Letters to the Editor

Pres. Obama’s statements on Arizona immigration law ‘irresponsible’

Today on the radio I heard the president of the United States utter an amazing statement. He was referring to the law recently passed in the state of Arizona, (SB 1070, Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act), which in part allows local law enforcement to take steps to determine a person’s legal status here in the U.S.

Progressive movement aims for U.S. socialism

In response to the letters of April 27, 2010, preferring “progressivism.”The letter writers in last week’s paper obviously don’t have any time allotted for reading… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

Liberals are spouting far-fetched baloney

The liberals ganged up on Mr. DeVol with some of the farthest fetched baloney I’ve read in some time.The police and fire department, bridge department,… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

Losing lifestyle so a few can profit from land?

After reading the article concerning the proposed annexation to Enumclaw of 300 acres, I just had to shake my head in amazement.I can appreciate that… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

Enumclaw has lost one of its shining stars

Enumclaw is losing a shining star in Walt Bennett.Walt, Liz and their kids Hanna and Will are moving to Monterey, Calif., where Walt accepted the… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

States must act where the feds have failed us

In an incredibly bold move, Arizona lawmakers passed their version of immigration reform. The governor then passed it into law. After the bill was signed… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

School teachers do far more than classroom work

Thank a teacher this week.Your Enumclaw School Board asks you to join in saluting all Certificated Staff this week!We wish to express our gratitude for… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

Socialism is evil in every country it invades

Michael Bowler’s letter (Courier-Herald, April 21) helped make Mr. DeVol’s point. It is a fact, the result of the passage of the healthcare bill, hundreds… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2010

Kudos to those who still care about less fortunate

A big thanks to Chris Quiles, John Meadows and Daniel Scribner for their letters in your April 27, 2010, issue. My gratitude to all of… Continue reading

Liberal letter writers full of ‘baloney’

The liberals ganged up on Mr. DeVol with some of the farthest fetched baloney I’ve read in some time.The police and fire department, bridge department,… Continue reading

Don’t attack Beckley, attack his opinions (with facts)

Mr. DeVol, I’m not sure why you felt the need to level a personal attack against a newspaper columnist (Courier-Herald, April 21), but you only exposed yourself as a product of Fox News and the Beck/Palin shallow mentality that passes for learned debate today.

Critics of Beckley’s columns and Obama should check their sources

Ted DeVol wrote a letter to the editor (Courier-Herald, April 21) denigrating Brian Beckley and calling his writings “ignorant and foolish.” I strongly disagree with Ted’s assessment. Mr. Beckley’s editorials in “Our Corner” are a welcome and refreshing addition to The Courier-Herald, especially after years of being subjected to guest commentaries by Glenn-Beck-in-skirt (Adele Ferguson).

Where was tax rhetoric during the Bush years?

Repugnican/tea hypocrites – where was your loud tax rhetoric during the Bush misadministration? Clinton handed Bush a financial surplus. Bush handed Obama a financial deficit.… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2010

Writer appears part of Beck/Palin shallow mentality

Mr. DeVol, I’m not sure why you felt the need to level a personal attack against a newspaper columnist (Courier-Herald, April 14), but you only… Continue reading

  • Apr 26, 2010

Where was the Tea Party during the Bush Administration?

Repugnican/tea hypocrites – where was your loud tax rhetoric during the Bush misadministration? Clinton handed Bush a financial surplus. Bush handed Obama a financial deficit.… Continue reading

Buckley firefighters have simply run out of space

The City of Buckley is currently trying to pass a bond to construct a new fire station. There are many reasons why your department needs to replace the current station which was built in 1951.

  • Apr 20, 2010

Washington’s ‘small business taxes are obscenely high’

As a small-business owner, I am disgusted with our Legislature. What are they thinking? Raising more taxes is wrong. They need to do what we are all doing. Relook at contracts that are too expensive; cut hours; don’t layoff, just prune hours and salaries. They need to stop adding to our tax burden. Our small business taxes are obscenely high and are driving many out of business. Bankers in this area need to start reaching out to small business owners to help them. Sitting on their bailout money does no good for anyone.

  • Apr 20, 2010

Health care law ends business ‘double-dipping,’ saves taxpayer dollars

I’m certainly glad that Mr. DeVol doesn’t bother himself with reading “liberal crap.” But then if he had, he probably would have had a better understanding of the myth of large companies losing $100 million dollars due to the new health care bill. He would have learned that this “loss” is pretty much a paper loss only, since what the new health care bill does in this area is change the law signed by President Bush under Medicare Part D, giving these large corporations a cash subsidy of $1,300 per retiree per year to help pay for prescription drug costs incurred by those retirees.

  • Apr 20, 2010