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ELECTION: Muri offers fiscal common sense

Letter by Johanna S. Gehlker, Tacoma on Oct. 7, 2010 at 1:32 pm with 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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  1. lgcnelson84 says:

    Well said, Johanna!

  2. runner52 says:

    Excellent recap of the core of this election contest!

  3. I’ve worked with Dick and I can tell you that the only thing that he has in mind is self promotion. Don’t get in his way you’ll have boot marks on your back.

  4. runner52 says:

    Well, afret, if his boots go up the backs of some of the nincompoops that we’ve got in Congress now, doncha think that’ll be a good thing? I know Dick well, and I’m guessing there’s another side to your story…..

  5. headedsouth says:

    Fiscal common sense – that is a joke!! Do Nothing DICK just taxes on residents in Pierce County!!! See the TNT article from yesterday for yourself. DICK could not even stand up to the State of Washington and fight an unfunded mandate! You call that leadership. Stop trying to make Dick more than he is – he is a puppet for Shawn Bunney and Roger Bush. All he has ever done is try and run for political office.

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