Opinion Line (Oct. 14)

10/14/2013 12:00 AM

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Remember, raising the debt ceiling is only one way to avoid a default. The other one is something we would all have to do with our own budgets – cut spending.

You are delusional if you believe the Republicans are representing wealthy donors and the Democrats represent women, children and the poor. The Obama election campaigns raised more money than any Republican campaign ever. His interests are bought and paid for, like every other politician.

The greatest threat to Kansas hospitals is not the Affordable Care Act, as Sen. Jerry Moran stated. It is KanCare, which is not paying on time or is challenging many charges.

Kansas should be ashamed for not expanding Medicaid. That decision will leave many of the most vulnerable without health care. How can anyone not see the negative impact that will have on all of us? We need better decision makers in Topeka.

I sure get tired of cars with “firefighter” tags zooming by me 15, 20 or 25 mph over the speed limit. I’m pretty sure they aren’t going to a fire in their personal cars. Do they get a free pass from the radar cops?

I’ve noticed parents in stores haul their kids around in the shopping cart. Not in the kid carrier, because these kids outgrew that years ago. I guess now the idea is to raise them lazy. That way they’ll weigh 200 pounds by fifth grade.

My “trouble,” sir, is idiots like you who would risk brain injury to your precious child by letting them stand up in the shopping cart.

Banning balls on playgrounds will breed a new large level of bullying among the kids with nothing better to do during their idle time.

Wichita State has the most pathetic mascot in the history of mascots. Straw? And the name should be the WSU Shock, not Shocker, for a shock is a stack of straw. A shocker is a person, like the Nebraska Cornhusker. Who imposed this inanity and can’t it be fixed?

I want to thank the Andover policeman who took me to church with my chili and bag of goodies when my car would not start. I wish I had your name, but you’ll know it’s you. God bless you.

What next? First we have Brad Pistotnik ads, then Cox commercials and now Sierra Scott always showing off those gosh-awful ugly shoes on her show with Brett Harris. Hit the remote.

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