The recent letter, “Muri shows middle-class values” (TNT, 8-16) caught my attention for its unfair and untrue implications about Denny Heck.
Heck is most certainly defending middle-class values. He wants to stimulate jobs that would bolster the middle class in America. He knows that investing in roads, bridges, schools and other public facilities would create the jobs that allow people to live a middle-class life.
Just ask some of the people who are working on street-improvement jobs in Steilacoom or who upgraded parts of Steilacoom Boulevard in Lakewood last year. These improvements were funded by state and federal government grants, not by Pierce County nor, for the most part, by those two city governments.
Heck knows Washington could be a global leader in high-tech manufacturing jobs. He wants to invest in technical education so we can have a work force ready to develop and fill those jobs.
Heck’s parents were a telephone operator and a truck driver. As a successful small businessman, he understands true middle-class values. He knows what needs to be done to make the middle class strong once more.
That makes him the best candidate to represent us in the other Washington.