Arrow-right Camera

Get moving, D.C.

I don’t understand what’s going on in Washington, D.C. We elected our representatives to go there and govern, and be leaders for our country. They were sworn in to do these tasks. Instead they make a pledge to Grover Norquist that there will be no new taxes for corporations or the wealthy, only for the middle class and the poor.

The banks are swollen with money, but will not let loose to help homeowners or small businesses. Wall Street is off and doing the same things that got us into this mess, and there is nobody going to jail for the problems already caused. Just wait for the next one. They get the gold mine, we get the shaft.

In the Great Depression of the 1930s, the government built Hoover Dam and Grand Coulee Dam and hundreds of other projects to put people to work, but all we get from our representative is no.

Let’s all give our elected officials a call, and see if we can’t get something going.

Norm Ellefson



Top stories in Opinion

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.