To the editor:
Gee, 90-year-old Bob Dole endorses Republican Sam Brownback, the incumbent, for re-election. Is this supposed to surprise anyone? Bob Dole said he thought Medicare was “a bad idea” and voted against it. But to appoint someone with the same last name as President Eisenhower, who warned us to “beware of the military-industrial complex,” is a long, long reach.
Bob Dole, in the meantime, is enjoying the best medical care the nation’s taxpayers can afford free as part of his retirement package. The Republican Party has made itself clear as being against all “social programs” that benefit anyone but themselves with the excuse “we can not afford it!” This translates to: “if it will raise taxes on the top 1 percent who now pay at half the rate of their secretaries.” Some multimillionaires pay only Social Security tax on a very small part of their yearly incomes.
There are countless examples of Republicans defending the turf of their largest contributors. Do we really want four more years of Brownback in Kansas? This man has taken control of the executive, the legislative and the judicial. What has happened to the idea of balance of powers? He has even offended many in his own party — throwing out moderates like last week’s newspapers. Enough, I say! It has been a long two and a half years in Kansas.