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ELECTION: Where do candidates stand on the real issues?

Letter by Dianne Weaver, Olympia on July 17, 2012 at 11:12 am | 8 Comments »
July 17, 2012 12:00 pm

I’ve read every word of every one of The News Tribune’s editorial endorsements of the candidates for every state and federal position, whether or not it pertains to my specific district. And I am disappointed.

Why? Because I’ve been looking, in vain I might add, for the candidates’ views on recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions (corporations as “persons,” unfettered donations by political action committees, women’s reproductive rights, equal pay, etc.) as well as immigration issues, Voter ID, repeal of all or part of the Affordable Care Act, etc. The list goes on.

In our area, it is evident that each candidate for federal office is supportive of military issues; it is also evident that every candidate is for a “balanced budget” and for cutting waste in lieu of increasing taxes (at least on the middle class).

Why not inform voters about the real distinctions between them? Let your readers in on what the candidates’ differing positions are on other important issues – not these easy, canned responses to predictable questioning.

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