Letters to the Editor

Governor is using simple math

Of course I don't want more kids in my daughter's classes. Of course I don't want to have to pay again to visit our parks - some of the most beautiful places in the U.S. Of course I don't want the Department of Ecology cut. They're trying to make the air as clean as it was the first time I saw Mt. Tahoma and make Budd Inlet as clear as Hood Canal was when I first went to Scenic Beach State Park.

But Gov. Chris Gregoire is proposing simple math, which elected Democrats and Republicans all over the country seem unable to understand. The deficits are so bad that just the questionable practice of raising taxes isn’t enough to bring government spending under control nor is just lowering taxes enough to bring spending under control.