Federal stimulus dollars save U.S. jobs
The decreases in the accident and injury rates as a result of the use of these red-light cameras suggest one thing to me: The end justifies the means (2/21, A1, “Picturing safer streets; Fewer crashes — in some cases, far fewer — are occurring at most KC intersections that have red-light cameras.”).
Bring on the cameras for speeders.
Stimulus money has saved jobs in several organizations in our area. At a personal level, I am contributing a significant amount of my salary toward the Kansas state and federal tax coffers, thanks to the stimulus money that saved my job and I want it to continue until the economy turns around.
Are middle-class people even aware of what the so-called tea parties and Republican naysayers have in mind? Do they realize that we are actually funding the government-run health care like Medicare? Do they even know that the so-called zero-deficit budget in a down economy may require them to forgo tax deductions for home ownership?
Watch out. You may get what you are clamoring for. It is not the middle-class that is going to be spared by school budget cuts and zerodeficits.
If we want government out of our health care, we need to do away with Medicare. Why should hard-working people support those who need the government goodies? There is no balanced budget unless Medicare and Social Security are out of the picture. And, I may add, all tax deductions for home ownership should go away.
Ready for it?
What mischief do you suppose the Kansas Legislature wants with this “bus on the shoulder” scheme (2/21, B2, “Buses could travel on