Opinion Line Extra (May 15)

05/15/2014 12:00 AM

05/14/2014 5:09 PM

Republicans voted against the minimum-wage hike because they know it will cost jobs and will only raise wages for suburban teenagers. Unfortunately, this is a political win-win for Democrats and their typically uninformed voters.

Take action to keep the Internet firmly in America’s grip. Heed the words of Newt Gingrich. The former House speaker recently warned, “Every American should worry about Obama giving up control of the Internet.... This is very, very dangerous.” Contact your congressional representative today.

The government is a stickler for butting in and covering up.

Cliven Bundy and Donald Sterling aren’t racists. The ones who responded so violently are the racists. You can see, hear and feel the hate they spew.

I always have trouble with the hypocrisy of the Catholic Church. They show all the millions of dollars in trappings, buildings and regalia while the priests tell us to do good by giving to the poor.

The Vatican reports that it defrocked 848 Catholic priests for raping or molesting children since 2004. The Vatican in 2001 directed bishops to forward creditable cases to Rome for review. Maybe it should have directed them to report suspected abuse to law enforcement authorities for proper review and investigation.

Oh, look at all the goodies our dysfunctional governor is giving to the Davis-Docking campaign – trashing Medicare, trashing schools, an FBI investigation, Moody’s downgrading Kansas credit. What new wonders are coming? I can hardly wait.

A downgrade of the state’s credit rating and Kansas tax revenues $93 million short of projections. Others talk about it, but good old Gov. Sam Brownback – he gets it done.

My husband and I had planned to move to Kansas City to be near our grandkids – but to Kansas City, Mo., since Kansas’ government has lost its collective mind. Now we see the Missouri Legislature has followed Kansas down the same tax-cut rabbit hole. Sadly, there’s no escape from the idiocy.

Democrats are blasting Brownback for blaming the reduction in Kansas tax revenue on the policies of the Obama administration. It’s not like Democrats spent the past five years blaming George Bush for their policy failures.

I read about the angst for unspecified changes to Medicare, if taken over by the state. Yet there is not a care given to the pernicious changes that are certain to occur when Obamacare defunds Medicare Advantage.

States should take the lead in recognizing marriage as the union of one man and one woman. The courts should recognize such decisions are none of the business of the federal government. We in Kansas know better what we want than do bureaucrats in Washington.

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