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As a conservative, I was not pleased that a far-left politician from Chicago had been elected president. There were some positives, however. If his promises were sincere, there might be hope for a better America. And having our first black president had all kinds of possibilities for increased racial tolerance.
Benghazi? The American people are still waiting for the truth about what actually happened and who was involved. However, the Obama administration now has two other scandals on its ever-increasing plate of self-inflicted distractions. Who knew the IRS was targeting conservative groups for suppression and when did they know it? We also have just been informed that the Justice Department under Obama has been intercepting constitutionally privileged communications from people in the press.
There are several reasons why the LED Street Light Replacement needs opposition, the first of which is safety of the people and the planet. The following quote is from a recent article in Scientific American: “LEDs do have a dark side. A study published in late 2010 in the journal Environmental Science and Technology found that LEDs contain lead, arsenic and a dozen other potentially dangerous substances,” says Oladele Ogunseitan, one of the researchers behind the study and chair of the University of California-Irvine’s Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention.
The high cost of health care will not come down with health care reforms implemented by President Barack Obama. Health care costs are high because CEOs overpay themselves and financially loot their corporations.
The Bengazi cover-up, the IRS targeting conservative/libertarian groups with intrusive and unconstitutional questionnaires, gun control, even The Associated Press phone records unconstitutionally extracted from phone carriers.
The May 7 edition of The Olympian included an article on taxes which referenced how “state and local governments in Washington are missing out on more than $1 billion every two years in uncollected tax revenue from online sales according to the Department Of Revenue.”
Substitute House Bill 1935 does not provide any funding for our state parks. There is an amendment proposed by Rep. Larry Seaquist with the same kind of bipartisan support that was behind the original HB 1935 — to put back into the bill the original language that was the core of the original bill and provided real funding for the state park system.
Why is Joint Base Lewis-McChord using Olympia airspace as a training ground for low-level military helicopters? The FAA requires that aircraft be 1,000 feet or higher above ground level. The flights are loud, obnoxious and unsafe for the residents.
Politicians, their lawyers and their Wall Street bankers, who pay them handsomely through campaign contributions to keep them in office, have come up with a word seldom used in everyday language by everyday working Americans: sequestration. Not confiscation, deprivation, execution, garnishment, impoundment, seizure, but sequestration.
The Republican governors are creating problems, instead of solving them. In the last election, they wanted voter ID and short time to vote, just to suppress the vote. They are going after unions, because unions usually support the Democrats. They can’t win votes on the merits of what their policies are. The policy of being against everything Barack Obama stands for, is getting old hat, and they need to be voted out of office.