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ECONOMY: Thoughts on state tax, debt committee and Occupy movement

Letter by Connie L. Lowry, Puyallup on Nov. 21, 2011 at 5:10 pm | 42 Comments »
November 21, 2011 5:10 pm

Another proposed tax increase by our governor when so many are out of work and consumer goods have skyrocketed. I guess Washington voters forgot the huge deficit she had incurred in her first term of office. Then came the economic downturn and we have a major funding issue in this state. Maybe next election voters will be more thoughtful as to who they vote into office.

The congressional committee couldn’t agree on how to fix the deficit. Is that surprising to any of us? Before Medicare or Social Security get cut, maybe our leaders in the other Washington shouldn’t get paid until they really sit down and compromise and come up with a plan to implement. Maybe if their paychecks were on the line they would get some work done.

The Occupy Wall Street people should go home and take a course on how to organize a protest. Do any of us want to listen to a group of people who can’t decide what they are protesting about? They leave used syringes, urinate and defecate in public and leave garbage wherever they are encamped. If they want the 99 percent to listen, the protesters need to present their views in a coherent manner.

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