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Opinion: Something’s wrong in Kansas

Government is too expensive. It grows and grows to feed the bureaucrats who fatten themselves creating new bells and whistles to blow and ring and pay themselves handsomely for the cacophony they create. Government must be cut down to affordable size. Families have been cutting back for years- life styles are diminishing, median discretionary purchasing power has not increased in decades. Stealth taxes and fees are increased by public taxing entities every year. People have had enough. Citizens are just beginning to wake up to the deceit and relentless increase in government power, control, and cost. There will be a reckoning and bureaucrats, even distinguished professors and Administrators will be asked to pony up to cuts like those of us on fixed incomes and working more and more for less and less in the private sector which has been torpedoed by relentless public sector regulation and tax growth.

May 18, 2014 at 8:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Lawrence man sentenced to life in prison for killing his ailing wife

Government controlled medicine is a disaster. Costs and rules regulations and mandates imposed from bureaucrats on high suck the lifeblood out of the health care delivery system. See the latest lies, dissembling, stone-walling, from the V.A. See the loss of options, loss of doctors, hospitals, coverages for cancer care drugs, that have occurred under ObamaCare. See that with Obamacare there was a forced 850 billion dollar chunk taken pout of medicare funding in part to pay for the boondoggle government medical system, Obamacare. We have met the enemy and it is our foolish incompetent government regulated healthcare system. Bureaucrats self serving bureaucrats from top to bottom. What a great idea and I don't know how the fool Republicans managed to offer not one vote for the disgusting program. They usually are first in line to destroy their credibility by growing ever more incompetent and corrupt government.

May 18, 2014 at 8:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Sebelius part of joke at White House Correspondents dinner

Sorry but the joke is on the American people. Millions upon millions unable to keep their insurance, millions more not able to visit their doctor, and millions more out of work as health care insurance costs have pushed corporations into reducing their work force.

Lies and willful misrepresentation by those in positions of power, privelidge and trust are simply not very funny but rather more like betrayal.

May 5, 2014 at 8:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

Any hard working kansan can ask for good salaries. They all deserve them too. Unfortunately public sector salaries already average some 46% more than private sector salaries. In part this is due to very high taxes which choke the private sector and rob citizens of the ability to keep a fair share of their hard earned wages. Taxes that pay state public employees so much more than their private sector counterparts are a travesty which will not be sustained despite the constant bleatings of lobbyists pandering for more. More!

April 14, 2014 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

Richard, you have compiled a near exaustive list of current DNC and Harry Reid talking points in the past years campaign solicitations.

April 14, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

James, wrong. Americans, seemingly, love selling their liberty off to the highest bidder. Why else the media love affair with all so called progressive special interests. Immelt and G.E. can offshore billions in profit and pay zero taxes. George Soros buys politicians and the current administration with billions and billions of special interest payola. Silicon Valley and google literally own the special Apps used by dot.gov to ease drop on common citizens and political as well as State enemies. B.P. oil fouls the gulf by risky drilling rights purchased from the Current administration and is given a free pass by sycophant media and party elites who turn blind eyes to treachery. Wall Street bankers and investors skim off the vast Q.E. wealth funded by us the taxpayers- we get crumbs. Those bankers own the politicians whose corruption has become legendary and is duly noted by us serfs who are aware of their deceit. But you are wrong to believe Americans can't be bought. Without an honest press to inform us we are easily duped.

Thank God for the few wealthy who are willing to go to bat for their interests as well as the interests of liberty and are willing to battle the established special interests who have already bought this country.

April 14, 2014 at 7:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

G.G., You paint your straw man with a broad brush. The Kochs seem to me to appreciate liberty and fear governments' great accumulation of power. You are seemingly blind to the huge special interest steamroller that promotes bigger government in order to buy it's power to promote this or that law which which gives it power over competitors and free men. The Kochs are not the tyrrany you fear. Politicians bought and sold are to be feared. Corrupt government power is to be feared. Lies by the highly favored are the danger.

April 14, 2014 at 6:28 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Perfect storm

Fred Atchison hustles the favorite DNC whine. Attack the Kochs and hope that the nation doesn't notice that the majority of the Rich and Famous long ago crawled in bed with the leftist Democrat agenda in order to more easily buy government favor. Folks our government has been sold to the Immelts, Schmidts, Gates, Buffets, Wall Street Bankers, Hyde Park elites, Marthas vinyarders, Teachers Unions, Big Pharma, Trial Lawyers, Hollywood elites, Silly Celebrities, Media Mavens, Financiers, Big City Pols, Big Medicine, Academic Grant recipients, wealthy and spoiled brats of the enviornmentalist religion.

Unfortunately most wealthy individuals who trend conservative are cowards and fear the media and celebrity attacks lead by demogouges like Harry Read and the dupes who echo his slander.

The Kochs are one of the few uber wealthy who oppose most of the above special interests death grip on political dialog. God Bless their courage and integrity in opposing the juggernaut expansion of government power and their support for Liberty.

April 14, 2014 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Ike bench?

Ike was no Rhino. He loathed crony capitalism the hall mark of modern day DC politics practiced today. He was fearful of entangling government money and influence in academic discovery and comingling political ambition with the power of wealthy elites of all stripes. Rhino's celebrate big government and cherish those who buy it and sell it. Ike was no Rhino.

March 3, 2014 at 4:27 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter: Ike bench?

John, there's no shortage of faulting the Koch's and Brownback in these hallowed pages.

March 3, 2014 at 4:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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