Opinion Line Extra (Dec. 12)

12/12/2012 9:11 AM

12/12/2012 9:12 AM

Topeka and Emporia are averaging $3 a gallon for gasoline, and Oklahoma City is around $2.95 a gallon. What’s up, Wichita – other than your gas prices?

Companies struggle to find skilled workers, and I’m a skilled worker struggling to find a job. How ironic.

Everyone is going to be taxed more, not just the wealthy. It won’t be to pay down the debt or lower the budget, but to partially pay for President Obama’s pet projects. The fiscal cliff is not the Bush tax cuts, but Obama’s spending.

Government subsidies for the rich to watch “La Boheme” on PBS seem ridiculous. PBS viewers can afford to go to the opera house. When Obama gives our taxpayer money to the rich, something is seriously out of whack.

I don’t want Hillary Clinton to run in 2016. I couldn’t stand another four years of Republican griping and whining when she wins.

Since you right-wing Republicans can’t seem to find a leader of your motley crew, letting Fox News select and run its own presidential candidate is not a bad move. You have Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck to choose from. Good luck.

Wow – Obama is sending $1.3 billion in state-of-the-art military tanks and fighter jets to Egypt so that when we have to defend Israel, we’ll be fighting against our own technology. This administration is brain-dead.

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, an abrasive ideologue, doesn’t belong in a Congress whose mission has to be to govern through compromise. Neither do the rest of the tea partiers. They should follow Sen. Jim DeMint out the door, like the lemmings they really are.

The original “tea party” was all about no representation in the government. Apparently Huelskamp is actually perpetuating the problem instead of solving it. The more intransigent his behavior, the less he represents Kansans.

So the Koch brothers want us to have a “true democracy” as defined by them. That would not be a democracy.

It’s jaw-droppingly hypocritical for Republicans in Congress to decry health care reform while enjoying their own government-subsidized health care – for life.

To the speeder on Meridian: Has it ever occurred to you that if you obeyed the speed-limit signs, you wouldn’t have been issued a ticket?

Take a couple hours from your busy, overwhelming lives to relax and read the “Emerald Tablets of Thoth.” It is quite intriguing and will get your imagination running again. A relaxing break from the day-to-day struggles.

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