Evidently Bob is hiding behind the Free Press. He wrote a front page editorial for the latest edition about cities with the lowest unemployment rates during these times. And he bemoans local taxation:
Generally, the line is that Manhattan is growing because city fathers - too few mothers - both in and out of city hall have had the foresight to tax us into prosperity. A concept that has
always escaped conservatives, who generally feel that the money is better left for investments by those who make it rather than those who take it.
Later he gives his reasoning as to why Manhattan is such a vibrant community:
But what goes left unsaid is what bothers us most. We are here like those communities above because we are fortunate to be part of a great university and a $2 billion per year budget
at Ft. Riley. Not because we ‘created’ anything through government spending.
What I’d like to know is how the $2 billion per year budget at Ft. Riley doesn’t count as “government spending”? And, isn’t a substantial portion of K-State’s budget provided via Kansas taxpayers?