Kansas Republicans start to realize that the inmates have taken over the asylum
Kansas GOP group says party ‘hijacked’ by extremists
A group of moderate Republicans is hoping to change the direction of the party in Kansas by pushing its own candidates and opening a dialogue with the public before the 2014 election.
Traditional Republicans for Common Sense is led by more than 70 former Republican elected officials with more than 700 years of combined experience at the state and national level.
“We, as a group, think the state is heading in the wrong direction as a far as education policy, tax policy and judicial selection,” said former Kansas Rep. Charlie Roth, of Salina. “The group is gaining momentum and we will be active through the next election cycle, not only in support of candidates but in what we think is a common-sense approach to government.
“It is my belief that the Republican Party has been hijacked by the extreme wing of the party.”
“Our concern is where our taxes are going if we continue the sales tax and income tax reductions,” Frahm said.
“We are having the middle class paying so many of the bills. Property taxes are going to increase at home for all counties as we make up for cuts,” Frahm said. “Also, the state can’t continue to say it is funding education and then make cuts that pass the buck to the local level. Our concern is how we are going to deal with what is happening in the future.”
According to the group’s website, the tax policy will result in a $2.5 billion deficit to the state’s general fund by 2018.
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