Dear editor:

This November election has become a race between voters armed with facts and one bought and paid for by the rich and powerful. As large corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals — such as the billionaire Koch brothers — pour millions from their private coffers to try to get Sam Brownback and other  Republicans elected, it is not difficult to see their motives. Their personal financial rewards down the road will be enormous.


Dear editor:
This November election has become a race between voters armed with facts and one bought and paid for by the rich and powerful. As large corporations and ultra-wealthy individuals — such as the billionaire Koch brothers — pour millions from their private coffers to try to get Sam Brownback and other  Republicans elected, it is not difficult to see their motives. Their personal financial rewards down the road will be enormous.

It is no wonder that Sam Brownback is the recipient of millions of dollars from corporate donors as he has
consistently voted for their interests over the interests of the middle class. Donors are confident that he will vote in Kansas as he has done over the last 12 years in Washington — right into their pocketbooks.

Please read the small print under the Republican sound bites for “small government.” In addition to taking away money from our public schools, Terry Calloway’s web site praises privatizing our public works. This means giving our government-run programs over to powerful private corporations. These corporations exist not to help their fellow citizens but to help themselves.

Other states have tried “privatizing” their highways and public works by selling or turning control of these entities over to corporations. By and large, the results were the same: The states lost billions of dollars while the quality of these services suffered.

Luckily, one thing can trump the “almighty dollar” and that is the “almighty vote.” Be there on November 2.

Elise Weeks
Pittsburg