Opinion Line

October 20, 2013

Opinion Line (Oct. 20)

If Americans really wanted Obamacare, they wouldn’t have to pass a law forcing people to buy it.

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If Americans really wanted Obamacare, they wouldn’t have to pass a law forcing people to buy it.

I’m still waiting for the Republicans’ plan to provide affordable health care for everyone.

I want to thank you Democrats. I was paying for my health insurance, but now you will be.

President Obama stood up to the tea party bullies on behalf of all Americans, but I doubt they’ve learned their lesson. Voters will have to teach them that.

Thank you, tea party, for making the U.S. the laughingstock of the world and bolstering China’s position among developing countries as the best country with which to do business.

The GOP hates the Obama administration so much that it shut down the government, and that shutdown took a $24 billion chunk out of the U.S. economy. The GOP would rather destroy the U.S. than have the economy recover under President Obama.

“Furlough” is the government word for paid vacation.

It was known all along that the furloughed workers were going to get back-pay, so why didn’t they have to go to work as usual? Obama’s manufactured crisis hurt a lot of people who aren’t going to get reimbursement. Pity the fool who thinks this was the Republicans’ fault.

Anyone who says it would help the economy to pay the wages of government employees during the shutdown must also understand the economic value of welfare – paying people for doing nothing.

Doesn’t anyone else remember that we had a budget surplus when President Clinton left office? The next eight years of Republican rule took care of that and left us in this quagmire. We need a government working together to get us out of this mess. Instead, we just keep sinking deeper.

One day after Republicans kowtow to the demon left, gas shoots up 15 cents a gallon. Government should be closed forever.

Well, the government is back up and running, and the price of gas seems to be running with it.

New motto for the Kansas Department for Children and Families: Let them eat cake.

We were sold a bill of goods with Intrust Bank Arena. It makes little money, and isn’t a big boost to downtown businesses or a boon to tourism. Don’t let the City Council snooker us again for a big convention center investment.

As the sister of five Boy Scouts and mother of one, I am pleased to see the new Koch Scouting Center. After the unfair treatment of scouting lately, I am glad to see Koch and the community support what’s been a vital organization for the past 100 years.

Hey, how about naming the airport after Joe Walsh, Wichita’s native son in the Eagles? Everybody loves Joe Walsh.

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