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Educational Choice


Help Kansans Achieve Financial Freedom


Empower Kansans by Limiting Government

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Returning Your FREEDOM.

Nationally recognized for his work to lift Kansans toward financial freedom, he has been featured by the Wall St. Journal, Bill O’Reilly, and many other media outlets. Michael regularly consults with state legislators, and served as Chief Economist for two governors. He is a graduate of Washburn University’s School of Business and holds a Master’s in Economics from the University of Kansas. Michael resides in Northeast Kansas with his wife and two young children.

Michael Austin’s career focus is fighting for



public policy.

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QUOTE OF THE DAY>>> Jason Reilly reflects on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy."Where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. tried to instill in young people the importance of personal responsibility and self-determination notwithstanding racial barriers, his counterparts today spend more time making excuses for counterproductive behavior and dismissing criticism of it as racist. Activists who long ago abandoned King’s colorblind standard, which was the basis for the landmark civil-rights laws enacted in the 1960s, tell black youths today that they are victims, first and foremost.A generation of blacks who have more opportunity than any previous generation are being taught that America offers them little more than trigger-happy cops, bigoted teachers and biased employers. It’s not only incorrect, but as King and a previous generation of black leaders understood, it’s also unhelpful.Black activists and liberal politicians stress racism because it serves their own interests, not because it serves the interests of the black underclass. But neglecting or playing down the role that blacks must play in addressing racial disparities can only exacerbate them. Fifty years after King’s death, plenty of people are paying him lip service. Far too few are following his example."Dr. King’s dream was of a world where individuals would be judged by “the content of their character.” Today, leftists openly promote judging by group preferences based on skin color. We should do our part to live up to Dr. King's vision more than 50 years ago because there are too many signs we are moving in the wrong direction. #austinforkansas #martinlutherkingjrday ... See MoreSee Less
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"Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love." - Ephesians 4:2 ... See MoreSee Less
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"Jobs are an important part of a person’s identity and well-being, yet Biden’s perverse incentives are weakening Americans’ level of engagement....Congress should end the incentives that are causing more Americans to stay home instead of working."Thanks to Faune Riggin for the great conversation! Listen here, streamdb9web.securenetsystems.net/cirrusencore/index.cfm?CFID=acfcc437-5f32-451e-a9cc-7c998d8c336... ... See MoreSee Less
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BREAKING>>> SCOTUS BLOCKS Biden's OSHA vaccine mandate.SCOTUS ALLOWS a vaccine mandate for workers at federally funded health care facilities to take effect nationwide.A victory for the rule of law!www.cnbc.com/2022/01/13/supreme-court-ruling-biden-covid-vaccine-mandates.html ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s not only President Biden’s personality that is so unpopular, it’s his policies. But make no mistake, President Biden's Policies = Democrat policies. I believe Americans are waking up to the fact that more government is never the answer. 💯As the political outsider in the race for Kansas Treasurer, I believe in limited government. Here is my plan for Education, Tax Savings, and Parental Choice. austinforkansas.com🌻 ... See MoreSee Less
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BREAKING>>>LET'S TALK ABOUT Governor Laura Kelly's 2023 BUDGET (first picture). I compared it to the November 2021 budget projections (second picture)1. Increases State Budget by $1.2 billion by July 2022 and by $742 million by July 2023 (compared to November projections)2. Shrinks State Ending Balance from 46.2% of spending to 7.5% of spending (statutory bare minimum)2. Expands Obamacare and increases the federal deficit.3. Increases taxpayer subsidies to Universities (makes it easier for Kansas colleges to keep high tuition rates).5. Eliminates food sales tax.6. Implements a $460 million Biden-Bucks style tax rebate.7. Pays down KPERS debt but does not lower over-optimistic rates of return on investments. ECONOMIST'S PERSPECTIVE: It's good to see a sizeable number of debt payments and a food sales tax reduction in this budget bill. However, this state budget still uses the excess revenues to expand structural state spending. Expanding Obamacare, subsidizing high tuition, more income redistribution tax rebates, and a $9.3 billion record-setting budget will eliminate the positive effects of reducing food sales tax reduction and even the $250 tax rebate. Lowering food sales tax and paying down debt is a step in the right direction. However, we should not stop there. The Kansas legislature should reduce the largest state budget in Kansas history, and end the socialist programs that will worsen inflation and risk the economic well-being of Kansas families and businesses. #austinforkansasRead her budget presentation here, budget.kansas.gov/wp-content/uploads/Directors_Overview-01.12.2022.pdf ... See MoreSee Less
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