Columnist sheds light on Koch brothers

Our economy, along with our political system, is broken and indeed destroying our democracy.

I was more impressed than I usually am with the Jan. 24 column (“Concern for common good is buried by greed”) by Rich Elfers. It was factual, relevant and particularly timely in light of the recent reports that Paul Ryan was rewarded a million dollars for his work on the new tax bill (which balloons the national debt and grossly exacerbates income inequality) by a $500,000 gift by the Koch brothers, and five separate $100,000 gifts from five other billionaires.

Our economy, along with our political system, is broken and indeed destroying our democracy. The Adolph Hitler quote from Mein Kampf (“Tell big lies long and loudly enough and people will believe you”) is also timely in that it not only applies to the Koch brothers but to our current president as well.

Jim Merrill

Enumclaw

More in Letters to the Editor

I wish I could stay in Enumclaw | Guest Columnist

There is a kindness and decency and desire to be a community in Enumclaw.

We live in frightening times

Our country is being torn apart from limb to limb, coast to coast.

Please help the Sumner Food Bank

We have a need for a walk-in freezer with a capacity of approximately 700 cubic feet.

Watch for deer when driving

Two have been killed in Bonney Lake in the past month.

Thank you for the fun holiday contests

And I would also like to thank Olsens Meats for supplying the corned beef and ham for the winners.

Thanks for an awesome bingo night

Byron Kibler PTA would like to thank the following local businesses (in… Continue reading

Voting for Trump not “a mistake”

Trump had 81 signed legislative accomplishments in his first year, breaking the record set by President Harry S. Truman.

NRA is not the root of the violence problem

How about writing a column addressing that question instead of just finger pointing?

Thank you, Enumclaw Schools Foundation

With the grant we were awarded we were able to purchase books for 20 students.

Save the Enumclaw pool

I believe by knowing the pool’s benefits, a vast majority of greater Enumclaw would still support the now Enumclaw Aquatic Center.

Be courteous, pay attention to the road

Slow down. Don’t tailgate. Put your cell phone away.

It’s time we admit we made a mistake

Electing a weak leader was bound to happen. It’s what we do after that matters.