Opinion Line Extra (May 9)

05/09/2014 12:00 AM

05/08/2014 5:56 PM

Why get a skill or education if “minimum wage” is raised to a “living wage”? I’d love to make a “living wage” and not need any working brain cells, or responsibility.

They claim that the Wichita area lost 31,000 jobs. And now they want to tax the working and nonworking people to attract new jobs. The problem is with the leadership, not the people in this area. I want some proof that 31,000 jobs were lost.

Mayor Carl Brewer is a wannabe, thinking Wichita can be like Texas or Oklahoma. Now he is talking about a new tax. Tell him to stop giving tax breaks to friends and realize that we are Wichita. If he hates it so bad here, he can move. Leave us alone.

It’s interesting that half of the states where sign-ups for the ACA exceeded estimates are red states where the governors oppose it. Maybe that should be an indicator to those states and others about the public need for health insurance.

Isn’t it ironic how Sam Brownback and his conservative cohorts can blame Obama for all their (Republicans’) shortcomings but give no praise if something goes right, sort of like little children?

It was great to see the defeat dealt to Americans for Prosperity et al on the renewable portfolio standard. The cat is out of the bag, AFP. I know I will personally volunteer my time and money to defeat any candidates supported by AFP.

Now that Moody’s has weighed in on our governor’s failed policies, would some of our Republican ducks-in-a-row legislators please get a backbone and serve everyday Kansans’ interest instead of those of the uber-rich?

I taught with a teacher who was in her first three years and wasn’t tenured. Even though she had a good evaluation, which was shown to me, the principal didn’t like her and she was fired. She moved out of state and the very next year received a teaching award.

Why do Democrats say Chris Christie, whether he knew or didn’t, is guilty about “Bridgegate” but Obama, whether he knew or didn’t, is innocent about Benghazi?

Those who come after us will have to risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to bring back the republic that this generation has timidly frittered away due to “white guilt” and political correctness.

I would like to see the Koch brothers hire experts to debate climate change. The problem is that climate change is a religion to some; therefore, emotion enters the equation, diluting the science.

We need street signs that alert drivers of texting pedestrians.

A casino in Las Vegas has banned Ben Affleck from playing blackjack because he is too good. In other words: “Losers only, please.” Winners don’t pay the light bill.

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