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PROPOSITION 1: Failure to explain

Letter by Richard Peters, Tacoma on Oct. 26, 2011 at 3:52 pm | 9 Comments »
October 26, 2011 3:57 pm

I just finished reading my voters pamphlet about Prop. 1. It continues to amaze me how people that want to spend our money and raise our taxes will leave things out and tell half truths when they attempt to explain the need. They must think that voters are stupid.

They fail to explain that money was received from the Federal Government a few years back to upgrade the very thing they are trying to raise our taxes for now. They fail to explain that that money was spent to make the LESA director’s office, conference rooms and lounges extremely comfortable.

They fail to explain that numerous people will lose their jobs because they will have to reapply for those jobs and be left at the mercy of vindictive directors and supervisors. They fail to explain that if those people are rehired they will lose their seniority.

They fail to explain where all the money is going to go after they have all the upgrades they want.

They fail to explain when the last time was that a sales tax was taken away after it had supposedly accomplished its purpose. They fail to explain why that tax has to be assessed for 25 years; could it be many of us won’t be around to remind them or that voters will forget about it?

Because of their failures I feel that Prop. 1 should fail.

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