Re: “A healthy check on Democratic power in Olympia” (editorial, 12-11).
The editorial regarding the power swap in the state Senate was a great example at how disconnected The News Tribune has become.
We’ve all read the constant undermining of unions by this paper, so that’s no surprise. Now the editorial board is trying to tell us that the voters don’t really know what they want, that it’s a good thing when elected officials decide to pursue their own agenda instead of the wishes of their electorate.
The ends obviously justify the means for TNT editors, at least when profit is involved. To wit, let’s make outrageous editorials to sell more papers.
By the editors’ reasoning, we should all be downsizing our lives, especially teachers and public employees. In doing so you are advocating a race to the bottom that ignores what voters told you: We want more high-paying union jobs, not fewer; we believe government regulation is good and a necessary part of business and life; we want everyone to have health insurance.
The last time I checked, the Republicans that you are defending take issue with all that.
To blame the woes of our education system all on one party is tiresome and blind. The charter schools that the TNT helped sell to voters will have their savings by paying teachers less and working them harder. Your recipe is marred with your own bias, and it doesn’t fit the reality of the little people I know.