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ELECTION: Inslee’s the clear choice for veterans

Letter by Lloyd A. Burroughs, Tacoma on Sep. 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm with 8 Comments »
September 11, 2012 12:25 pm

As a resident of Pierce County, it’s time to support a candidate I can trust. Jay Inslee believes that veterans are members of our community and not the responsibility of only the federal government. He will develop programs and policies that will enhance the state’s ability to capitalize on federal grants and programs that serve veterans.

Inslee knows how to grow jobs. If there is any doubt, ask the veterans who are employed at the J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corp., located on the Tacoma Tideflats.

He has fought to pass the Affordable Care Act. This is critical for those who are about to lose their medical benefits because of the pending reduction in force. Rob McKenna challenged the legality of this legislation.

An unplanned pregnancy could mean the difference between success and disaster. Inslee supports a woman’s right to choose. McKenna has supported the so-called “refusal clauses” and has been inconsistent and unreliable about standing up for a woman’s rights to choose.

Inslee stands for protecting the right of workers to collectively bargain. McKenna has voted against collective bargaining agreements, stating unionization of public employees is “dangerous.”

For veterans and military members, there is only one clear choice for governor: Inslee.


Leave a comment Comments → 8
  1. Sounds like a letter from a union wonk.

  2. Frankenchrist says:

    Mitt Romney didn’t mention veterans, Iraq, or Afghanistan once in his convention nomination speech.

    Why does the Mittwit hate the troops?

  3. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    I hate letters by union hacks.

    Neither of the candidates are vets and what they say about vets is just pandering. Of course they will both praise vets because they are not vets.

    But history will show that democrats talk a lot about helping vets and Republicans walk the talk when it comes to vets.

    Democrats hate the military but hold up vets like they really care. Why would they help a group that doesn’t vote for them?

    McKenna supports collective bargaining and has said so. But hopefully once elected he will do something to rein in the out of control public sector unions. I would be happy if he just told the unions to collect their own dues. That would cause 60% to leave their unions overnight like they did in Wisconsin.

  4. hellbntrn says:

    I couldn’t agree more Tax. This is one vet who will not be voting for Inslee.

  5. MyBandito says:

    Where does it say that he has anything to do with unions?

    Could this person be the letter writer?


  6. averageJose says:

    This is one veteran and union member who will not be voting for Inthlee.

  7. slugoxyz says:

    22 year retired Army will NOT be voting for Inslee. I trust a Democrat with my benefits as far as I can throw a piano.

  8. AmusedReader says:

    Ha, Inslee has no proposals; like Obama he’s a blank slate you can pin your hopes to him, but be prepared to be disappointed.

    Vets deserve a robust economy, schools they trust to prepare their kids and roads that transport people and goods to their destination instead of stacking them in endless gridlock. Vets deserve leaders who are more concerned with solving problems than creating imagined ones (a war on women) to hide their enormous feckless failures. After 30 years of Dem control and failure, it’s time to field a new team.

    That’s why I’m so excited to support & vote for the only candidate with a plan for helping veterans get to work without taking even more of their hard earned money, to successfully educate their kids and provide real services. I will proudly vote for Rob McKenna.

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