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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:38 PM

New Kansas jobs figures stun Sam Brownback, and not in a good way

By YAEL T. ABOUHALKAH -
The Kansas City Star

12/19/2014 9:36 AM
| Updated: 12/19/2014 9:45 AM

The new Kansas jobs numbers were released Friday morning, bringing horrible news to state taxpayers and Gov. Sam Brownback.

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the total number of nonfarm jobs in Kansas fell by 4,100 in November.

Kansas’ disturbing experience was at odds with how much of the rest of the country did. A total of 37 other states gained in employment in November, while only 13 others, including Kansas, dropped.

Missouri boosted employment by 4,500 in November, for instance, while Oklahoma gained 3,400 jobs. Two other neighbors, Nebraska and Colorado, were among the job losers, though not close to the number shredded in Kansas.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/opinion/opn-columns-blogs/yael-t-abouhalkah/article4668108.html#storylink=cpy


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:41 PM

1. The "power of prayer" evidently doesn't extend to employment.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:42 PM

2. They had a chance to get rid of that asshole

and all his buddies in the lege. They didn't think it was important enough to bother.

I guess they have to learn the hard way. I guess most Americans do.

Voting matters. If you've got an incompetent Republican who's so in love with dogma that he can't see when it's not working, the idea is to get rid of him ASAP, not stay home and let other dogmatists vote him another term.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:49 PM

5. Based on what many of his supporters hear in the news they think he is doing a good job. The

job numbers are Obama's fault. That is the sad reality. Many voters in America aren't aware of the truth. In Kansas, they're not sure how Obama is tanking the job numbers in Kansas but they're pretty sure it's because he's a Kenyan muslim socialist.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:42 PM

3. Bed. Made. Lie.

They had their chance. The re-elected him. Now they get to live with it. I only feel sorry for the ones who tried to get rid of him. I hope they can survive it.

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:08 PM

8. Yep. Not one molecule of sympathy for anyone who voted for this cretin.

 

Take the fucking quack medicine you demanded and STFU.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 03:46 PM

4. After 4 years of doing it his idealogical way and finding it not working as

expected and the propaganda says it should work, will he try something different, or continue to steal the money from the poor and push it to the rich.
He sounds like the ones complaining about Obama and the Cuba deal. He'll probably keep trying it his way until he loses an election, and say "we were almost there!"

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:03 PM

6. Friends in the Kansas employees union are wary.

There have been people unknown to them showing up at workplaces asking, and then demanding, that they go from classified to unclassified employees. They think that the government is trying to make it easier to fire the lot of them to take their benefits to pay the tax breaks for Brownback's butt buddies.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:06 PM

7. "Insanity: doing the same thing again and again and

 

expecting different results." Albert Einstein

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:40 PM

9. I feel sorry for the people, but I'm glad he was reelected. Now, he has to fix his F'en mess than

blaming it on the next governor. Of course, as someone in the thread said, some of the people in KS are stupid enough to think it's all Obama's fault. Will Idiocracy ever end in the US.

Then again, the people were stupid enough to vote him in again. In Kansas, it's always a lose/lose situation.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 04:45 PM

10. It's easy to explain this away.

 

It's all Obama's fault. And then in a few years, when there's a new governor who doesn't enact these same stupid policies and the economy expands, Brownback will gladly stand up and let it be known that it just took his policies a few extra years to work, because Obama (the socialist muslim from Kenya obviously) held down the economy to spite Brownback for being so brave as to oppose Obama.

The sad part is, while I'm being sarcastic, Brownback probably actually believes something not far from that.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 06:13 PM

11. Meanwhile, here on the left coast

California adds 90,100 jobs in November ... since the national job market bottomed out in early 2010, California has rebounded faster than all but four states:

http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-california-jobs-20141220-story.html

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