Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?


 

Question: It’s open forum week. What’s on your mind?

• Why hasn’t the price of fuel come down? Since the reason for the rate increase was because of the cost of fuel, and now that the price of fuel has come down, why hasn’t the cost of groceries come down?

• I find it ironic the rec center wants to, all of a sudden, start expanding, changing and putting new pools in and everything, because that’s what Newton needs right when the YMCA comes to town and decides to offer what Newton needs. All of a sudden, Newton wakes up for competition. I think it is a little too late for that.

• I would like Mr. Warren to put in some coupons. We’ve been waiting since Thanksgiving so we can go to the movies because times are tough and we’d really like to spend some quality family time and see a quality movie. Please, Mr. Warren, print some coupons.

• While I sit here reading the Kansan, I read the front page about Westar getting its 11 percent rate increase. When is the government going to step in and freeze all rate increases? My wages are frozen where I work, I received no holiday bonus due to the economy this last Christmas. We are taxed to death! When will the give-me attitudes of the big guys stop? I’m surprised we are not taxed by the number of nails it took to build our houses. That is probably next. When is enough just enough?