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Cutting public services not good for society

 

I could not disagree more strongly with Tom Sulewski's assertion that a Yes vote for Proposition 1 "would undercut momentum that exists in Olympia for a statewide transportation package.” Where does he see "momentum"? The Legislature has failed miserably to achieve any agreement, and is now on extended vacation. It is time the people stood up and did something if our elected representatives will not.

I am an ex-Brit, so come from a country where it is well accepted that to have the public services we expect, we need to pay for them. Which means taxes. I am proud to be a US citizen, but I am concerned that the majority of us want everything for nothing. Cutting public services is not the way to build a healthy society.

Syd Darlington, Bellevue

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