Justin Kover is a citizen activist and customer service specialist. He describes himself as a “working poor guy” who ran for mayor of Tumwater in 2009. Justin can be reached at email@example.com.
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Our leaders have forgotten how to grow an economy.
Being part of Generation X means a life of having watched the sources of production and industry in America sold off, mortgaged away or both. We have borrowed to pay first for a vision of a great society, and then for bread and circuses. One president sends free money and the next offers free medicine. It’s all a hoax. None of it is free. We all have to pay whether we benefit or not, and we finance it by borrowing the wealth of the world against the taxes of our children.
We can’t even say we are putting off payment. In 2009, our federal government spent $383 billion on interest.
The last few months have brought much action in the marijuana activist community. As a legislative representative for the Olympia Patient Resource Center, I have had the opportunity to witness this from close at hand.
On Feb. 18, the Capitol Campus Design Advisory Committee will meet. One issue before them is the future of Capitol Lake and whether it will be a managed lake or turned into some sort of urban estuary.
In mid-December The Olympian ran an editorial headlined: "If you sign a petition, it should be public record."