A tone deaf Legislature | Letter

The headline should have been “Legislators stole $900 M for the affluent Eastside” (Reporter, May 10)

While Washington taxpayers (including many Eastsiders) are feeling the sharp pinch and middle-class Washingtonians and small business owners are being pushed to the edge of bankruptcy, the Legislature boasts how they redistribute funds to various pet projects like $9 million for the Lake Washington Institute of Technology.

As I hear stories of despair, homelessness, hopelessness and people leaving our region, an article like this clearly illustrates the tone deaf nature of our Legislature.

Business owners are reeling from the devastation of employer mandates and tax increases and middle-class homeowners and retirees are being driven from their homes as bloated parasitical government gloats over record revenues.

#StopTaxingtheHELLOutofUs

Michelle Darnell

Kirkland

More in Letters to the Editor

Keep our waterfront parks clean | Letter

Keep our waterfront parks clean I read with interest the article in… Continue reading

Get Buttigieg on the ballot | Letter

As I was canvassing in Issaquah for signatures to put Pete Buttigieg… Continue reading

Still fighting for transportation solutions | Letter

The cartoonist for the Kirkland Reporter needs to do a little research… Continue reading

KCLS’s limited printing hurts communities | Letter

Did you know that local KCLS libraries will be cutting down print… Continue reading

Another installment in the Trump saga | Letter

Do we really have to wait another year for our elections —… Continue reading

Cultural misappropriation | Letter

On Saturday Nov. 2, families were invited to partake in a screening… Continue reading

Vote for Black |Letter

I am supporting Neal Black in his campaign for Kirkland City Council,… Continue reading

ADUs are a short-sighted answer | Letter

I was disappointed after reading the stance of the candidates for Kirkland… Continue reading

Vote for I-976 | Letter

I urge you to vote for Initiative 976. We don’t need trains… Continue reading

Bliesner is a quality candidate | Letter

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) school board position is one of… Continue reading

Vote for Morgan | Letter

I am writing to support Martin Morgan for the Kirkland City Council.… Continue reading

Falcone is the smart choice | Letter

In the race for Kirkland City Council Pos. 6, Amy Falcone is… Continue reading