Both parties are making me feel more comfortable about spending more money for a bigger military, for more help for the poor and jobless and for free tuition and health care, because they must have received visions of a great money source and they just don’t want to tell us until just before the election.
Maybe we won’t have to pay our national debt of $19 trillion, and if the candidates say it is so, it probably is so, because politicians tell us their actions are always completely transparent and they would never tell us an untruth.
What a country.
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The Brexit vote portends what could happen in the United States if we do not do all in our power to win in November.
Brexit was won based on telling untruths, especially about immigrants. The markets in Germany, France and Japan dropped between 7 and 9 percent Friday. Who knows how much more they will plummet?
The same is possible with the possible election of Donald Trump as president.
Either we go all out to stop the sexist, racist, egotist and fabricator of lies, or we suffer the unimaginable.
I have been an airline commuter since I moved here in 1987. I have traveled to most of the major and mid-sized cities in the United States and have traveled for business abroad.
What I can tell you is that Kansas City International Airport is by far the most convenient anywhere (except small commuter airports in the U.S.). On my last trip, my wife dropped me off at the curb, I went inside, checked two bags, went through security and sat down to wait for my flight, and it took me 18 minutes.
The most time I have spent to accomplish this task even during peak holiday period is 45 minutes.
Why is this important? Because on my recent return trip from Portland, Ore., it took me 20 minutes to check my bag, an hour to get to security and 15 minutes to walk to my gate.
My recommendation is to have members of the group that wants to change our airport spend some time in other airports. Then they will understand why our current layout is the most convenient.
I suggest we upgrade our terminals and reopen Terminal A for expansion. One big terminal would be a mistake.
As it is becoming increasingly apparent that Donald (blowhard) Trump will be the Republican nominee for president, I am struck by the fact that this man’s claim to fame is his disparaging characterizations of virtually every group on the planet.
The list includes the disabled, Native Americans, Muslim Americans, our military heroes, African-Americans, women, the poor and others too many to name. Yet he appears to be receiving enthusiastic support.
Have we as a nation become so angry and vindictive that some of us will run to the altar of a man whose only legitimate qualifications to be president are that he is over 50 and feeds the anger of others?
The American experiment in democracy is one of the greatest in the human history. Yet it is under assault by this charlatan whose goal is not to build on our strengths but to tear them down to become president.
As someone more learned than I am once said, “Be very, very careful what you wish for because you might get it, and then too late wish you hadn’t.”
As anyone who isn’t in complete denial knows, Kansas is going broke because of the stupid decisions of Gov. Sam Brownback and the bought-and-paid for Koch Legislature.
I see a quick and easy way to bring in much-needed revenue to the state treasury All that is needed is for the Kansas Highway Patrol to post a couple of cars in the many construction zones. The revenue from fines would pour in from ignored speed limits and no-passing zones.
Tickets for tailgaters would be plentiful, too, because anyone who does slow down is aggressively tailgated by an irate driver who thinks the speed limits should not apply to the very nervous.
So there you have it. No need to raise taxes on those who pay none or to cut spending on safety programs and education. A win-win for everyone except those who would pay the fines for putting the rest of us in danger.
Kansas City, Kan.