Some seniors who followed politics when Harry S. Truman was president might remember that Truman was in some ways like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump. He was quick-witted, sharp with his speech and once offered to punch a critic of his daughter’s piano recital.
Trump and Truman both were businessmen with good family backgrounds. Trump might never rise to be the president that Truman became, but you must remember Truman was considered a weak choice by many.
If you support GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, then, like him, you must believe that American workers are overpaid. That being said, it’s only appropriate that you sit down with your employer and try to negotiate a lower wage Trump would deem acceptable.
Whether it’s the economy, foreign policy, immigration or anything else entrusted to President Barack Obama, he leads us into the toilet. Consider the deal he made with Iran. We simply got double flushed, releasing all monies to Iran that were tied up and assuring them that a nuclear weapon was in sight.
According to the administration, the unemployment figure for May was down to 4.7 percent. This was after a report of an extremely weak 38,000 jobs created. Perhaps Obama is going to complete the spin and hope to duplicate that number every month until his term ends so that by that time unemployment will be at zero.
To the porcelain bowl we go. Speaking of toilets, Gov. Greg Abbott of Texas tweeted it quite right. He said, “JFK wanted to send a man to the moon. Obama wants to send a man to the women’s restroom.”
Maynard J. Mitchell
Kansas myths, lies
Americans for Prosperity earlier this summer distributed a disturbing flier titled “What’s Going on in Kansas? Myths vs. Facts.” It tells us to ignore all the information we have read from reputable sources and the pleas from our school districts.
It lists “myths” and provides “real facts”:
Myth No. 1: “School funding has decreased.” The flier contends that school funding has been increasing. But the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities shows that since 2008 Kansas funding per student has been cut by 10.3 percent.
Myth No. 2: “The state has a revenue problem.” Thanks to the massive tax cuts for the wealthiest Kansans, for the last three years Kansas has not brought in enough revenue to pay the bills. The state is borrowing $840 million to make up the shortfall.
Myth No. 3: “The Kansas economy is struggling.” Department of Labor statistics show that Kansas has a job growth rate among the worst in the nation.
Don’t be misled by fliers. We are stuck with Gov. Sam Brownback. But we don’t have to be stuck with the legislators doing his dirty work.
The Clintons don’t want their vice presidential candidates to look better than them. They both picked goofy guys, first Al Gore, and now Tim Kaine.
Common sense — I wonder what has happened to it. All you hear now is that people support the Second Amendment.
Where does the Constitution say that you can openly carry a gun? However, elected officials who are in the back pocket of the National Rifle Association think it is their right to carry a gun in public.
To those who do not like this practice, it is unnerving to say the least.
Now, the gun rights groups want everybody to carry a gun without a permit or training. With this, I propose that everybody be allowed to drive a car without taking the test and having a driver’s license or having insurance. It is the same thing.
It is apparent that elected officials in Jefferson City no longer have any common sense. All they want is to get re-elected.
They really don’t care about the regular people. The NRA and its money are all elected officials care about.
Common sense? I wonder whether any of the people who run this state will ever have any.
I don’t think so.
The Democratic nominee for president is not a perfect candidate. But Hillary Clinton is preferable to GOP nominee Donald Trump. That said, I think Clinton is better able to cope with what’s sure to be a hostile Congress. Clinton has vulnerabilities that the Republicans will attack.
I hope Clinton will appeal to moderates of both parties as well as to Bernie Sanders’ supporters who oppose the hard-line conservatism of the Republicans. I hope if she is elected, Clinton would choose her battles wisely and work hard to achieve goals that I support.