Last week I attended the Auburn Chamber of Commerce candidates meet and greet. The candidates each described their backgrounds, policy positions and why they felt best qualified for the position they were seeking.
Jason Ritchie is a small business person who constructs wheelchair ramps, etc., for disabled folks. Last year, the Republican Congress-mandated government shutdown disrupted SBA loans to businesses like his, slowed the job growth and cost the taxpayers $24 billion.
Dave Reichert does not want to be held accountable by the voters for:
• Shutting down the government last year, initially suspending payment of wages to military personnel while receiving …