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Elfers’ column wrong on the rich | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 13, 2016 at 12:45PM

Richard Elfers' last column maintained the mantras the liberals chant about the terrible rich 1 percent and their ways. Of course his laser focus pinpointed Donald Trump and his supposed inheritance of $100 million to $300 million, a figure disputed by Trump and his siblings. Let's pretend it was $100 million - so what? Is it Elfers' or like thinking people's business what anyone earns, inherits or accumulates? Rather than hate the "arrogant rich" mind your own house and do what it takes to achieve more if that is so important. Also, considering Trump started with a mere supposed $100+ million, had multiple bankruptcies yet turned it into $8-plus billion, he wasn't sitting about complaining.

 

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The world is too dangerous a place to have Hillary in the White House | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 8, 2016 at 11:13AM

After an eventful primary presidential election, it appears the presidential candidates have been chosen: Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton.

More on why Enumclaw shouldn’t allow gated communities | Letter to the Editor

  • Jul 1, 2016 at 12:05PM

Previously, I expressed reservations about the Planning Commission's proposed gated development section of Enumclaw's Comprehensive Plan (Courier-Herald, May 8). Essentially, my objections were that the enclosed housing tracts would thwart the stated goal of the Comprehensive Plan to enhance connections across the town and that a market-driven approach is not a plan, but the absence of one.

Mayor takes it too far, won’t let Black Diamond council members speak | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 1:30PM

Council member (Pat) Pepper asked "for the floor" to speak at the beginning and after each agenda item. The mayor (Carol Benson) obviously refused to call on her. The mayor may "preside" over the meeting, but she is not supposed to keep a council member from speaking. But she did. In contrast, the mayor's friend Council member (Janie) Edelman was able to talk at length.

Selfish to think Black Diamond can stay small amid general city growth | Letter to the Editor

  • Jun 17, 2016 at 12:12PM

OK, which other small town in King County would you make all the people move to as the population grows? Don't you think they feel the same way? Of course they do.

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