Opinion

I-695, logo change spark concern

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Finally, something that will benefit the working class and those

on retirement with fixed incomes (Initiative 695). For the elderly, it could

pay a light bill or two. A young family might use the money to buy

school clothes for the kids.

The money will be circulated and used. The state will still collect a

lot of money via sales tax. The big difference here is they will not be getting

a huge sum all at once. I wonder how often we wind up funding

someone's pet project that has little or no value to the average taxpayer. Rather

than use the money for something we need, I tend to think they just sit on it

and wait for more money.

Do we really need to change the King County logo? I'm not

saying Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. isn't worthy of honors. Changing the

logo would cost an estimated three to four million dollars. There has to be a

more practical use for that much money.

The taxpayers must find a way to make our local government more

accountable financially, or we have nothing to look forward to but more of

the same: ever higher taxes and a reduced standard of living for most of us.

Cleo Soister

Fall City

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