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These are things that give me pause with Greg Orman.
On taxes Orman says:
“By eliminating loopholes, credits, and deductions and lowering the overall corporate tax rate…”
From Robert Reich:
“Last year, the Government Accountability Office, examined corporate tax returns in detail and found that in 2010, profitable corporations headquartered in the United States paid an effective federal tax rate of 13 percent on their worldwide income, 17 percent including state and local taxes. Some pay no taxes at all.”
IF the corporations would ACTUALLY pay a reduced rate which would be more than they are paying now.
“We should also move to a territorial tax system…”
Google ‘territorial tax system". This is a Koch Heritage.org baby. I’m finding it associated with Fix the Debt also…
The Fiscal and Economic Risks of Territorial Taxation
Orman on healthcare:
“We had a national crisis in health care before the Affordable Care Act passed, and that crisis still exists today. But instead of playing political games with this issue as Republicans and Democrats in Congress have done, I believe we need to focus on what Washington can actually do to ensure that healthcare is affordable for all Americans.
It’s clear that with the Affordable Care Act the Congress simply expanded a broken system, one that rewards providers for more tests and procedures rather than for better outcomes for individuals. We have to change that way of thinking, alter the incentives to providers to reward quality not quantity of care, and ensure that our government as the largest purchaser of healthcare in the country is prudent with the dollars it spends."
This certainly does NOT sound like he’s supportive of the ACA.
Orman on jobs and the economy:
“I’m the only candidate in this race who has a real record of private sector job creation. And as a businessman, I’ve had to deal with many of the problems that most of the folks in Washington only talk about. I’ve had to deal with rising healthcare costs, balancing budgets, and the impact of new regulations. Running a business is about solving problems every day.”
The United States government is NOT a business. It is run NOTHING LIKE a business. No business can decide to do a project, get it all approved and lined up THEN create taxes or tariffs or fees to cover it. Government is not suppose to make a profit, it creates no product, sells no service. It is NOT a business and businessmen screw it up.
Orman on government spending:
“As a country, we need to live within our means. I believe it’s immoral to pass along large debts to the next generation. The only way we get spending under control is by making hard choices that Congress today seems unwilling to make. With each party fighting for their own pet projects and political power, there is no accountability to the American people.”
This is MORE rightwing BS. We are NOT living above our means, they keep cutting the revenue for the 1%. WWII saw the debt go as high GDP% as we are and it was paid down under 20 years. The debt wasn’t the focus THEN and it shouldn’t be NOW.
Orman was asked, With Which Party Will You Caucus?
“… if one party is clearly in the majority, I will seek to caucus with the party that was in the majority as that would be in the best interest for the state of Kansas.”
I have NEVER thought that because there was a majority response that their response would necessarily be what was good for everyone.
I’m a fellow Manhattanite, whose commitment to date, I’m afraid, is of the “Anyone-But-Huelskamp” variety. I’ve read your Resource Management paragraph, but how would you speak more specifically to:
1) climate change
2) a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline
3) supporting the new EPA carbon regulations for Kansas
4) the status of the First District’s Ogallala aquifer?
Thank you, and good luck in November.
City of Clay Center, Clay Center, KS
The Piotique Festival is always the last Saturday in September. It began in 1936 to celebrate the opening of Highway 24 west of Clay Center and the bridge over the Republican River at Wakefield that opened the doors for commerce. Needing a special name for this celebration, a contest was held and Mrs. Ed Cody won first prize for the unique name of “Piotique” (Pi-o-teek), a combination of Pioneer and Antique. 5,000 attendees expected
I would love to setup a time to chat over the next week or two to discuss how Truman can help play a pivotal role on the campaign. Please let me know what works best for you and we can get it on the books. I look forward to chatting soon.
Do you really want the people who voted you into office to have to seek health care in the Emergency Room—often too late to save their lives, and raising the price the rest of us must pay to cover these high costs? That seems to me to be cruel and unusual punishment, prohibited by the 8th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified 12/15/1791—especially when the “crime” has been to be unable to afford insurance, or to have reached one’s maximum, or to have had a pre-existing condition.
My wife and I are covered by Medicare and, at our age, probably will be for the rest of our lives—unless Congressman Ryan succeeds in making it a voucher system, under which I especially would have no chance, with my many health problems, of finding care at an affordable price, if I could find any at all. We’d might have to emigrate to Canada, where all residents are covered at much lower cost than we Americans pay. The USA and the State of Kansas would lose two more taxpayers if the Ryan plan succeeds.
Please do your best for your constituents’ needs. America needs affordable health care now.
We look forward to hearing from your campaign regarding this. This would include breakfast. I (Brian) makes a terrific omelette and you can dine al fresco on our deck if it’s nice weather.
Let us know.
Brian E. Davis & Anne Lauer
Under our current governor’s attraction to and probably paid by you know who, I doubt Kansas will be able to be as proactive (and smart, for heaven’s sake) as Ohio. One can always pray for immediate intervention by an Angry God!
I’ll look forward to any information you might have for my additional research. One of the other women attending our meeting with you is a farm woman who is being romanced by some Big Oil corp to allow them to frack on her land…and her land borders right up against my younger daughter’s family’s home in which two of my young grandkids (ages 7 and 14) are still at home. The concern CNN brings up (as well as the now-documented increase in fault-line earthquake activity) is what types of chemicals are leaching into our groundwater and our wells. My daughter and her family use well water – and I’m going to take my own supply of water to Easter celebration at their home after listening to that very well-presented documentary.
NOW I’m going to bed so I can get to church on time!
Thus ends this evening’s stream-of-consciousness chat with you, Sir. I hope my occasional contacts with you won’t irritate. You could archive them and have your staff riffle through them for the “gems” I hope to send on.
May God go with you on this journey of yours that is so important to all Kansans! My prayers will be with you from here on out. Jean Bowans Chappell – formerly from Goodland, KS
My name is Joshua Sellards. I am sending you this email to explain my situation with Kansas State University. I was stationed in Camp Pendleton California for my 4 year enlistment. Upon reaching the end of my contract I decided to EAS and attend college. The college that accepted me was Kansas State University. On August 16, 2011, I left Camp Pendleton for Salina KS to start class on August 22, 2011. My active duty did not end until September 11, 2011. Therefore, I was still active duty when classes started. I was told by the register that me being on active duty did not count for anything and that I had to live in the state for one year before I could gain in-state tuition. After living in the state for the year I applied for in-state tuition. For the second time, I was told that I have to buy a house and then I could gain in-state tuition because I showed them that I did not come to the state just for college. On march, 22 2013, I bought my first house at 815 state St in Salina ks. After I was moved in, I contacted the University again for in-state tuition and again I was denied. I then set up an appeal. On that appeal I was told that I had to be stationed in Kansas to gain in-state tuition. I am in my third year at Kansas State University. I have over $40,000 in student loans due to out-of-state tuition fees. I looking to change the law that would make it clear to all veterans that their GI bill will cover their tuition and fees. I also want to change my tuition rate for this next year so I don’t have to gain more student loan debt. Thank you for reading this email.
Even worse, the Highway Trust Fund could be insolvent as early as July.
I would like to know your stand on Surface Transportation Funding?
As you know, the next re-authorization will focus on funding, do you favor one funding option over another?
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