If the article that painted such a rosy outlook for 2012 is true (“Economy ends tough 2011 on an upswing,” Dec. 22 Eagle), why did Congress need to pass the payroll tax-cut extension?
House Speaker John Boehner is a RINO (Republican in name only). Allowing a two-month extension of the Social Security tax break played right into the strategy of the Obama administration and his socialist goons. Boehner has successfully opened the door for a third party. Go tea party.
The campaigner-in-chief hails an $160 tax break before making these same people pay for his $4 million vacation in Hawaii.
The Republicans caved again and gave the Democrats exactly what they wanted so Obama could leave on his Hawaiian vacation victorious. Unbelievable, in a bad way.
Corporations, amazingly given citizenship by the Supreme Court decision on Jan. 21, 2010, are now supercitizens because they are not limited in their contributions to elections. Big corporations with their big bucks are buying our elections.
When I look at the GOP candidates, all I see are professional politicians. The lone exception is Ron Paul, who tells it like it is. The others tell you what they think you want to hear. I bet one of the professional politicians will be chosen. Business as usual.
Mitt Romney must be John Kerry’s twin, separated at birth. Romney is now against everything he used to be for.
Please, oh, please, GOP — don’t nominate Newt Gingrich. We Democrats are so afraid he will win in 2012.
Boeing establishes a South Carolina plant, presumably removing jobs from Seattle. Justice Department opposes Boeing’s South Carolina plant. Government recently drops action against Boeing’s move to South Carolina. Boeing announces possible plant closure in Wichita. Winners: federal government, Boeing, South Carolina, Seattle and unions. Loser: Wichita.
Could it be that Boeing is looking for money from the city of Wichita and the state of Kansas to stay? It worked for Hawker Beechcraft.
Thank you, Richard Stumpf, for your candid assessment of the problems with Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (“Unions, Legislature lack guts to fix KPERS,” Dec. 22 Opinion). Retire with full benefits at 52? Legislators: Don’t you dare raise my taxes for your ineptitude in designing, funding and managing this plan.
I do not support dumb companies. Wanting to drop money from a helicopter onto the streets of Wichita is dumb. I will not be eating at Spangles anymore.
I have really been touched by all the stories of Secret Santas who have been paying off other people’s layaways anonymously — the key word being “anonymously.” Spangles certainly could learn something from them.
If I have to watch that “Rocket Man” commercial one more time.… It is so annoying that I don’t even care what they are actually selling.
Anyone who professes that he is a great Christian but daily disrespects his neighbors needs a reality check. The Bible talks about false prophets and the Pharisees. These people should read about them in the Bible. They might learn what God says about liars and hypocrites.