Opinion Line (Aug. 31)

08/31/2013 12:00 AM

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Gov. Sam Brownback said that cutting taxes for the Kansas job creators would give us lots of jobs. Yet unemployment is up. Gee, what a surprise. Big corporations with minimum wages have expanded hiring, but small business are taking their tax windfall and laughing all the way to the bank.

The Republican Legislature and governor believe that defunding public education is a good thing. What does this teach our children? Education is the single most effective way to lift people out of poverty.

How are students in the wealthiest country in the world not leading the pack? It’s because throwing more tax money at “education” only produces nicer administrative headquarters and layers on the nonsense at all levels of the education bureaucracy.

Sen. Jerry Moran said the deficit threatens our future. Where has he been? How long has he been in Congress? Maybe we need to elect someone who will do something besides just run his mouth.

President Obama remains unrepentant about his failure to jump-start the economy or to contain unemployment using his expensive stimulus spending. He is, however, committed to California’s high-speed rail project, estimated to cost almost $100 billion. The man must be made of money.

I don’t think Hillary Clinton should be allowed to run for president until she comes clean about the murders in Benghazi.

I hope Obama and Clinton are proud of themselves for encouraging the overthrow of Egypt’s President Mubarak. Now Egypt is under military rule and nearing anarchy.

Forget the transparency that candidate Obama promised. All I see are cover-ups and attempts to put off action to hold people responsible. Investigations drag on as our federal government refuses to make the information available, hoping the voters will lose interest and forget. This voter will not forget.

UPS has announced that it will drop 15,000 spouses from its health care plan due to Obamacare. The successes for this train wreck just keep piling up.

Isn’t it convenient that the business community uses the health care law as an excuse for cutting health insurance to employees? Eliminating employee health insurance costs was always the goal, but now the Republican-owned businesses have a scapegoat.

What am I missing? Only citizens of this country can vote here. What is the problem? Prove you belong here and get on with it.

Wichita gasoline prices change more often than the Kansas weather does.

Why do people say “has got” or “have got”?

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