Empty promises, empty pockets
Every election we hear all these promises and accusing each other of different things so we vote for the wrong people sometimes and regret it. A president who won’t make any changes that will help. A new governor who said no new taxes but after being elected he says the state will need some tax increases. His transportation people go on Sunday morning talk shows and say the gas tax needs to be increased by nine cents. They pushed for everyone to get electric cars and now the people with gas cars are going to get punished.
The city of Wenatchee has a new judge who moved up the ladder after a close election but the lawyer who ran against her was considered to fill her old position. Some lawyers have had problems with the judge who moved up and refuse to bring cases to her court. Why weren’t these problems brought up during election as maybe the outcome would have been different?
We have a new legislator who said at a forum that if given the opportunity he would get rid of the superintendent of schools and now he is on the education commission. He complained abut Mike Armstrong getting outside money but, in fact, the money was from companies who have employees in the 12th district. His budgeting was bad because his hundreds of signs cost so much that friends of mine got letters asking for more money to pay off his debts from his campaign. He can’t control his own money but now he is working with your money.
We have gas companies who don’t care about your wallet, only their pocket. If it weren’t for Costco and Fred Meyer gas prices would be out of site. Why do our prices go up because a refinery in Texas has a fire?
We all need to let our local, state and national politicians know they need to work for us as our pockets are getting empty.
Dewey W. Stedman
Tax dollars at work
Hearty congratulations to the Douglas County first responders and the accompanying ambulance crew who came to the rescue of a local restaurant patron Friday evening in East Wenatchee.
My wife and I witnessed the speedy and professional manner in which these protectors of our emergency medical needs again proved their collective importance — in this case to a young lady who was stricken with an apparent life-threatening illness. A sheriff department deputy was the first on the scene as the 911 call went out. It was but a short few moments before the first ambulance appeared and with the greatest caring and speed they began to apply chest compressions as the patient was laid on the floor of the restaurant.
When her breathing returned she was gently lifted onto the recovery board and then to the wheeled stretcher that took her to the waiting ambulance just outside the door.
The scene was not pretty, but the effective speed and professional manner attributed to this team needs to come with a collective “thank you” from all of us who may someday need their service. Professional, efficient and fully in control. Our tax dollars at work!
F. Parker McCreary