Opinion Line (Dec. 17)

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It is estimated that 7 million people who voted in the presidential election in 2008 sat out the 2012 election. That is why we’ve been cursed with the re-election of Barack Obama.

Yes, upper managers have to work hard when a company is not doing well or files for reorganization, so maybe they deserve something extra. But how can they live with themselves after accepting an amount that could provide employment for one or more employees who may likely lose their homes or worse?

Rather than give credit for sales taxes paid on food for low-income families at income-tax time, wouldn’t it be more sensible to eliminate sales taxes on food? That would increase their spending ability, and keep the state in line with the majority of states that do not tax food.

If “the government” repaid all the money it has “borrowed” from Social Security and Medicare funds, would folks now be able to retire at age 55?

President Bush took us into a horrible war in Iraq based on faulty intelligence, and Republicans praised him. Susan Rice made a misleading public statement, based on faulty intelligence, about a comparatively minor incident in Libya, and the Republicans condemned her. Why the double standard?

Rice disqualified herself from being secretary of state because she knew she lied about the ambassador’s murder. She didn’t want the hassle of going through the proceedings because she wasn’t going to be confirmed. Ego.

So Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, spoke out on the House floor in support of the city of Buhler’s seal with a cross. If the wind-turbine industry changed the shape of its turbines to a cross, maybe Pompeo would do something that actually helps Kansas businesses and workers.

I would gladly give up my Saturday mail delivery if my mail carrier would pick up my outgoing mail when my red flag is up.

I received my Eagle subscription renewal notice in the mail. Where is the subscription option for “I want to hold the newspaper in my hands, and that’s all I want to pay for, too”?

One thing that’s been making my 5 a.m. commute a bit more palatable is that beautifully lit Santa and his reindeer flying up the north wall of the Forum Theatre on Hillside. Nicely done, folks.

As you waste your breath whining and complaining, someone out there is breathing their last. Appreciate what you have.

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