Daily Archives: Sept. 7, 2013

Stopping growth in spending a significant accomplishment

Federal government spending is just barely below what it was in 2010, despite the sequester and all the showdowns over spending limits. But that’s still a significant accomplishment, wrote Marc A. Thiessen of the American Enterprise Institute. “For decades, government spending has been like a runaway train – rising beginning in the 1960s, accelerating during the 2000s under President Bush and then careening to unprecedented levels during the start of the Obama administration,” he wrote. “Now, finally, that runaway train has been slowed, stopped and put into reverse.”

Happy 100th birthday, Kansas State Fair

Congratulations to the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson for reaching the century mark – a feat that confirms the fair’s enduring value to the state as a showcase, marketplace and memory maker. Gratitude is due the many volunteers and leaders who have sustained and strengthened the fair over the decades, somehow keeping it both nostalgic and fresh. The tastes, smells, sounds and sights of the Kansas State Fair only come around once a year, and will be gone again after Sept. 15. Enjoy it while you and your family can, in the process helping celebrate the fair’s big birthday and its importance to the Sunflower State.