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Opinion Line Extra (April 7)

  • Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 12 a.m.

If there is fraud or waste in our government, it means our elected representatives aren’t doing their job of oversight. They get paid to do a job. I don’t think it’s asking too much for them to really do it.

The Federal Reserve, banking, venture capitalists and pharmaceutical companies are all forms of legalized theft.

Once again the city is taking dollars from a country that is broke (USA) and selecting a few who can use the money with the free paint program. This is simply redistribution of income. Is this what you pay taxes for and what you want your elected officials to do with your tax dollars?

The insanity and ignorance in the Kansas Legislature expand and deepen: Now lawmakers think life begins as soon as Mom and Pop think about “doing it.”

Forget about your guns, ladies. The state of Kansas is coming for your womb.

There are some pro-abortion people who don’t want their taxes going to abortions either. It’s a serious decision, and personal. I don’t want my money involved.

I would be interested in knowing the statistics of local abortions in three simple categories – rape, incest and indiscretion.

Maybe WSU should use Boeing to negotiate a basketball game with KU. Boeing pulled the ultimate bait and switch with its employees and Kansas congressmen by leaving town, so you would think it could manipulate scheduling a basketball game.

It’s sad when thieves start breaking into the senior centers and stealing copper wiring, TVs and computers. The city should invest in outside cameras to catch these people in action. It has to be cheaper than replacing these items.

Fresh produce should have a longer shelf life.

At the start of the Great Recession, corporate America had a simple choice – reduce record profits or reduce jobs.

There is a canard in the media that sequester budget cuts have caused cancer clinics to turn away Medicare patients. Sequestration specifically exempted the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Obamacare does cut Medicare, however.

Why don’t we forget about all the politics and just listen to music?

Judging by the plentiful numbers of beer cans and bottles and hard liquor bottles thrown out along the streets, there are a number of people who don’t get it. These must be the same ones who want even more places to buy their booze and then drive while drinking.

I just saw a picture of the Rolling Stones and thought how old they looked until I realized they’re my age.

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