Letter: Party line draws too much influence

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Reported in a July 10 story, state Sen. Rodney Tom, D-Medina, wants to "Fine lawmakers for overtime sessions." I say, why fine them for playing politics with Washington voters' issues? Why not fine their respective parties? After all, it appears that they are working for their parties and not the voters who put them in office. If they are more interested in their parties than the voters, don't let the parties pay just the fine, let the parties pay for their wages and benefits for the extra sessions.

Whoa! Let's not stop there. Why not have the parties pay for all of the sessions until the lawmakers start representing the people whom they are working for? But I regress. Unfortunately, that is what they are doing now.

Ken L. Foster

Vancouver