Are you listening closely? Good.
Despair about the tax-and-budget impasse overwhelming the Capitol exacted a toll on Gov. Sam Brownback.
Brownback apparently choked up in a private meeting with House Republicans who sought an audience with the state’s chief executive to talk about a possible compromise to close a $400 million deficit and protect core government functions.
The governor already slashed spending at select agencies by 4 percent and withdrew funding from the state’s highway system to deal with a shortfall in the current fiscal year. He has pushed for significant increases in consumption taxes on general sales, cigarettes and liquor to address next year’s deficit.
“He got emotional,” said a legislator in attendance who viewed the governor’s disposition as evidence of his passion for Kansans. “He was eager for us to come together as a party.”
“Making more cuts? He said that was really difficult to do before,” said another lawmaker speaking on condition of anonymity.
Every one of these rightwing soulless douchebags lacks even the basic bit of self-awareness. You know who I feel bad for? The citizens of Kansas, who have had to suffer the consequences of your tax cuts for the rich, your invasive and intrusive godbothering social programs, your malicious attacks on aid recipients, your gutting of the school system and relaxation of environmental standards, and so on. Well, I feel bad for some of them, but not the majority, because they elected him twice.
But Senator Brownback, you sir, you can eat a bag of salted dicks and I eagerly await you meeting your maker. Hopefully while wearing two wetsuits and a dildo, because that would just be the perfect end for you.
BTW- the comments section to this story is priceless. My personal favorite:
“As soon as I can draw out $ 20 with my TANF card I will buy him a sympathy card.”