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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: A Call for Sanity

This Letter to the Editor was written by student Harvey Shwartz


Here are direct quotes from CBC Radio: “After the long, 11-week election season, election day is finally here. If you’re not registered, it’s not too late. Go to any polling place today.” This is an interesting contrast to our system of endless elections and difficulty registering for some.

Justin Trudeau favors lower taxes on the middle class and higher taxes on the ultra-rich and a generous benefit system. Does that remove the incentive to work and create jobs?

Denmark has universal health care, free college education and heavily subsidized daycare. The ultra-rich are highly taxed. Employment percentages and happiness (via numerous studies) are much higher than here. 

Locally, there is a flood of coal-company money coming into our election to support Propositions 1, 2,and 3. They want to pillage Whatcom County’s pristine coastline, and the planet, for a few years of profitability before leaving us with a monumental environmental cleanup.

Support sanity and Propositions 9 and 10. Elect leaders that will think ahead, such as Todd Donovan and Satpal Sidhu.

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