Opinion Line (Jan. 5)

01/05/2013 12:00 AM

01/04/2013 4:27 PM

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Low taxes and ample benefits for themselves and a tax increase and benefit cut for the other fellow – that’s what many Americans want. As a line from an old blues song puts it: “A hand full of gimme, a mouth full of much obliged” – except Americans don’t bother to say “thank you.”

It really is sad that Rep. Mike Pompeo insists on being part of the problem in Washington instead of a participant in the solution. When what we need is bipartisanship, he is stuck on his far right-wing agenda.

Those rich farmers got the farm bill extended for another year. Little do they know that 78 percent of the farm bill goes toward nutritional programs. So who is getting the free lunches?

The government passed measures to avoid the fiscal cliff. Leaders said they would address spending cuts in a couple of months. Yeah, right.

The Eagle editorial “Fiscal deal disappoints” also disappoints (Jan. 3 Opinion). The only major budget busters referred to were Medicare and Social Security. What about our massive defense spending?

To be prepared for war is the most effective means of protecting America and of preserving world peace. Cutting our defenses is the wrong thing to do. We must keep our nation strong.

A bill for Hurricane Sandy relief included money for fish hatcheries in Alaska. I had no idea the storm was that big.

I got my Christmas present in early November. Now, if only the righties would jump on board and give President Obama some help, the country could make some progress in every area of major concern.

Nixon participates in an act in which nobody dies, and yet gets kicked out of office. Obama is ultimately responsible for an act in which four Americans needlessly die, and then lies about it and covers it up for weeks. He should be impeached for treason.

Now that Hillary Clinton is out of the hospital, she has no excuse for not testifying before Congress on the administration’s responsibility for the murders of four U.S. citizens in Libya.

The same greasy hamburgers, french fries and soda pop all the time get boring. Restaurants should serve succulent chunks of beef in a delicious and nutritious stew with tomatoes, potatoes, carrots, celery, green beans and onions. Mmmm, good.

Another day in Doo-Dah, another day of nothing to watch on TV. Why can’t we get more cable companies and have more choices at lower prices? I am two shakes away from canceling cable.

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