TOPIC 1: DEFICIT DISORDER
A Kansas City Star editorial notes that city government has a cumulative debt of two-billion dollars, about five-thousand-dollars per resident. By law cities are not allowed to run deficits?
TOPIC 2: THE “RIGHT” STUFF
A National Journal poll shows the Kansas congressional delegation is the most conservative (in terms of votes cast) in the nation. The four members all ran in 2010 as conservatives at the height of the Tea Party movement.
TOPIC 3: ROSE: ON DEFENSE
Steve writes in defense of the suburban lifestyle after listening to a guest lecturer who mocked malls, concrete parking lots and homes with multiple cars. The audience response to the downtown Kansas City event was positive, according to Rose’s column.
TOPIC 4: JOBS! JOBS! JOBS! (and the lack thereof.)
The latest jobs report was disappointing and the overall economic recovery is mixed. Recent incumbent presidents, both Democrats and Republicans, who have lost re-election have faced difficult economic conditions.