Opinion Line (Oct. 4)

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On the third day of Obamacare enrollment, the website still was not operating. Incompetence, plain and simple.

“Affordable health care”? Yeah, right. Even the low-information voters won’t be interested once they find out they have to pay for it.

It is almost unbelievable but true: There are actually those who oppose Obamacare but think the Affordable Care Act is a good idea.

Does Obama consider himself president of the United States of America (and all its people)? Or is his first job as the leader of the Democrat Party?

House Republicans are proud of shutting down our government. This is costing taxpayers more than a million dollars a day and affecting the fragile economic recovery. Now they are threatening to default on paying the very debts they had authorized. That would be even more catastrophic for our nation.

Not one incumbent in Congress should be re-elected. Selfish, childish bickering can’t be rewarded. Clean house in 2014 and 2016.

Term limits are the only cure for the dysfunction in Washington, D.C. No more self-serving career politicians. The longer they serve, the more corrupt they get. Two terms max and you’re out, right along with the ridiculously expensive salaries, perks and pensions that are a burden to the taxpayers.

Just as in private business, the government needs to cull nonessential employees from its payrolls to save money for its shareholders, the taxpayers.

Speaking of too much spending, how about the unnecessary and unbudgeted Iraq War, which added $3 trillion to the national debt. Where was the outrage?

God bless the Korean War veterans. I haven’t forgotten you.

Lemmings now wear sunglasses on top of their head.

There is way too much Justin Timberlake on TV.

Thanks to all of those who organized the Wichita Flight Festival at Jabara Airport this past weekend. It was a well-run event with great acts and displays. A great family outing.

I would like to thank everyone who had a part in making the Wichita Flight Festival one of the best air shows that I have ever attended. All of the performances were truly outstanding, and I found the Tora! Tora! Tora! show to be historically enlightening.

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