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Johnson is smart choice

As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Adm. Mike Mullen said, the biggest threat we have to our national security is our debt. Osama bin Laden said he wanted to bankrupt America by getting it involved in military actions it could not win.

President Barack Obama is spending trillions of dollars to destroy our country by maintaining an American presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, initiating and expanding military operations in Pakistan and Libya, and is threatening action in Syria and Sudan.

Mitt Romney’s concern is Obama is not wasting enough of our national resources on foreign intervention in countries that pose no national security threat, and criticizes the lack of a blockade or other military action against Iran when every intelligence agency says there is no indication Iran has a nuclear weapons program.

Gary Johnson of the Libertarian Party is the only candidate with a realistic concern and plan of action for our economy. He will bring our troops home and propose a balanced budget in 2013. Romney/Ryan will balance the budget in 27 years if no future administration or Congress changes their plan and if their unrealistic assumptions of future unemployment and economic growth become reality. Obama has no plan to balance anything.

David Wordinger

Medical Lake


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Editorial: Washington state lawmakers scramble to keep public in the dark

State lawmakers want to create a legislative loophole in Washington’s Public Records Act. While it’s nice to see Democrats and Republicans working together for once, it’s just too bad that their agreement is that the public is the enemy. As The Spokesman-Review’s Olympia reporter Jim Camden explained Feb. 22, lawmakers could vote on a bill today responding to a court order that the people of Washington are entitled to review legislative records.