Republicans are not the party of change | Letter to the Editor
Mr. Rich Elfers‘ article about Republicans being the party of change – with a question mark, no less – makes me wonder if conservatives are now liberals. No, probably not. Both parties have their own ideas and they have had their own ideas for a long, long time. The term conservative means opposed to change, but Republicans certainly seem to effect change.
For instance, George W. Bush, remember that guy? George changed 60 percent of the people where I work from having jobs to not having jobs. George changed our work week from five days to three days. George changed the remaining work force from having health insurance to not having health insurance. Again, remember, this wasn’t that long ago. But this isn’t even the half of it. George changed the real estate market. Millions lost their homes. George changed the stock market, look out below; it lost thousands of points. George changed the job market…millions lost their jobs. And now they want to privatize Social Security.
If Republicans show me Herbert Hoover, I’ll show them George W. Bush, two peas in the same pod. The next Republican president, let me guess – Hoover, Herbert Hoover.
Republicans are not the party of change, they are the party of the past and so was George W. Bush, a person with a very bad case of what is known as Hooveritis. A horrible disease.
Bills show hundreds of residents doubled or tripled their water usage in the past two months, but many say they’ve not increased, or even decreased, their water consumption, and the city’s system must be wrong.
For the last decade, Ellen Boyd has been taking care the city of Buckley, most recently as its director of the youth center, senior center and parks department. So when Ellen was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian germ cell cancer, her friends decided it was time the community she dedicated her life to should come out to support her.
Mushroom pickers hiking just outside Greenwater recently stumbled upon a spooky scene — a human skull among the ‘shrooms.
Oakpointe is gearing up to start home construction in the Ten Trails project in Black Diamond — the developer is only waiting for is final authorization by the City Council. Final plat authorization was submitted by Oakpointe to city staff on Aug. 30, and after staff review, sent to the City Council for action on the Oct. 5 meeting. Council tabled the item to the Oct. 19 meeting. Additionally, a new roundabout opened in the city.
Some Black Diamond residents have been the target of a recent phone scam by an individual that identifies themselves as a police officer, at times using a legitimate officer’s name.