Senator’s sorry remarks reflect divided Olympia

Sen. Maureen Walsh’s comment about nurses spending their day playing cards after introducing an amendment requiring an eight-hour shift just to make a political point is the epitome of what is wrong with our legislators. She did not expect her amendment to pass, but it did because the other side wanted to make a political point, too.

The Legislature engages in this petty bickering while ignoring serious issues. In the early ’80s, it gave “get out of jail free cards” to most criminals. That policy has come to fruition. Neighborhoods are under siege by addicts looting to support their habit. If brick-and-mortar retail survives online competition, unprosecuted, chronic shoplifting will destroy it.

I was encouraged when the Legislature finally passed legislation to mitigate natural disasters. Then, I learned it is only establishes another gubbermint procrastination committee.

Trump is right. We need a wall. Build it around Washington. Lock it from the outside to keep our policies from contaminating the rest of the USA.

– Bob Zimmerman

More in Letters to the Editor

We need to learn from the past

I read with sadness and horror Jesse Jose’s letter to the editor… Continue reading

Principled Pearson is the one for City Council

As someone who has had the privilege of meeting Auburn City Council… Continue reading

My take: Report attacks Trump

On my daily walk from where I live on Lakeland Hills to… Continue reading

Chuck Booth was a special, giving person

Chuck Booth worked for the Auburn School District at the same time… Continue reading

Auburn needs new leadership, thinking

Auburn leadership must think Auburn citizens are stupid, and they probably are… Continue reading

Auburn is growing too quickly

I’ve lived in Auburn for about 40 years now and it has… Continue reading

A home is a human right, not a privilege

What an instrumental step the city of Auburn has taken by hiring… Continue reading

Other weapons, woes confront us

As the most restrictive gun law in the nation goes in to… Continue reading

Paying too much

Opening the July 12 edition of the Opinion page, I was surprised… Continue reading

Vote yes for King County Proposition 1

As an avid bicyclist and hiker, I find it more and more… Continue reading

Let’s defuse fireworks

The fireworks law is a joke. Sure glad us taxpayers paid for… Continue reading

Fun on the Fourth?

The Fourth of July should be fun for everyone, if only the… Continue reading