Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor for Jan. 18

Governor, legislators must lead by example

State workers’ wages have been frozen, and medical premiums have increased across the board and will continue to increase. There have been layoffs and there will be more.

In all fairness to state employees, if there are going to be employee furloughs, which cost state workers dollars out of their paychecks, then:

1. The governor, if she really supports her workers, will take a reduction in her pay as well.

2. All legislators need to do their part and happily take a reduction in their pay too.

That way, when state employees can no long afford their house payments and their medical premiums, they will feel good about not being able to pay.

If they are all in it together, then stand up and show them what you’re really made of. Perhaps state executives should take their pay cuts first!


Throw the rascals out

How much longer are we going to put up with politicians? I just cannot believe what I see happening every day. A majority of the people want no part of the so-called Obama health care plan but they are going to ram it down our throats, like it or not.

I have been under the impression that Congress and the president worked for us and not the other way around.

I am a military retiree, 85 years old. I have asked Sen. Patty Murray, Sen. Maria Cantwell and Rep. Adam Smith a number of times how this bill will affect us, and they do not have the guts to answer. So much for our elected officials.

I hope all who read this remember the worthless bums at next election time. Do not vote for an incumbent.

Wake up and get rid of these people. Hopefully, after a few changes, we can get someone who works for us, and not themselves and their leaders.

BILL LOCK, Olympia