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BUDGET: McKenna mostly right

Letter by Robert H. Botnen, Tacoma on June 23, 2011 at 9:45 am | 17 Comments »
June 23, 2011 3:13 pm

Re: “McKenna campaigns with faulty data” (TNT, 6-20).

Reading the anti-McKenna article brought back memories of the debate between Dino Rossi and Chris Gregoire, televised live. Rossi claimed our governor was close to $3 billion in debt. She hotly shot back that was a lie, and in fact we had a $2 billion surplus.

A few weeks later she was elected, and we found out she was indeed in debt, but not $2.8 billion, but over $3 billion. She openly lied to the people of our state, and not once did the media hold her feet to the fire for it a huge open fib and for running up a huge debt, partly caused by spending at 16 percent while the economy was growing at 10 percent, and partly by increasing state government by over 30 percent.

Rob McKenna may have been off a little in his math, but very little in comparison, but any anti-GOP news is hot fodder for the media.


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