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Reader supports Arbogast for senator

Our Aug. 5 primary election is fast approaching.

Judy Arbogast attends the same church as I and I’ve always admired her unbelievable energy and public relations skills to to get things done. She has set her sites for state senator in District 26, where she can make a difference in making education a priority, in investing in roads and transportation and creating jobs.

I was surprised to learn that Judy’s opponent is the state chairman for the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC has been characterized by Bloomberg Business Week as a “bill laundry” for corporate policy ideas.

Jan Angel chose to protect tax loopholes for big oil companies instead of more money for kids’ schools (House Bill 2038).She also sided with big insurance and sponsored legislation that would have cut access to life-saving cancer screenings and coverage for diabetes and autism screenings for kids (HB 1361).

The effective corporate tax (what companies actually pay) was 42.5 percent in 1960, but fell to 17.8 percent in 2012. Corporate profits after tax increased 44 percent from 2008 to 2012. But the U.S. median household income fell 5 percent during the years. Arbogast is not beholden to special interests.

Arbogast for state Senate.

Donna Munro | Bremerton

 

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