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BUDGET: Stop lying to readers

Letter by Mark Drummond, Seattle on March 23, 2012 at 10:13 am with 3 Comments »
March 23, 2012 10:13 am

I was astounded to hear about the criminal accounting gimmicks that the governor and Legislature are considering in order to “fix” the budget. Then I saw your paper’s article, “Could this be the idea that will fix state budget?” (TNT, 3-22) and was really disappointed.

This is yet another gimmick to further the austerity program being implemented by both the Democrats and Republicans. What is this going to do to help the thousands affected by budget cuts? Nothing!

This is just another way for the Democrats to pat themselves on the back while kicking the can down the road. All the while, your paper is toeing the line out of Olympia and refusing to do your duty to ask the tough questions.

Why are working folk and the poor asked to pay for the crisis created by the rich and corporations? Every year we give corporations $6.5 billion in tax breaks and credits while they lay us off and move the work overseas. Instead of lying to your readers about the phony solutions to the budget crisis, you should call for the Legislature to do what is necessary to really fix the budget: Tax the rich and corporate wealth!

 

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  1. tommy98466 says:

    “Why are working folk and the poor asked to pay for the crisis created by the rich and corporations? Every year we give corporations $6.5 billion in tax breaks and credits while they lay us off and move the work overseas.” 10% of the rich pay 95%, or better, of all taxes. So when your union asks for more money and benefits in hard times and the left environmental movement cripples the economy what do you expect? More money from those already struggling to pay for your perceived services? Its getting real pathetic when those partly responsible for the problem want someone else to pick up the tab and pay for it. Everything liberals do costs everyone in many ways. Its time to get rid of all liberals. Even RINO’s.

    Read more here: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/letters/2012/03/23/could-this-be-the-idea-that-will-fix-state-budget-no/#storylink=cpy

  2. LornaDoone says:

    “This is just another way for the Democrats to pat themselves on the back while kicking the can down the road”

    Thanks. I was just going to ask what the Republican talking point of the day was.

  3. the3rdpigshouse says:

    “Why are working folk and the poor asked to pay for the crisis created by the rich and corporations?”

    Tommy – I wonder, are you referring to those folks who employ others? What of the 45%+ of the working folks and poor taxpayers paying nothing for income tax – do they have no responsibility to their country tax wise? Wake up tommy and quit buying the class-warfare B.S. being preached by the socialist democrats!!

    The current financial crisis was created by the same socialist democrats in Congress who insisted everyone should have some of the country’s “stash” by way of allowing them to purchase a home they could not afford!

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