It’s time for public to stand up and be heard


The massive spending spree that the Democrats want, starting with the $800 billion-plus stimulus bill earlier this year and only went to massive size businesses. Did it help the economy? Did it stop the job losses? Now they want to burden Americans with a government-managed healthcare plan. It is estimated this will cost $2,300 per family each year for the next 10 years. Then the Democrats want to pass a cap and trade bill which will cost each family in America somewhere between $1,700 to $5,000 per year in higher fees, taxes and increased cost to produce everything. This one will kill millions of jobs.

Democrats have always wanted America to be a more socialist country and have only been able to move us slowly into socialism.Right now the Democrats own the Senate, House and the White House and are currently driving America to socialism at

60 mph.

There is only one state in America that has been under complete Democrat control for over 40 years. That state is Michigan, a huge union population that has great influence on elected officials (like the WEA here in Washington). This has given Democrats full control of that state for 40-plus years.

In Detroit, Mich., the average house can be purchased for under $8,000. Those collecting unemployment checks are about 20 percent. Of course the number of unemployed is much higher because the government only counts the unemployed as those receiving a check from the government. Funny how you aren’t counted if the government isn’t giving you assistance.

Washington state has been under Democratic control for many years and no one talks about it, but we are in debt at a higher percentage than California per capita. That means in Washington state our Democrat-controlled state is spending more per person than they are in California. Do we really want our state and our entire country to become like Michigan? Really? Is that what we want?

Sitting on your butts watching “Biggest Loser” won’t help you or America. Contact politicians and tell them what you think. Someone is telling them they want socialism, Marxism and communism. Is that really what Americans want? I say hell no. Stand up and be heard before that truck hits you at 60 mph.

Ted DeVol


Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 500 words or less.

More in Letters to the Editor

LtE bug
Facts and statistics about police shootings

Everyone should agree that we ought to eliminate excessive force and violence on all sides.

LtE bug
Columnist on abortion doesn’t consider the mother

Dan Shannon writes as if considering only the most hypothetical aspects of abortion.

LtE bug
Fisher for Enumclaw School Board

He is trained, tested and thoughtful in developing a position on the board.

LtE bug
Here’s hoping next council races are contested

Enumclaw needs candidates who don’t simply kowtow to the business community.

LtE bug
Fish ladder decision outside Buckley council’s power

Clarifying the record raised by a previous letter-writer.

LtE bug
Vaccine mandates go against the grain of freedom

Hundreds of people are now out of work, and yet no one is any safer for it.

LtE bug
Milage taxes will affect the less well-off

It will be decades or longer, if ever, that a majority will be driving hybrids or electric vehicles.

LtE bug
Responses to letter writers, columnists

Thoughts on the many letter writers in the recent edition of the Courier-Herald.

LtE bug
Crimes by illegal immigrants are 100 percent preventable

Shannon’s column told it like it is.

Most Read