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Opinion Line (March 27)

Kansas revenue problems are due to too many tax carve outs, like the exemption for pass-through business income. We need to drain the swamp, including Gov. Sam Brownback, Senate President Susan Wagle, R-Wichita, and Sen. Mike Peterson, R-Wichita.

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Opinion Line (March 26)

When I hear Gov. Sam Brownback say we need to “stay the course” on Kansas business tax cuts as our state sinks deeper and deeper into debt, I am reminded of that Vietnam-era song by Pete Seeger, “Waist Deep in the Big Muddy.”

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Opinion Line (March 25)

Wichita claims there’s savings in replacing pools with water parks. I wonder whose brother-in-law builds water parks? Why not simply buy Water Wiggles for every Wichita family? Oh, and life vests in case they’re ever near a body of water.

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Opinion Line (March 22)

How unfair are property taxes? Home and real property values go up and down with the market, but unless the property is sold, the owners don’t realize a dime to pay the increased taxes.

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Opinion Line (March 21)

How to fix Obamacare: Cover everyone for everything; give your insurance premiums to the government in taxes; cut out the insurance companies' profits; and have half the overall cost. It works all the time.

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Opinion Line (March 20)

An unsure future water supply and poor streets are not some of those quirky little things that endear folks to Wichita and attract newcomers. They are serious problems. We should build a few more entertainment venues to hide them.

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Opinion Line (March 16)

Why is it when we are under a red flag warning with such high winds and dry conditions that stupid people still throw cigarette butts out their car windows?

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Opinion Line (March 15)

Some people are never happy. They complain about our streets and potholes, but vote down taxes needed to pay to fix them. Then they complain about being a little inconvenienced while the repairs are going on. Get a life.

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Opinion Line (March 13)

Members of Congress should be the first to enroll in the new Republican health care plan. It would save the country money and allow the members to show the effectiveness of their plan.

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Opinion Line (March 8)

I often saw more workers than swimmers at McAdams pool. Meanwhile, the YMCA pools were packed. As a taxpayer, I support the splash fountains. Kids enjoy them without fear of drowning, and at much less cost to the city.

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