Opinion Line (Jan. 31)

01/31/2013 12:00 AM

01/30/2013 5:37 PM

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With the aircraft companies in constant financial trouble, how about we offer tax incentives to major firearms manufacturers to relocate from gun-hostile states to Wichita?

The state is broke, roads and bridges are a mess, and schools have no money. And the Republicans in Topeka spend their time harassing police, firefighter and teacher unions.

Why doesn’t Gov. Sam Brownback suggest no state or city sales tax on basic food purchases at grocery stores (excluding wine, beer, cigarettes, magazines, etc.)? That is something that would really help the poor.

Brownback says the current system of selecting appellate judges doesn’t pass the democracy test. So having them picked by a committee of one, with the governor being the one, is more democratic?

If the Kansas Legislature is reducing its session from 90 to 80 days, we can reduce lawmakers’ pay by 10 percent.

I’m amazed how quickly Republicans can totally change their minds about allowing illegal immigrants to obtain U.S. citizenship.

The Republican Party will go the way of the Whig Party if it signs on to any immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

How long before the GOP demands to know what Hillary Clinton knew about the Brazil nightclub disaster?

If you had the intention of collapsing our economy, you would do everything just as President Obama has done.

At last one of the Joint Chiefs, Gen. James Amos, commandant of the Marine Corps, stood up and said “not so fast” on having women in line infantry units. Women in combat infantry units would lessen combat effectiveness of the unit and ultimately jeopardize accomplishment of the mission.

If a woman can’t meet the required physical standards, she will not be allowed in the military, just like a man.

Homeowners’ association board members and property management employees had better make sure they are without fault before they resort to intimidation, harassment and bullying. Innocence and the truth will prevail.

Would someone please explain the allure of chicken wings? They are nothing but fatty skin attached to a bit of bone swimming in barbecue sauce or some other equally disgusting slime. They are a heart attack and smelly breath on a plate.

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