Gas is nearly $4 a gallon and expected to climb higher. When President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney were in office, the liberals blamed the Halliburton connection. Who is to blame for the Obama administration’s gas prices? The Wizard of Oz or the Tooth Fairy? Or maybe the Republicans?
Regarding “Obama fires IRS chief for targeting conservatives” (May 16 Eagle): The trouble is that acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller was already set to resign in June. Obama is doing nothing more than putting on a show to try to fool the American people into thinking he is really concerned about what is right.
Teddy Roosevelt’s “Speak softly and carry a big stick” is good advice our president has heeded in the war on terror. Drones are the big stick – a very long big stick.
I don’t think the headline is that 800,000 Pentagon civilian workers have to take unpaid furloughs. The headline is that there are 800,000 Pentagon civilian workers. Talk about bloated bureaucracy.
The much-denied love affair between the media and Obama may be over, as evidenced by recent press briefings by Jay Carney. This president has been able to do anything to anybody as long as somebody else’s ox was getting gored. But gore the Associated Press’ ox and listen to the media squeal.
This administration is starting to look very much like that of Richard Nixon. The politically motivated actions by the IRS are very serious. It’s hard to believe they were not directed from the White House.
We get the government we deserve. Professional politicians who believe in nothing but protecting their own backsides will lead us to destruction, first in faraway places like Benghazi, then the homeland. I told you so, but you believed the sweet talk of the charlatan and, well, here we are.
The abusive actions by the IRS probably have killed any further efforts on gun control, and with good reason. This type of governmental abuse reinforces the wisdom of keeping government out of this area.
What happened in Texas was not an accident. It could have and should have been prevented. Those owners and operators are just as guilty as if they had set a bomb.
There seem to be payday loan stores, title loan stores and pawn shops on almost every block of every main road in Wichita. Where are they getting the customers? And if they are repeat customers, why?
Check with patients and providers and see how wonderful the new Medicaid system is working out. Entire clinics won’t even take patients who have been assigned to the different companies. Spouses have been assigned different companies, with doctors in different cities. The idea that it’s working is a joke.
What everybody is missing on this tax issue is that middle-class people want the upper-class people to pay at the same rate they pay. That would just naturally result in the rich paying more taxes, not a higher percentage. And if no one got back more than he paid in, the IRS would have plenty of money.
Wichita should immediately start digging another reservoir close to the city. Divert river and Big Ditch water to fill it. And stop sending water merrily downstream until the reservoir is full.
Lowlife renters and their kids destroy property and neighborhood harmony, then move on to plague another area. Code enforcement needs to stop ignoring this behavior. The City Council can start by hiring more inspectors, and put some teeth into the laws concerning distressed property.
I can’t understand why the Heights High School student got suspended from school for his comments. What happened to freedom of speech? Why is everyone offended so easily?
I find it odd that those who are so adamantly against our government being involved in our lives are at the same time so fanatical about their constitutional Second Amendment rights – from the Constitution of that very same government.
Most of us have heard about the goose that lays golden eggs. The way I have it figured, the Republicans want to gather the eggs for the wealthy while the Democrats want to give the goose away. There has to be a middle ground.
Wichita has a Chamber of Commerce. There is no need for an additional Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Why would Republicans rather spend millions of dollars for arms and war with Syria rather than pay down the debt or fund education?
Hey, you liberals who want gun control to reduce gun violence: Why don’t you get your liberal buddy judges to sentence any criminal with a record who is caught with an illegal gun to life in prison in Gitmo? Until you do that, you’re not serious about gun control.