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Opinion - Letters

  • Letters | October 09, 2013

    Let’s withhold income tax until the shutdown ends

    To the Editor: Since the U.S. Congress and the president can’t get their act together and have caused the federal government to mostly shut down, I propose that we all withhold 1/365th of our federal income tax for each day the shutdown lasts.

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Don’t blame Republicans; they’ve been compromising

    To the Editor Republicans have been compromising for years now.  It’s time the Democrats gave a little and defunded Obamacare like the majority of Americans want. The opportunity was there to do just that without shutting down the government. They failed us, once again.  

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Obamacare tries to address major gaps in health care

    To the Editor, Dr. Robert Brown writes in the Sept. 30 Mercury that he has “read and scanned through all 2,400-plus pages” of the Affordable Health Care Act. Please tell us what page leads to your conclusion that “our personal privacy has been destroyed” because “everything

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Paper is too biased against creationism, tea party views

    To the Editor: I am convinced that one of the reasons for the decline in number of subscribers to the Manhattan Mercury is the paper’s editorial policy of advocating for only one side in nearly every public issue. Two examples of this bias were

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    What’s with the extra fees on Westar electric bills?

    To the Editor: We just received our Westar Energy bill. I was curious as to why my bill went up almost $30.  Upon review of my bill, I discovered that it was increased almost 50 percent due to charges, fees and taxes. If the commission that

  • Letters | October 06, 2013

    Tell Huelskamp your views of government shutdown

    To the Editor: I went to Congressman Tim Huelskamp’s website last week in order to send an email expressing my displeasure with his position to close down the government in an effort to defund the Affordable Care Act. This law was legally enacted, deemed

  • Letters | October 04, 2013

    To deny that people have problems is wrong approach

    To the Editor: I think everyone who looks at the issues around mental illness sees them differently. The idea that some people have expressed is that if only we could keep people who have mental problems from somehow getting firearms, then these mass killings would

  • Letters | October 04, 2013

    Motorcyclists, contributors essential to benefit’s success

    To the Editor: Our family had a very happy girl on September 21 when so many bikers gathered and rode for the Benefit for Sabrina and Jonathan Pirotte. There were more than 60 bikers, and it was quite a sight to see them all take off on

  • Letters | October 04, 2013

    Pirotte family grateful for support after accident

    To the Editor: We would like to express our appreciation to everyone who participated in any way in the Benefit Run for Sabrina and Jonathan Pirotte on September 21. We offer a special tribute to all the bikers who went “Cruizin’ for Team Jonathan.” Thanks to

  • Letters | October 03, 2013

    Obama should be bringing staunch partisans together

    To the Editor: Like most everyone, I’m pretty disgusted with Congress.  I want to also offer some criticism of the media (mainstream and fringe) for keeping the fires stoked, encouraging notions of no compromise.  Fair and Balanced v. Leaning Forward only informs


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