Opinion Line (Aug. 18)

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To stimulate the Kansas economy it would be better to cut sales tax than income tax. Cut income tax and people get extra money to spend anywhere. Any extra money people get from a sales-tax cut is from buying a product or service in Kansas. It stays in Kansas.

Even if the Earth is warming, I don’t believe in putting companies out of business or doing them serious harm to combat it. Nor do I believe in spending taxpayers’ money on it.

Somebody please explain why we have to pay for our children to go to school in Kansas. There is a registration fee, a locker fee, a book fee. Why is it that other states do not have these fees? A sales-tax-free weekend before school starts would help.

Secretary of State Kris Kobach thinks one case of voter fraud in 1.8 million voters is too many, but 14,000 cases of legitimate voters being prevented from voting is a small number of people. Outrageous.

If your ring tone is “Send in the Clowns,” you just might be a racist.

Many people disrespected our last president. I guess that was racism as well. Thanks for all of the double standards created by a country that is stuck in the past. Move on, people.

The difference dividing America is cultural, not racial.

I see the Egyptian military is using the George Zimmerman defense.

Define irony: Rep. Tim Huelskamp, the man whose claim to fame was espousing small government and states’ rights, has sponsored a constitutional amendment to take marriage out of the states’ hands and give it over to the federal government.

Regarding the airport terminal contract: Show me one construction company that isn’t friends of the mayor and campaign contributors. If you find one, I’ll show you a very bad, probably broke businessman who isn’t capable of building the airport.

I think a better name for Wichita Mid-Continent Airport would be the Eisenhower Airport.

Naming Mid-Continent for Dwight Eisenhower is almost as ridiculous as renaming Washington National Airport after Ronald Reagan. Both are only exceeded in pompousness by naming an aircraft carrier after George H.W. Bush.

Considering how the city loves to waste money, why doesn’t it spend a little adding storm drains along Meridian, Pawnee, West Street, etc.? Oh, yeah – silly me. That would actually be a good use of taxpayer money.

Frank Zappa started the baby-naming mess when he chose Moon Unit and Dweezil for his kids, leading to babies being named North West (born to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West) and Fish and Chips (New Zealand twins). The problem isn’t just the names. It’s that any moron can be a parent.

I get a warm feeling when I stop at intersections around Wichita and all the young women drivers around me are looking down and praying. At least I hope they are praying.

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