gun permits could stop being processed.  Holy AK-47 Batman!  This is serious!  How can you be a good guy with a gun to fight off the bad guys with guns if your government can’t process your gun permits?

2.  The Navy-Air Force Game may be postponed.  “Troy Garnhart, an associate athletics director for Air Force, told The (Annapolis) Capital newspaper there “is a possibility” the game would be affected. Garnhart told the paper that upper-class cadets at Air Force are considered military personnel, which means they could be subject to travel restrictions under the shutdown.”  We are talking about football – the great American sport, not some silly educational program here people.  Get back to the negotiating table.  There is pizza and beer to consume, television to watch and football to be played.

3.  The pandacam is down.  This is serious people.

Enough said.

 

It’s all the rage to rage against Obamacare

Dear people who live in the suburbs, people who frequent Facebook and people who currently have health insurance:

I’ve got a little secret.  Lean in real close…

Guess what?  This is probably going to come as a shock, but the Affordable Care Act doesn’t apply to you.

(Insert HUGE gasp!)

I know.  It’s shocking.  Based on all of the outrage that is coming from the Republicans and the media blitz that has taken place this last week, you would think that it does have everything to do with you, but it doesn’t.  I actually heard claims like..

“Obamacare is causing the downfall of our economy.”

“Our nation will crumble under the weight of Obamacare.”

“Big business will fail, because of Obamacare.”

You get the picture.  It seems all the rage right now to blame Obamacare for just about everything. In fact, I’ve taken to substituting the word “shit” for “Obamacare”.  A guy cut me off in traffic on my way home.  I hit the breaks, “Obamacare man! Watch where you are going!”  I got a papercut at work, “Obamacare! That hurt.”

I think since the most vocal opponents to the Affordable Care Act are those WITH health insurance, how about if we take it a step further and just blame all of our suburban rage on Obamacare.  For example:

  • If your cable goes out during a big football game – ‘damn Obamacare!’
  • The drive-thru get your meal wrong and forget the packets of ketchup – ‘freaking Obamacare!’
  • Susie’s soccer practice is at a different time and field than when and where you show up – ‘Ugh..Obamacare!’

If my memory serves, these same people were griping about how the uninsured were using our emergency rooms as their primary care clinics not so long ago to the tune of…oh what was it?

From the American College of Emergency Physicians:

Hospitals and physicians shoulder the financial burden for the uninsured by incurring billions of dollars in bad debt or “uncompensated care” each year. Fifty-five percent of emergency care goes uncompensated, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Health care costs for both the full-year and part-year uninsured will total $176 billion dollars this year – $86 billion of which will be incurred when they are uninsured. 

“See, it’s that damn Obamacare to blame!”  Wait, I guess that didn’t work like I wanted it to and in fact it may help solve this problem.  I am, however, out of Diet Coke – “I curse you Obamacare!”

#KS has a bad case of malaise – we might need ACA to clear that up

KS Lt Gov. Jeff Colyer believes Kansas has a case of economic malaise that has marched across Kansas and it is devastating small businesses here in the heartland of America.  What’s the cause of us not being able to leave our recliners and get to work?  Obama of course more specifically the Affordable Care Act.

Colyer actually had a pow-wow with a joint committee of Congress where he laid out his evidence that ACA was the root cause of our blues.  “Wherever I go, the biggest concern I hear is the uncertainty about what the law is going to do to small business,” Colyer told a joint committee on economic growth and health care. “The issues are profound and detrimental to our citizens.” http://cjonline.com/news/2013-09-18/colyer-offers-critique-us-health-insurance-reform

How detrimental?  Colyer points out that Kansas had our unemployment rate INCREASE in August  for the third month in a row to a whopping 5.9%.  His conclusion: Obama and his Obamacare MUST be the cause. 

It is because of our increasing unemployment that we MUST repeal the Affordable Care Act (for like the 150th time).

To prove his theory rock solid, I did a little more research.

The Department of Labor reviewed the unemployment statistics and noticed that our workforce grew in April and May and UNEXPECTEDLY contracted in June and July.

Tyler Tenbrink, a senior economist at the labor department, said analysis of the up-and-down nature of the labor force in Kansas had yet to be completed. The stall and decline in the past two months may turn around just as quickly, he said.

“We’re going to need some more data points to see what’s going on,” he said. “It could be an anomaly.” http://cjonline.com/news/business/2013-08-19/kansas-unemployment-rate-hits-2013-high-59-percent

Damn Obamacare for these anomalies.

According to the statistics, the government shed 18,900 jobs.  This could possibility be contributing to the unemployment rate.

I wonder why so many jobs have been eliminated?

Thinking…thinking…

Is it because of all of the extreme funding cuts that Brownback has caused leaving the state in a critical stage with certain vital public services and eliminated key positions in our government and government agencies?

No that can’t be it.

It MUST be caused from Obama and Obamacare!

Well done KS Lt Gov. Colyer.  I do believe you nailed it.

 

 

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