Opinion Line (Aug. 3)

08/03/2014 12:00 AM

08/01/2014 5:46 PM

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Congress would never cut it in real-life manufacturing. During my 45 years in the aerospace industry, we did whatever it took to provide our customer his product on time. We didn’t get to take a month off when there was work to be done.

GOP members of the House: Do the American citizens a favor and extend your five-week vacation forever. After you voted to sue the president, the stock market took the largest plunge since February. The only competent thing Republican congressmen have done is prove their incompetency.

When President Obama complains about Republicans’ obstructionism, he appears to be whining that they’re not voting like Democrats. Big surprise there. We need a statesman who can compromise, not a grumbler-in-chief.

Maybe the Democrats should impeach the president, since they are the ones pushing the idea.

The primary reason few of our legislators retire is because they already are doing nothing. I want someone who shows a willingness to negotiate and think ahead, not one who is consumed by biases and issues that have no effect on our daily lives.

Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt are both good conservatives who have represented Kansas well. Too bad one of them didn’t run against Pat Roberts.

Pompeo is a veteran, businessman and small-government conservative leader. He has represented our area well and with integrity. He deserves our support on Tuesday.

If I have to listen to one more Pompeo ad I will run screaming into the street. Either he is really worried about the primary, or he has way too much money to spend on his campaign.

It sure seems like the best way Pat Roberts knows how to represent Kansas is by collecting his government paycheck. And conservatives complain about welfare recipients not wanting to work for a living. I don’t see the difference.

On Wednesday morning, will Milton Wolf kiss and make up with Roberts? Or will he continue his Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter Tea Party?

If you believe you need to spend $90 million to bribe companies to do business in our town, then you do not believe in the free-market system.

Democrats must learn to be pro-business if they are truly pro-jobs.

A job is just a way to make a living. Any corporation that expects employees to align their politics, etc., with the corporation’s is asking too much. There’s a very unflattering word that describes employees who compromise their values and beliefs to climb the corporate ladder.

Gov. Sam Brownback said his historic cutting of income taxes was intended to be “like a shot of adrenaline into the heart of the Kansas economy.” Another medical analogy is the precept, “First, do no harm.” It looks like Brownback and his Legislature gave the patient an overdose.

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