Letter: Legislators spend beyond our means
Monday, August 22, 2011
The Democratically controlled Legislature in Washington state is at it again, trying to overturn voter mandates in order to push their own agendas and keep spending money regardless of the opinion of their constituents. I am speaking of our legislators latest attempt to ignore the will of the people regarding our approval of the supermajority Initiative 1053.
This course of action by our elected officials is becoming increasingly redundant. Remember Initiative 601 that they overturned, the $30 vehicle tabs that they continue to whittle at? Or how about having to vote for something every two years simply because the Legislature didnt like how we voted? Members of the state House and Senate, like spoiled children, do not like to hear the word no. Spending beyond their means is the only thing they seem to understand.
Unless we the voters do something about this situation we can expect more of the same. For me the solution is simple, anyone who signs on to the lawsuit to overturn Initiative 1053 or who goes against voter mandates (64 percent of us approved I-1053) should be voted out. Then, and only then, will we return to a government of the people, by the people and for the people.