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Brownback's Flagrant Disregard for Taxpayer Money

By Ken Poland
Advocacy | July 16, 2011


Kenny Johnston

"Gov. Brownback and his extreme Republican allies have told us time and time again that fiscal responsibility has been missing from Topeka. They've said state spending has run amok and their devastating cuts to schools, senior services and the vulnerable are necessary.

"Now, because they've been focusing on extreme social issues like illegally defunding Planned Parenthood, the state is facing a lawsuit. Guess what a lawsuit means?"

COLBY, Kan. - Governor Brownback is a real politician with no limits to what and where he goes with his conservative right wing lunacy.

For KFP readers who aren't on the Kansas Democrats mailing list, I'm posting the following letter recently sent by Kenny Johnston, executive director of the Kansas Democratic Party ...


Dear Friend,

Gov. Brownback and his extreme Republican allies have told us time and time again that fiscal responsibility has been missing from Topeka. They've said state spending has run amok and their devastating cuts to schools, senior services and the vulnerable are necessary.

Now, because they've been focusing on extreme social issues like illegally defunding Planned Parenthood, the state is facing a lawsuit. Guess what a lawsuit means? It means Gov. Brownback and AG Derek Schmidt have hired the Koch Brothers' expensive outside council to defend this extreme law.

What's that you say? Isn't there a lawyer ALREADY on the taxpayer payroll whose purpose is to defend Kansas against such legal challenges? There is, and he's the Attorney General of the State of Kansas, Derek Schmidt. Either AG Schmidt is incapable of defending the state of Kansas or Governor Brownback doesn't believe in his ability to be successful in this case.

Either way, slashing services that vulnerable Kansans rely on in the name of fiscal responsibility while at the same time wasting money on the Koch Brothers' lawyers is a slap in the face to the people of this state.

Either Attorney General Derek Schmidt is incapable of doing the job he is paid to do or Gov. Brownback is giving a nice kickback to his biggest campaign donors. The people of Kansas deserve an answer.

I urge you to contact the Gov. Brownback's office and Attorney General Derek Schmidt's office and voice your concerns about this flagrant disregard for the people of Kansas.

Gov. Brownback - (785) 296-3232 or governor@ks.gov

AG Schmidt - (785) 296-2215 or derek.schmidt@ksag.org

Sincerely,
Kenny Johnston
Executive Director
Kansas Democratic Party

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Brownback also spent 13K on a meeting to decide gay marriage is bad and polygamy is better and we should outlaw divorce


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