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Kansas to break new ground in demeaning the poor?

Kansas to break new ground in demeaning the poor?

Like a brained and wounded animal in the wild, the government of Kansas has been lashing out in all directions at its supposed tormentors. Since its problems are exclusively those of its own making, the spectacle is all the more horrific. The latest targets of the state's Republican-controlled legislature--and presumably of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback--are the state's relief recipients. By the terms of a measure now awaiting Brownback's signature, they're going to be saddled with dozens of directives and limitations on how and where they can spend their relief assistance. Some of these are just stupid (no "cruise ships"!), some are intrusive...

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