Letters to the Editor

Pay the piper

January 8, 2012


To the editor:

The utter lack of integrity demonstrated by Boeing in going back on its promise to our legislators — that if they were successful in forcing a rebid on the tanker contract, Boeing would stay in Wichita and expand — is like that of the mayor of Hamelin in the story about the Pied Piper. The mayor and city fathers promised the Pied Piper 1,000 guilders if he would rid the town of rats. After the successful removal of the rats, the piper asked for his 1,000 guilders. The mayor then scoffed, saying, “A thousand guilders? Here take fifty.” Everyone probably remembers the piper’s terrible revenge. It’s too bad Kansas can’t do something analogous to make Boeing pay for its duplicity.


geekin_topekan 6 years, 5 months ago

The only way to do that would be through a business-intrusive gubment would it not? Isnt that what repubs hate is gubment intrusion on their freedom to pork anyone they want when it comes to making money?

Ron Holzwarth 6 years, 5 months ago

"Honesty may be the best policy, but it's important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy." - George Carlin

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