Letters to the Editor

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Tag: Election 2012

Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: How low can Connelly go?

A strong moral compass is a characteristic of those whom I highly regard, and Jack Connelly was among them. He appeared to be a person who not only held a deep religious faith, he lived it – or so I thought.

During his campaign for 27th District state Senate, a different side of him has emerged, which is disturbing to me. Not only has he twisted facts, warped the truth and told blatant lies about his opponent, he has gone over the edge in his attempts to denigrate her.

Connelly’s latest hit piece reaches a new low. It depicts a

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Lachney launches misleading political ad

I received a mailing from 2nd District candidate Bruce Lachney suggesting that state Sen. Randi Becker could pass a four-day school week law. Becker is a Republican. The Democrats’ control of our state government ensures that only Democratic-sponsored bills would even be considered.

This non-issue is aimed at Eatonville School District voters. Last year, as a result of budget reductions, a four-day school week, along with other options, was thoughtfully considered by the district, with parent and teacher input. The four-day school week was discarded as unfeasible and unsupported by parents of our district’s schoolchildren.

It appears that if you

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Randi Becker deserves to be re-elected

Our families, communities, and public schools have no greater advocate than state 2nd District Sen. Randi Becker. She has fought hard to ensure schools have the funding they need and school boards have local control.

When I was superintendent of the Eatonville School District, I worked side by side with Becker on many issues important to our schools and community.

Her opponent is using desperate last-minute emotional appeals, criticizing her for responding to the Eatonville school board’s request for legislation last year. The board’s four-day school week idea was defeated and rightly buried.

Bruce Lachney should be ashamed and embarrassed;

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Oct.
22nd

ELECTION: Sam Reed endorses Kim Wyman

Kim Wyman deserves the support of Pierce County voters for secretary of state. I know Kim Wyman well, trust her and strongly endorse her.

The next secretary of sate must have the knowledge and heft of experience to run one of the nation’s most highly regarded elections offices. She also must win the trust of all Washingtonians, regardless of party affiliation, that in a close call, politics won’t come into play.

Wyman has a 21-year record of nonpartisanship, experience and professionalism. As Thurston County auditor, she has inspired confidence in both Democrats and Republicans – winning her last election with

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Oct.
22nd

TNT: Don’t rely too much on endorsements

Re: “Endorsements are helpful for busy workers” (letter, 10-22).

I would caution against not having “the interest nor the time to to research and learn about the candidates and issues,” most especially in the current election. Endorsements can certainly be helpful, but each of us needs to take the time to study the candidates and the issues ourselves.

Too many people say they are too busy to do this and thus rely on recommendations (not always unbiased). To this I would say that they very often get the candidates they deserve.

Oct.
19th

DEBATES: Romney’s temperament isn’t presidential

I have watched both of the debates for president. While I am aware that, according to the pundits, Mitt Romney won the first and Barack Obama either won or tied the second, I beg to differ.

During both debates I found Romney to be rude, interrupting, not allowing the president to finish his sentences and arguing with the moderators over format. In general, I found him to be somewhat of a temperamental bully who did not show the proper respect to the commander in chief. My husband said that during his time in the military that they were always taught

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Oct.
19th

ELECTION: Obama deserves our vote, appreciation

When I voted for Barack Obama in 2008, I wanted a president to keep our country safe; prevent a depression and get us out of the mess George W. Bush got us into; make the best effort to improve our health care; and preserve the programs hard-working Americans have invested their hard-earned money into, such as unemployment compensation, pensions, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other beneficial programs that help the poor and middle class.

President Obama has only disappointed me once, and that is his never-ending determination to compromise with the worst Congress in American history. It was a total

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Oct.
19th

ELECTION: Regular folks are the real job creators

I’ve watched the debates, and the candidates seem to disagree on taxes. Mitt Romney says everyone should get a 20 percent tax cut. Barack Obama says it’ll cost $5 trillion. Romney says deductions will cover it. Obama asks which deductions. Romney says Congress will decide which deductions.

Now I don’t have an economics degree, and I haven’t done a study to determine if $5 trillion is accurate. But I’ve heard plenty about job creators and the 47 percent. It seems to me that businesses don’t generally hire people just to be nice, while they don’t have much choice but to

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