Opinion Line (April 15)

04/15/2014 12:00 AM

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Young people do not want to buy health insurance because they believe they will not use it. Why should seniors pay high water prices now for something they will not use in the future?

In Haysville, 284 people recently passed the 1 percent sales-tax hike that is being forced onto 10,000-plus residents so the money can be spent on a streets, parks and recreation “program” to be named later. But don’t poke fun at us. Stop it.

Kansas used to be covered by a shallow sea. Now it is covered by shallow politicians. Let’s just be honest and change the new state motto to “Greed, Fear and Intolerance.”

If Sam Brownback has done so much for education, as the TV ads claim, then why is almost every educator in this state supporting Paul Davis? I hope the voters will not be fooled.

The Legislature needs to get back to serious issues, such as how many inches there should be between table dancers and patrons. Also, the rascals aren’t talking about “pledging allegiance” to special-interest groups this year.

All we see connected with Kris Kobach are lawsuits. Yet we never find out what his actions cost taxpayers. It makes me think the governor and legislators don’t really care how tax dollars are spent when it benefits them.

Families need to be responsible for their child’s reading and writing readiness. Birth to age 6 is the primary development time for personality and learning skills. All parents who are able need to care for their children during this time, exploring all the child-friendly services available in our city.

David Koch ran for vice president in 1980 promising to abolish Social Security, corporate taxes, the minimum wage, the FBI and the CIA. The Kochs’ plundering will continue unless you vote to stop it.

While it may be argued that Kathleen Sebelius was a good governor for the state of Kansas, she did not serve the Obama camp well by bungling the rollout of the Affordable Care Act. Her federal legacy will be remembered as nothing short of incompetent.

I used to think Obama was stupid. No more. He has us fighting with each other while he tramples the Constitution with no remorse.

Eighty-one percent of people over the age of 100 are women. What is Obama going to do about that? That’s inequality.

God bless the ranchers.

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