Opinion Line (Aug. 18)

08/18/2012 12:00 AM

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I am 81 years old and have purchased Riverfest buttons for almost 40 years. I found them to be money well spent. I cannot do a lot of walking any longer, so I do not go to the Riverfest any longer, but I still buy a button each year.

I didn’t see anyone but me with a button at the River Festival block party.

Move the River Festival back to May so high school bands can march in the Sundown Parade. It would bring families and friends to the festival and boost button sales.

I’m 75 years old and, at last, I have confidence that Medicare will be saved with the election of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan.

Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s mantra seems to be “get the train back on the track.” His track seems to be to pacify the wealthy and gut entitlement programs.

With President Obama leading in the polls, I’m wondering if any of his supporters ever read the news.

I don’t understand how people can afford to give millions of dollars to political campaigns and still claim they need a tax cut.

For sale: U.S. political system at the federal, state, county and local level to the highest bidder. Please submit bid to super PAC or individual of your choice.

Don’t be a crybaby about getting political mailings and phone messages. We are talking about the future of the country here.

The Postal Service should charge extra for delivering campaign fliers.

Since the past election, many moderate Republicans are saying they will vote Democratic in November. That just proves what conservatives have known a long time: There is not a big difference between a moderate Republican and a Democrat.

Maybe the pro-fluoride group should go after the real culprits in dental decay. I’d like to challenge them to try to ban high-sugar drinks and foods.

For a newspaper that opposed a casino in Sedgwick County, isn’t it amazing the number of ads that The Eagle publishes for the casino? What a bunch of hypocrites.

It had been so long since we had rain that I had to pull over Tuesday and get the owner’s manual out to see how the windshield wipers operate on the new vehicle I bought in January.

To the young persons who found my watch and rings at the Subway on South Meridian: Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And thanks to your parents for raising such honest people.

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