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Friday's Letters to the Editor

<b>Shameful cuts</b>

EDITOR: Members of the Santa Rosa City Council and the director of transit should ride city buses between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. for a week. They would see the little old ladies with their two-wheeled shopping carts, the young mothers with their toddlers, the old men with their canes and the hordes of school children riding the bus. Are these the people who they want to raise taxes on by raising prices and cutting service ("Double hit for bus riders," Wednesday)?

These people do not contribute to election campaigns, but the council is supposed to represent all the people of Santa Rosa. The rest of us are watching the council's shameful behavior.

It is a shame that the city didn't have a plan to replace the federal stimulus funds. We cannot believe that decreasing bus lines and increasing the rates was the only option.

JANICE and MICHAEL EUNICE

Santa Rosa

<b>Focus on Benghazi</b>

EDITOR: It must have been very difficult for the Washington Post and Associated Press to write the articles published in Wednesday's paper. Four articles about the CIA, director David Petraeus, Marine Gen. John Allen and the Justice Department and no mention of Benghazi, Libya and the deaths of four Americans — two CIA men, our ambassador and a member of his staff — who had reported unrest surrounding them and asked for help to no avail.

Thank goodness Sen. Dianne Feinstein is involved and upset with the Libya situation. Perhaps she may shed some light on why you have been misled.

This is about the White House mishandling a deadly situation, not just about an investigation by the FBI into possible security leaks. Petraeus has agreed to testify before the investigative committee, and I hope this paper and all the others will report all the outcomes honestly and without bias.


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