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Congressional Democrats support Working and Middle Class families
Democrats work to reduce income inequality and have passed upwards of 400 bills that address issues such as increasing wages, protecting and expanding health coverage and lowering prescription drug prices. These bills have been blocked by the Senate.
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  • Kansas education faltered, infrastructure suffered, and the safety net was shredded.
  • Every dollar middle-class Kansans gained from income tax relief was taken away by increased sales taxes.
  • The Kansas GDP grew by only 3.1%, trailing the national GDP average of 4.1%.
  • Kansas’ annual employment growth was just 0.4% — making our economy one of the least robust the nation.

House Democrats pass Coronavirus response packages aimed to help those on font lines, our working families:

  • Emergency paid sick days
  • Emergency paid leave
  • Expanding food security
  • Free coronavirus testing
  • Increasing the capacity of the US medical system and ensuring affordable treatment
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The current system has left Kansans behind 

  • The 2017 Tax Cuts and Job Act – the Trump presidency’s signature achievement –  permanently reduced the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21% while the more meager measures aimed at the middle class are set to expire in 2025. Moreover, this massive give-away to corporations and investors will add a whopping $1.9 trillion to the federal deficit over the next decade.
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  • Kansas is 46th out of 50 states in job growth. U.S. News and World Report 2020
  • On average, the top 1% of Kansans earn 13 times more than what the rest of us earn.  Business Insider 2019
  • The highest earning 20% of families made more than half of all U.S. income in 2019.  Pew Research 2020

Barbara believes that everyone should pay their fair share. And rather than giving deficit-increasing tax breaks to big corporations and those who need help the least, we should provide relief to middle-class, working families. She knows we must spend responsibly, pay our bills and keep the promises already made to Americans.

 

  • Work to reduce the national debt;
  • Support responsible tax cuts for the middle class and those who need the most help;
  • Protect Social Security and Medicare from cuts.
  • Prioritizing agriculture and green energy;
  • Expanding Medicaid and protecting Medicare;
  • Supporting investments in expanding high speed broadband access;
  • Working to provide affordable housing and childcare options to families;
Dr. Barbaba Bollier

Candidate for the United States Senate

The United States has an opportunity to lead the world in investment in clean, renewable, and sustainable energy sources that will create quality-paying jobs in the energy and environmental sectors.

 

  • ACCESS TO AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE
  • FUNDING MEDICAID EXPANSION
  • LOWERING PRESCRIPTION DRUG PRICE
  • ENERGY GROWTH & PRODUCTION
  • INVESTING IN OUR HIGHWAYS
Michelle De La Isla

Candidate for Kansas Congressional District 2

Kansas Democrats continue to work at the state level:

  • In 2019, Democrats submitted a bill proposing a gradual increase in Kansas’ minimum wage which languished in the Kansas statehouse for almost two years. Upon taking becoming the majority in the State Legislature, Democrats will move the bill forward to help people meet the-ever increasing costs of food, rent and other daily necessities.
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Expanding Medicaid:

  • Prior to the 2020 Kansas legislative session Gov. Kelly reached across the isle and made a deal with Republican leadership in the Kansas Senate to expand Medicaid. Conservative Republicans blocked the vote until legislators voted to put a constitutional amendment to ban abortion on the ballot.
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Democrats in the Kansas House and Senate fight for the economy!

The Brownback Plan did not lead to the promised business explosion and job creation.  This is what happened instead.  Between 2013 and 2018:

  • Kansas education faltered, infrastructure suffered, and the safety net was shredded.
  • Every dollar middle-class Kansans gained from income tax relief was taken away by increased sales taxes.
  • The Kansas GDP grew by only 3.1%, trailing the national GDP average of 4.1%.
  • Kansas’ annual employment growth was just 0.4% — making our economy one of the least robust the nation.
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  • Vetoed Medicaid expansion, costing the state over $4 Billion, and leaving 150,000 working Kansans without health care – including more than 36,000 children.
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Kansas Democrats reached across the isle to moderate Republicans and ended the devastating tax cuts.Read More

Kansas Democrats are working for Working and Middle Class families:

  • In 2019, Democrats submitted a bill proposing a gradual increase in Kansas’ minimum wage which languished in the Kansas statehouse for almost two years. Upon taking becoming the majority in the State Legislature, Democrats will move the bill forward to help people meet the-ever increasing costs of food, rent and other daily necessities.

Expanding Medicaid:

  • Prior to the 2020 Kansas legislative session Gov. Kelly reached across the isle and made a deal with Republican leadership in the Kansas Senate to expand Medicaid. Conservative Republicans blocked the vote until legislators voted to put a constitutional amendment to ban abortion on the ballot.
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Investing in Infrastructure and Job Creation

  • Kansas GDP trails those of neighboring Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma. The fastest growing occupation in Colorado and Nebraska is wind turbine service technician.
  • Democrats support working across the aisle and in public/private partnerships jumpstart the Kansas economy by investing in clean energy projects, affordable housing and closing the digital divide.

 

Congressional Democrats Support a Robust Economy that Works for Everyone

  • Relief for those who have lost jobs, businesses or are threatened with eviction due to Pandemic.
  • A tax code that equitably distributes benefits and burdens.
  • Investment in family-sustaining jobs in clean energy and infrastructure development.
  • Increasing state grants for small business loans and giving more small business’ access to affordable credit.
  • Investment in rural communities by, among other things, expanding domestic markets to accommodate goods grown on family farms and ranches.
  • Enactment of trade policies that put workers first.
  • Ending policies that incentivize off-shoring jobs, instead supporting American workers and developing critical supply chains
  • Support for federal investment in research and developments lead to scientific advances that create American jobs for the future.

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