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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 | 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.

 

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