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SALINA, Kan. - President Obama and Speaker Boehner have both made their cases on deficit reduction to the American people. And it's no secret who's willing to compromise and who isn't. But worth pondering was Obama's provocative question, "When did compromise become a dirty word in Washington?"

Nearly every poll in sight shows that a solid majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans surveyed, want a compromise to the debt solution that includes both significant spending cuts and revenue increases. In short, Americans want real solutions, not ideological posturing. But there's a disconnect between citizens and their elected representatives. And it begs the question, why?


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 ...

Why a Need for Vengeance?

SALINA, Kan. - On July 7, 2011 the state of Texas executed Humberto Leal for the 1994 rape and murder of Adria Sauceda.

Leal was a Mexican citizen, although he had lived in the United States from a young age. The Mexican government joined other groups and individuals in pleading for his life be spared by Texas governor Rick Perry, but to no avail.

The execution reminded me of a comment, or better yet a question that a Mexican friend put to me a few years back. This individual asked me bluntly, "Why does the United States still have the death penalty? How barbaric!"

And in fact the United States is one of a minority of countries in the world who still practice capital punishment.

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