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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

DOT needs to share licensing data

We were disappointed to learn that Washignton State Department of Transportation doesn’t bother to share licensing data with its Good2Go! department, and this costs us money. The DOT required us to buy our Jeep a brand new license tag this year (Annoyance No. 1), which we did just last month.

Possibly that very same day, the Jeep crossed over Tacoma Narrows Bridge with its permanent Good2Go! sticker. Instead of automatically recognizing the new license tag with the sticker, GoodToGo! initiated a pay-by-mail toll bill for the non-member price of $6 (Annoyance No. 2).

It is a wonderfully sophisticated system — all that recognition in the blink of a 60 m.p.h. eye — and yet they don't bother to link the info and save a poor retired schmuck the extra two bucks. I’ll bet you could get some 12-year-old to fix up your software in a jiffy. Consider this a formal suggestion.

Now, assuming the suggestion will be ignored, here's another one: how about at least putting some kind of alert on the paperwork for that shiny new licen se tag telling me I’d better go update my GoodToGo! information before I drive the darn thing across a toll bridge?

Cheryl and Austin Miller | Port Orchard

Liberal Democrats increase government

According to the liberal, progressive Democrats we have been in a war on poverty since 1965 under President Lyndon B Johnson.  This war has cost the taxpayers  just moe than $16 trillion on the national level and many hundreds of billions at the state level.

Poverty is higher today than it was in 1965 and that means this transfer of money is doing the opposite of what the Liberal Democrats say it will. Our state budget went up 7.7 percent this last time and the liberal, progressive Democrats wanted it to go up 11 percent which would have caused more taxes and fees.

Our current state senator, Nathan Schlicher, is a liberal, progressive Democrat who wants to increase our taxes and the size of state government programs that transfer money from those who work to those who don't.

Democrats call this progress, but I call this theft via use of the vote.  It is time to stop this thievery by voting Schlicher out of office.

This past state Legislative session saw the liberal, progressive Democrats try to regulate gun ownership to the point where we would have extreme difficulty passing the roadblocks they wanted to own a gun. These regulations are anti -U.S. Constitution and specifically the Second Amendment. Schlicher was for these rotten regulations and should be voted out of office.

The progressive, liberal Democrats have now increased our government size with their socialized medicine program, ObamaCare.

This program robs health care from the elderly and gives it to the poor, mostly nonworkers. Schlicher is supportive of this type of theft from the elderly.

It is time to vote Nathan Schlicher out of office.

Patrick Pettyjohn | Port Orchard

Angel is proud to be a Republican

Jan Angel is a Republican and proud to be. Susan Cruver states ads being played are negative to Sen. Nathan Schlicher. I am guessing she is a Democrat and not receiving the phone calls I am which are very negative against Angel.

She is being accused of being against education, military,  jobs and women's rights. These are all untrue. Angel strives for education at all levels, has always supported military, women's rights and knows it is important to create jobs. And to control spending. She served Kitsap County for eight years as a county commissioner and state Representative since 2009.

Yes, Jan did vote to pass the budget with valid reasons. I suggest to anyone who wants to know why she did, to call and ask her and she will give you the truth.

Democrats always trash the opponent, because they cannot win on their merits. And they will trash Jan until voting day. Yes, she has my vote because she is one of a few politicians I trust.

Ruby Ryan | Port Orchard

 

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