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Not stupid, just mad as hell

Herb Limbaugh’s letter to the editor on Nov. 24 (“Help pay for street repairs”) states that it “gets to him” that we can’t or won’t pay an additional $30-$60 a year to help pay for our streets. I-976 really wasn’t about not wanting to pay the extra as much as it is about indiscriminate spending on the part of our legislature.

Ridiculous fees have been added to our license tabs for projects that have no benefit for us on the East Side, and I, for one, have had enough. For years now I have had to pay a weight fee on my motorcycle. Seriously?

Just like the never-ending increases in property taxes, license tabs, and ignoring the will of the people, I think the voters are trying to send a message: Enough is enough.

The voters of Spokane voted out a sports complex; it was ignored and will be built anyway. The voters of this state voted for I-976; our representatives are suing to have it overturned. I could list more examples, but what’s the point? What good is the democratic process of voting when we are deemed too stupid to know what’s good for us?

Are we a stupid bunch, Mr. Limbaugh?

No, just mad as hell and we don’t want to take it anymore.

Bill Foreman



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