Tuesday's Letters to the Editor

Early campaigning

EDITOR: As most people know, county property taxes are due on Feb. 1 and late on April 10. I received a phone call with the name "Sundstrom David," which is the name of the Sonoma County assessor. I thought, "Ah, there must be a problem with my check." So I listened to the message, and it was a campaign ad for Sundstrom.

I'm not sure when the next election is, but I'm guessing that it is in June. I feel misled by Sundstrom's call, and I wonder why his campaign is robocalling so early — and calling when taxes are due.

I'll have a hard time voting for Sundstrom, no matter what his other qualifications may be.



Blame to share

EDITOR: While in your area, I read E.J. Dionne's column in which he said House Speaker John Boehner "threw in the towel on raising the debt ceiling" ("Boehner's Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah House," Friday). He made a statement so totally inane I felt compelled to respond: "It marked the end of a dismal experiment during which the right wing of the conservative movement did all it could to make the United States look like a country incapable of governing itself rationally." The experiment referred to was the effort to get some reduction of spending in return for increasing the debt ceiling, thereby reducing the continual spending that outstrips revenue by $750 billion to $1 trillion annually.

Hot flash: Any entity be, it person, company, state or country that continues to pile up enormous debt relative to income with no consideration whatsoever to reducing expenditures is incapable of governing itself rationally. And the president and the Democratic-controlled Senate, in their refusal to even discuss any reduction, confirmed we are that country. It is disingenuous to single out one portion of Congress when all are guilty. They spend too much time keeping their jobs and too little time doing their job.


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