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ELECTION: Muri offers fiscal common sense

Letter by Johanna S. Gehlker, Tacoma on Oct. 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm | 5 Comments »
October 7, 2010 1:59 pm

This election, more than ever, voters need to look beyond a candidate’s facade to the candidate’s voting record. Voters are rightly worried about our nation’s huge debt and growing Social Security crisis.

In this “year of the tea party,” many candidates are presenting themselves as fiscally responsible moderates, when their voting record shows them to be big-spending, big-government proponents. Rep. Adam Smith is an example of such a politician.

He voted for the deficit–ridden stimulus bill, the hugely expensive “cap and trade” bill and Obamacare. However, when it is time to appeal to the voters for re-election, Smith portrays himself as “fiscal hawk” and glosses over these pivotal votes.

Smith has been in Congress since 1997. He is a part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Washington voters deserve a congressman with true fiscal integrity. As a Pierce County councilman, Dick Muri has a proven track record of addressing the issues that face our county in a fiscally responsible manner. It is time Muri is given the chance to bring his fiscal common sense to national issues.

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