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Tag: 2010 election


ELECTION: Muri offers fiscal common sense

This election, more than ever, voters need to look beyond a candidate’s facade to the candidate’s voting record. Voters are rightly worried about our nation’s huge debt and growing Social Security crisis.

In this “year of the tea party,” many candidates are presenting themselves as fiscally responsible moderates, when their voting record shows them to be big-spending, big-government proponents. Rep. Adam Smith is an example of such a politician.

He voted for the deficit–ridden stimulus bill, the hugely expensive “cap and trade” bill and Obamacare. However, when it is time to appeal to the voters for re-election, Smith portrays himself

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ELECTION: Rational don’t expect overnight change

I’m tired of hearing about the “enthusiasm gap” between liberal and conservative voters. I don’t need to be emotionally disturbed to vote. I don’t need rage to feel like a patriot. I don’t need the paranoid fear that our president is an alien Marxist Muslim to inspire me. I vote because I am rational.

Rational folks don’t expect overnight change. The ship of state doesn’t turn on a dime. It took 30 years of Reaganomics to ruin this economy, not two years of Barack Obama. Unfortunately, Obama has become a scapegoat for the simple-minded: those who believe that manna will

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ELECTION: Democrats fail their main constituency

Democrats have drafted legislation for all kinds of allegedly deserving “victim” constituencies. Similarly, Democrats have failed to assist their primary support group: married, two-parent, middle-class working families.

As a result, voters are more and more ignoring Democratic candidates.

America has dropped to 12th among developed nations in terms of college graduates. High school students have dropped to between 20th and 25th in math and science achievement. Washington state has a 30 percent high school dropout rate.

Public school students attend only 180 school days compared to 220 in South Korea and 240 in Japan, and we wonder why the American

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