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ELECTION: Heck’s goals are strongly middle class

Letter by Beverly P. Isenson, Steilacoom on Aug. 17, 2012 at 10:50 am with 4 Comments »
August 17, 2012 11:49 am

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.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. ThinkerDem says:

    Thanks to the writer for exposing the gross distortions in the letter extolling Muri’s alleged middle class values as superior to those of Denny Heck.

  2. aislander says:

    I noticed you used the past tense with respect to the work on Steilacoom Blvd. Nobody is working on it now, I take it.

    Is a future of permanent make-work jobs–paid for by taxpayers or China–a “middle-class value?”

  3. slasmith says:

    If every middle class job created needs to be a government job who will be left to pay them?

  4. dankuykendall says:

    If Denny Heck is so great, why is it everytime I look up he is running for some office? Better yet, why isn’t he already in D.C.? Guess the people do not think he is as great as you do.

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