Opinion Line (Nov. 30)

11/30/2012 12:00 AM

11/29/2012 5:42 PM

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If we go over the fiscal cliff, taxes on 98 percent of Americans will increase. If Congress and the president reach an agreement, taxes many increase only for the very wealthy. Either way, taxes will go up. When taxes go up, Democrats win.

To save their hides as they near the fiscal cliff, more Republicans are kissing Grover Norquist and the tea party goodbye.

They will run it to the edge of the fiscal cliff and “solve” it at the last minute. But they will do nothing more than kick the can down the road. We need leaders who are visionary, and none is right now.

I have fallen off a fiscal cliff several times, and I am still alive.

If I hear the term “fiscal cliff” one more time, I am going to jump off the “proverbial cliff.”

Can someone explain to me why we have stock-market trading on Veterans Day but not on Martin Luther King Jr. Day?

If our government won’t allow Christmas and the cross on government property, perhaps government workers should not be allowed Christmas and other religious holidays as days off.

All these signatures on petitions for secession in some states have to be the biggest display of sore-loser-ness ever seen in our country. What a sorry lot these people are.

So the Wichita Police Department thinks a little tear gas is no big deal. We’ll see how big a deal it really is once Old Town realizes that tear-gassing innocent patrons has dispersed them permanently.

An unruly crowd in the City Council’s pride and joy, Old Town? Don’t people know they can’t do that because there are more police, more lighting and cameras there?

If the city wants to expand its coffers, police should stake out the intersection of McLean and Central from 7 to 9 a.m. and from 4 to 6 p.m. They will catch scores of people making left-hand turns on the red light.

I just came back from a short trip to Texas, where gas was $2.99 a gallon. In Oklahoma it was $3.08. In Wichita it was $3.11 and is now up to $3.19. Where is the justice?

So I assume that “Two and a Half Men” actor Angus T. Jones is donating all of his money to charity. Surely he wouldn’t want to profit from “filth.” Can you say “hypocrite”?

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