EDITOR: Once again, we are told that the state has a budget deficit. This time the deficit is projected to be $16 billion. And again we are being told by Gov. Jerry Brown that this deficit “will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases.”
I, for one, am tired of the scare tactics and threats. Why not look for places to cut spending? There are more than 360 agencies listed at http://www.ca.gov/apps/agencies.aspx. All of these agencies to look at for possible waste of our tax money and the governor again has to threaten me, us, with severe cuts to schools and public safety?
Have you too had enough? Are you ready to stop the scare tactics? Why should I tell the governor that it's OK for him to take more of my money to play with? Write a letter to the governor, and tell him what you think about his scare tactics and his inability to live with the taxes now received. And then let your vote be heard loud and clear.
No new taxes.
EDITOR: A key to an economic rebound is producing goods and services in the private sector. A dollar is only created when resources are combined with labor and ingenuity. In the 2nd Congressional District, only Stacey Lawson has real experience in that process.
One other candidate makes his living challenging the structure of private enterprise. Another was an environmental attorney for nonprofits. They are not known for creating jobs in manufacturing or construction. Or ask LucasFilms how it is to do business in Marin County.
A busy or frustrated person may not vote. An optimist may vote across party lines. A robot votes the party ticket. The new open primary intensifies the need to vote realistically. I believe it is important that Republicans such as myself reach across party lines to support Lawson. Unfortunately, a Republican will not be elected from this district for some time. Therefore, I would encourage all voters to look at the records of the candidates in actually contributing to the economy and join me in voting for Stacey Lawson for Congress.