I am disappointed that you support re-election of Patty Murray in this economic recession (editorial, 10-10).
I don’t see the leadership you allude to. Rather, I see someone trained by the party to operate within their guidelines. I see a lap dog, standing at the shoulder of Harry Reid while the health-care reform bill was written by the few, read by fewer, understood by none, yet passed by many.
Why? Because of party pressure.
If voters do not come to grips with the fact that government has no money, earns no money, only takes our money, we will continue to allow government to sap our economy and our households. If voters do not clean house and put an end to the chummy Congress full of people whose lives now revolve around Washington, D.C., often for decades, we will never get a hold of our deeper issues.
Murray has her pension. Please retire her. Let’s get a new perspective in the Senate. We can evaluate again in another six years. But sending incumbents back again and again to gain seniority and committee chairmanships merely entrenches the expedient, not the innovative.