April 17, 2015

Health care reform a failure by all accounts

Pat Roberts, U.S. Senator
R-Kansas
As then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi famously said about health care reform, “We have to pass the bill so you can find out what’s in it.”
Friday, March 23 marks the second anniversary of the new …

Voting for Republicans is repeating the insanity

Bill Lucas
Gardner
Why should I ever vote Republican again?
The Republicans held both houses from 1994 through 2006. From 2001 through 2006, they held all three branches of government. During their reign of incompetence, they lied this country into …

Tornado warning sirens should be louder

Linda Rothwell
Gardner
In the aftermath of the tornados in Branson, Mo. and to the east, I have talked with people who live and work there, who said, “We slept through it.”
As the (Johnson County) sirens were tested today, …

Committee Chair right to throw photog out

Rep. Mike Kiegerl
43rd District
Your editorial in the Feb. 22 edition, “Recording Should be Allowed in Committee Meetings,”  is so far off the mark that a response is required. The Rules for all committees are traditional and set for …

Property taxes too high; Vote no on bond issue

Theresa Hall
Gardner
This may be too little too late, but I have some thoughts on the school bond issue that I would like to share with you.
First of all I would like to say that I have supported …

Older residents need transportation assistance

Jane Walker
Gardner
I’m writing you with the hope of getting your help with a problem we have in our community.
I currently take a friend to dialysis three times a week in Olathe.  In trying to find him back-up …

Reader fed up with ‘tax and spend’ politics

Maurice Taylor
Edgerton
Wake up America!  I’m tired of paying taxes.
With the brouhaha going on at the Gardner City Council meetings, the bloggers are missing the point.  It’s about taxes.  It’s about Gardner citizens paying more taxes.  It’s not …

An open letter to Sens. Moran, Roberts and Rep. Yoder

Bill Lucas
Gardner
An open letter to Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts and Rep. Kevin Yoder:
This country is supposed to be a beacon of democracy to the world.  The citizens who went before us worked tirelessly to make …

Post office is not supported by taxpayer funds

Eric Lathrum
Gardner
It is disappointing to read the errors and misinformation about the post office in the recent Gardner News editorial column by Rebekah Rast.
Rast claims that if the post office were a private company it would no …

Fotovich denies mayor’s allegations

Larry Fotovich
Gardner
It’s unfortunate that two candidates withdrew from the city administrator recruitment process, but Gardner doesn’t need a chief executive who will quit at the first sign of controversy.  Better to know that sooner than later.
Although the …