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ELECTION: Adam Smith is no fiscal hawk

Letter by Judith A. Eliason, Lakewood on Oct. 11, 2010 at 10:16 am | 3 Comments »
October 11, 2010 3:13 pm

A recent TV ad approved by Rep. Adam Smith indicates that his opponent in the 9th Congressional District race, Pierce County Councilman Dick Muri, isn’t really looking out for the people of Washington.

Perhaps Smith is confused about which Washington he is referring to, because the last time I checked, his top contributors were lobbyists ($48,922) and lawyers ($43,450), whereas Muri’s top contributors were local retired ($21,925) and defense employees ($3,700).

Smith wants us all to think he’s a moderate, a maverick and a fiscal hawk. However, during his 14 years in the other Washington he has voted 97 percent of the time with his party, he hasn’t sponsored one bill that became law, he’s held no leadership positions except those on subcommittees, and has most recently supported hundreds of billions of dollars in “stimulus packages” for which our children and grandchildren will have to pay.

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