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You business honchos went here, there and everywhere in support of Boeing’s effort to obtain the tanker contract because it “promised” additional work for Wichita. Did you not know that in this day and age, promises mean nothing to corporate bigwigs? Did it not enter your minds to get something in writing?
When it becomes clear that Boeing and other American corporations couldn’t care less about tax incentives, do elected officials like Rep. Mike Pompeo look at themselves in the mirror with a feeling of disgust and think, “I’ve got to go out and sell this trickle-down economics and tax-breaks-for-the-wealthy, free-trade garbage to my constituency again today, but at least I get my check”?
Don’t worry about possibly losing 2,100 Boeing jobs, as the Wichita mayor, vice mayor and police chief spent 10 days in Africa to bring business to Wichita.
Since the 1960s, U. S. companies and consumers have developed a trend of buying foreign in order to get cheaper products. Now the tax base is gone, with no way to pay for schools, teachers and city, county and federal employees. We are so ignorant.
Shifting the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System to a 401(k)-style plan is not a good idea. Ask workers in the private sector how their 401(k)s are doing.
President Obama compared himself to a captain taking his ship through a heavy storm while it tosses and turns. He should be compared to a big, angry shark that is swimming around, hunting for anyone who dares to place any blame on him for his damaging policies that threaten us daily.
Anyone, including a politician, opposed to ending the Iraq War has an option to join the remaining civilian contract divisions in Iraq. In fact, the benefits are much better than in the U.S. Army, and they would welcome you with open arms.
Would those who lost loved ones in Iraq feel better if we continued to waste lives in an unwinnable war?
The average family sends out 15 Christmas cards a year. I suggest people add one more and send them to their local police department or other law enforcement agency, to thank officers for their work.
If it’s raining, snowing or dark, your headlights are required to be on. This simple concept is apparently above the mental abilities of about 25 percent of the drivers in Wichita.