Opinion Line (April 24)

04/24/2014 12:00 AM

04/23/2014 5:45 PM

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Good luck to all the Raytheon/Hawker Beechcraft/Beechcraft/Textron employees who will be looking for work.

Aircraft companies get tax breaks to increase employment. Any year they lay off employees they should not get tax breaks from the city or county. These large companies profit by laying off employees since that is the fast fix to help profits.

In his first term in office, Gov. Sam Brownback has managed to offend the arts advocates, the disabled and their advocates, educators and teachers, lawyers and judges, the poor and their advocates, and now seniors. Where he is going to get the votes for re-election?

If you find an engineer who wants to give up his engineering salary to teach high school students math, science or technology at a schoolteacher’s salary, he really isn’t that good at math.

Even with teachers losing the right to due process, it may be difficult to get rid of a poorly performing teacher – especially if his team made the play-offs last fall.

Beware of the teachers. The union brotherhood is a danger to our country.

For-profit health clubs need to pay property taxes, like all other profit-making businesses. Contact the governor and let him know.

We need one state law saying charities shall pay the same taxes as for-profit companies in every business activity in which they compete. We can’t have separate legislation for each affected industry, like health clubs.

You hear a lot of talk about how the Koch brothers buy elections but nothing about Tom Steyer, who is raising $100 million for the Democrats as long as they have a green-jobs agenda. That’s why there will be no Keystone XL pipeline this year.

So President Obama sold out the Keystone XL pipeline for $100 million. Does this mean he couldn’t care less about us little folks paying $4 a gallon for gas? Probably.

The ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Michigan affirmative action case is another step by the Roberts court to dismantle the Civil Rights Act.

Kudos to Eagle writer Roy Wenzl on a great article telling us about the Hawley brothers from Salina (April 19 Eagle). Kansans should be proud of the great accomplishments of these two brothers, and we should all dare to pursue our dreams and passions, as these men have.

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