It’s frustrating the city of Wichita is proceeding with putting a sales-tax increase on the November ballot. Many people have expressed concern about the lack of a clear plan and a true justification for taking more of our money.
Everyone asks what Jesus would do. But I am curious about another first century character's response to current events today. Caesar controlled most of the world in the first century. What would he do?
An old (and crude) proverb says that changing the madame does not change the function of a whorehouse. The proverb has, in my experience, always been used to debunk the notion that electing new politicians will, through some mystical course of events, change the way government functions.
I opened the newspaper last week and it said in inch-high letters, “Kan. GOP lawmakers vow to look out for oil interests” (Aug. 19 Eagle). And Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, and Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., seemed proud of this.
The Kansas Independent Oil and Gas Association met last week and expressed horror that the lesser prairie chicken might mess with operating hours on drilling rigs. U.S. Rep. Tim Huelskamp, R-Fowler, called it “a dumb bird.”
I noticed the article about members of the Kansas congressional delegation supporting oil and gas companies, which want lower taxes and less regulation (“Kan. GOP lawmakers vow to look out for oil interests,” Aug. 19 Eagle). I think all that the GOP lawmakers are concerned about is the wealthy.