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Posts tagged as “Bailouts”

Kansas must reform KPERS

New research from Kansas Policy Institute reinforces what some have known but many have discounted: The Kansas Public Employee Retirement System is in poor financial shape, and it's going to cost Kansans a lot to fix it.

In Wichita, a gentle clawback

Wichita finds it difficult to enforce clawback provisions in its economic development agreements.

Wichita’s bailout culture

The Wichita City Council will consider a bailout of a real estate development. If the council takes this action, it is just one more step in a series of bailouts granted by the city, and it sets up expectations that the city will continue bailouts, creating a severe climate of moral hazard.

Ken-Mar TIF district, the bailouts

Circumstances surrounding the Ken-Mar shopping center in northeast Wichita illustrate how inappropriate it is for the city to serve as either entrepreneur or partner with entrepreneurs, and is another lesson in how Wichita needs pay-to-play laws.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Monday August 29, 2011

Today: Wichita City Council; Government and business; Developer welfare shop opened; 'Kansans United' formed; Kansas education summit; No Wichita Pachyderm this week; Myths of capitalism.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Wednesday July 20, 2011

Today: Kansas budget director to be in Wichita; All Kansans voted for Cut, Cap, and Balance; Foreclosed homes: the maps; Kansas certificates of indebtedness; Why more regulation is not the answer; Myths of the Great Depression.

Kansas and Wichita quick takes: Wednesday October 20, 2010

Today: Bailouts, Corporate welfare, Economic development, Elections, Environment, Politics, Sam Adams Alliance, Tea Party, Downtown Wichita revitalization, Sedgwick county government, Global warming alarmism

Financial reform passes Congress

This afternoon the United States Senate passed sweeping financial services regulation, sending the bill to President Obama. As the President has championed this legislation, it is certain he will sign the bill.

Stop spending our future

It's hard to comprehend the spending by the federal government over the last year. The numbers are so large, the spending programs announced so quickly, one after another, that sometimes we need to step back and take a look at the big picture. When we do, it's quite terrifying, especially when we realize that the Obama administration and Congress have several more large programs to pass.

Articles of Interest

Bailout costs rise, local election turnout, health care, light bulbs, newspapers, Kansas coal prospects.

Articles of Interest

Capitalism, CFL bulbs, green indoctrination, bailout constitutionality, Facebook, Twitter.

AIG hysteria tramples liberty

The Founding Fathers, who took such deliberate care to preserve personal liberty in our Constitution, would be ashamed by the hysteria and pandering that have consumed Washington, D.C., over bonuses paid to employees of American International Group.

There is no justification for rewarding people for failure, but the conduct of elected officials calling for legislative retribution is far more egregious.

Wichita Tea Party on Tax Day Flyer

Susan Estes has created a printable flyer to promote the Wichita tea party protest on tax day, April 15. Click on Wichita Tea Party Planned…

Articles of Interest

Charity, Kansas legal intrigue, Kansas infant mortality rate rises under Sebelius, taxing it all, bailouts not wanted, cap-and-trade costs, school choice saves.

Kansas City Tea Party Protest, Again

Actually it was in suburban Olathe, Kansas. The Kansas Meadowlark provides coverage when you click on Tea Party in Olathe today.

Kansas City Star covers tea party — sort of

The Kansas City Star covers yesterday’s tea party protest in the story Protesters gather at Sen. Claire McCaskill’s office in Westport. But, the phrase “tea…

Wichita Tea Party: Susan Estes

Susan Estes addresses the crowd at the Wichita Tea Party protest, February 27, 2009.

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