Opinion Line (Oct. 10)

10/10/2012 12:00 AM

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Unions stand up for justice in the workplace. We all should acknowledge the debt we owe to unions and work to stop this wholesale assault on the American workers. I am proud of the Bombardier Learjet union members and the Machinists union for holding true to their values.

The Learjet workers need to wake up. I had a 5 percent pay decrease in 2010 and haven’t gotten a nickel back since then. Oh, and I had an increase in my insurance premium. Get real, people.

It’s too bad that union employees can’t think for themselves. But then they wouldn’t need a union.

I hope all the government workers enjoyed their day off for Columbus Day. The rest of us were working to pay for their pensions.

If my family and friends cannot take the time to shop for a greeting card, sign, address and mail it, they should not waste their time sending cards electronically. They will not be read but will be deleted immediately.

The people who believe the unemployment rate magically went below 8 percent, flying in the face of all other related numbers, are the same lapdogs who believed a video trailer sparked the attack that killed Americans in Libya.

Amazingly enough, Republicans immediately stopped telling us about how all the polls were biased as soon as they started seeing numbers they liked.

Ayn Rand was against God and regarded religion as evil. Paul Ryan said Rand “taught me quite a bit about who I am and what my value systems are and what my beliefs are.” Obama is still castigated about Rev. Jeremiah Wright, but Ryan gets a pass on Rand?

Catholic Democrats need to decide whether they will entrust their souls to the church or the party. Payment for abortifacient contraceptives and sterilization has been thrust upon us. What’s next if the regime gets another term? The distinction between individual freedom and the will of the state is fading.

When we hear anything about the economy growing, we can just assume it’s not for the middle class.

Hey, Nebraska – how’s that “hope and change” of conference working out for you?

Who says there’s nothing to do in Wichita? Friday’s GO! section listed at least 16 special events for Saturday – and that didn’t include sports, movies and live theater or sales events. If you’re bored, it’s your own fault.

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