Letters to the Editor

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

Young Brian’s liberal lies

Regarding your new Our Corner staff writer Brian Beckley.

Buckley firefighters wouldn’t ask for new station if it wasn’t necessary

Twenty-plus years ago we had just moved into Buckley. I looked out the window and saw the neighbor’s chimney was on fire. Within a minute or two of calling 911, the fire station’s siren went off and this man came flying around the corner on his bicycle, dropped the bike, ran up to the door and identified himself as a member of the fire department. Shortly thereafter, the fire engine came in the driveway, loaded with more firefighters in gear. The problem was quickly taken care of and they went on their way with a wave and a nod.

  • Apr 19, 2010

12 interesting thoughts on government

I have some very important things to talk about that I believe you will find very interesting and very disturbing.

Rep. Reichert should not seek re-election

Please permit me to again implore Congressman Reichert not to seek re-election.

  • Apr 12, 2010

Buckley fire station no longer meets community’s needs

During the next few weeks the citizens of Buckley have an important decision to make.

  • Apr 12, 2010

Enumclaw High’s ‘Peter Pan’ great for students and community

Recently, I treated myself to a morning matinee of the Enumclaw High School’s production of “Peter Pan.”

  • Apr 12, 2010

Reader asks Reichert not to run for re-election

Please permit me to again implore Congressman Reichert not to seek re-election.

Enumclaw Courier columnist got it wrong—healthcare reform is step toward socialism

Regarding your new Our Corner staff writer Brian Beckley. Judging by Brian’s photo he looks like a nice young guy, clean cut, college educated, but his youth also makes him ignorant and foolish in his writings. If we want to read liberal crap we can certainly read the failing Seattle Times or the failed P.I. on line. They failed because they cater to liberal/progressives/socialists which are about 25 percent of the population. People like me prefer the truth and the facts that go along with a subject.

  • Apr 12, 2010

Columnist does not understand Tea Party ideals

Editor’s note: the following is in response to The Courier-Herald’s March 24 Our Corner column.

  • Apr 5, 2010

New station is needed to better serve the public

I have followed the recent articles about the city of Buckley purchasing property for a new fire station and most recently, the city council passing… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2010

Other ways to honor vets than renaming highway

The following is in response to a March 31 article about discussions in Bonney Lake to rename Old Sumner-Buckley Highway.

They should keep the road’s name the same

In regard to your article on the Sumner-Buckley Highway (Courier-Herald, March 31).

Residents urged to attend Transit meeting

I would personally like to remind citizens of east Pierce County to attend the public meeting hosted by Pierce Transit on Monday, April 5, from… Continue reading

Christian values not seen from the right wing

Repuglicans, in spite of their posturing, obviously are not Christians.Christ wanted us to take care of each other, Repugnicans do not want to help you… Continue reading