Opinion Line (June 7)

06/07/2012 12:00 AM

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The wealthy of Wichita who would like to do some real good, instead of buying more stuff, should bail the Judge Riddel Boys Ranch out of its financial troubles. What a shame it will be if the ranch is forced to close.

I predict there once again will be no enforcement of fireworks restrictions. Those who exploded everything imaginable last year will outdo themselves this time with illegal and legal fireworks, at all hours. The rest of us will be miserable for days. And for the animals, sheer terror.

The Red Cross is giving out fans to anyone with a valid Kansas driver’s license and address. Where is the outrage? According to opponents of voter-ID laws, isn’t that discrimination against the elderly and poor? See how easy it is to make people do something that’s just common sense?

I read the book “Animal Farm” written by George Orwell. It reminded me of President Obama and what he is trying to do for our country.

How amazing it is that the folks who want to deny choice to buy jumbo soft drinks are the same folks who want unrestrained choice to have abortions.

Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn’t just a great general, president, American and Kansan. He was a man who taxed the top bracket at 91 percent. No one called him a communist. No one screamed “socialism!” No one even suggested he wasn’t a Republican.

Republicans think the only issues of importance are God, guns and gays.

We don’t need an equal-pay law. There are enough laws on the books. The biggest reason women don’t get equal pay is that we drop out of the workplace to have babies, and take jobs with low pay and flexible hours so we can raise them.

If taxes are lowered, people have more money to spend. If people buy things, more things have to be made. If more people are making things, more people have to be employed and more tax revenue goes into the coffers. Wouldn’t you rather increase the taxpayers than the tax itself?

I’m glad to hear that Iraq’s oil business is booming. Now the Iraqis can start repaying the United States the cash we are owed. Some of the debt they owe us, lives lost, they will never be able to repay.

At this stage of my life, a zombie apocalypse would be a lot of fun.

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