Footing the bill

Do you know that the U.S. taxpayers are spending $2.7 billion for earmarks this fiscal year?

Do you know that the U.S. taxpayers are spending $2.7 billion for earmarks this fiscal year?

Since Obama and the Democrats have controlled the White House and Senate, the U.S. deficit has more than doubled. However, the earmarks are the work of both Democrat and Republican politicians.

The politicians in Washington state are just as guilty as all the other states, Patty Murray, Maria Cantwell and Derrick Kilmer, our two senators and our district congressmen. With the deficit standing at $17+ billion, I think it is time that we, and all Americans stand tall to say to our politicians that we do not need to spend billions of dollars to save turtles, guppies, fish, arts (which include porno) and other dumb things. What this amounts to is that our politicians are using our tax dollars to buy votes. That is why so many incumbents continue to be reelected.

This is just one area that we should consider when we vote! Our politicians are failing to listen to us and they think that we work for them. They forget that they work for us!

I am not going to vote for any incumbent at any level of government. If we have a person that will run with some real common sense, they have my vote.

I hope all of you will join me in my thinking. I am so sick and tired of our country losing stature and buying “friends” around the world with foreign aid that we can’t afford.

Ken Thomasson

Sequim

 

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Letter: Vote for Yacklin

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