Santa Maria Sun / Letter To The Editor
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 14, Issue 29
Oust the crash-test dummies
Zach Moore - Santa Maria
Here we go again. A government shutdown is looming. It feels like Groundhog Day 2. According to Congress, partisan politics and posturing are more important than diligent governing. Democracy has evolved into a messy, broken system. Politics is a tug-of-war game, and the people are the rope. We the people need to come up with some helpful solutions.
For instance, stop payment to all politicians. Demand that the politicians pay for all of their health insurance costs. Cut the Defense Department budget by 50 percent. Tax all incomes that are diverted to tax-free havens overseas. Tax all corporations. Our infrastructure needs major funding for the next 20 years, as does our education system.
Congress is incompetent and displays no leadership. The only way that America can move forward responsibly is to empower ourselves and don’t vote! Send these crash-test dummies their pink slips.
August and everything after: Locals have struggled to piece together the narrative that's followed six Cal Poly student arrests South County communities plan for low Lopez levels SLO County airport has big plans for a new terminal Cougars & Mustangs Shandon residents say issues with the mail have gotten out of control A dry November: Candidates vying for two Cambria Community Services District seats talk about the town's water woes The SLO City Council is hung up on a decision to override the Airport Land Use Commission on future planning