The Star’s editorial “And now, a few awards for some Kansas City dramas” (2/22, Opinion) was the latest in a long line of disappointing commentary. It’s baffling that The Star’s editorial writers fail to see the difference in the local works projects that our elected officials, such as Sen. Kit Bond, secure for our communities and a trillion-dollar spending bill.
I think families who have jobs because of the senator’s so-called “pork” for the IRS Service Center, Whittaker Courthouse, National Archives, city bus system and Paseo Bridge may disagree. Those projects were made possible because of the pork Sen. Bond secured that The Star likes to criticize.
Thanks, Sen. Bond, for your common-sense Missouri values, recognition of excessive governmental spending, and all you have done and continue to do for our hardworking and taxpaying citizens.
Robert “Bud” Hertzog