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Page 2 Wednesday, October 24, 2012 Questions for the GOP Dear Editor, As a reasonably, if some- times poorly, informed observer of the American political process, I would like to offer some simplis- tic views on the upcoming election. Economy: You are offered the 'trickle down' economic theory where money goes to the wealthy and big business and we, the poor and middle class benefit, but once money is at the top it is not used to create new jobs. How many new jobs have big companies created while receiving huge tax breaks? Social: You are offered many choices. Should men in Washington, or Idaho have the right to say to a woman, including a rape victim, "you cannot have an abortion;' or "you cannot use a contracep- tive"? What will happen if Idaho takes over the educational system? Will Idaho offer equal educa- tion for all Idaho children, and will that education be as good as in wealthier States? Environment: Should we ignore global warming and eliminate regulations on pollution and other Environmental problems because solutions would cost business money? Should we eliminate the FDA and trust food pro- ducers and importers" with our food and medicine safety? Foreign Relations: In an ironic twist, the GOP, instead of Democrats, says America should be the World's "policeman." Democrats now say there are four considerations, if attacked by a foreign power we fight; if we see conflicts in the Sudan, in Iraq, China, India or Pakistan, we try to work through the UN. If a "bad guy rules a country;' we try to get him out with sanctions, maybe that is why we went into Iraq, or was that was because of WMD? Today we have "bad guys" rul- ing in Syria, Iran, North Korea and dozens more countries. Would a GOP President send in troops to eliminate new Saddam Husseins? Health Care and Retirement: Is the plan for 50 different State Social Security systems effi- cient, or do we use the GOP favored YOYO plan (Your On Your On), or Medicare? These and other ques- tions have few definite answers from the GOP. When pressed, we get a tsunami of words and numbers but few if any real answers or details. I guess we have to answer these ourselves. fTed 7"rr_r Election. This caused the election to carry people into office who may not have normally made it. I for one ask the people of Adams County to write in Robin James for County Assessor. Robin is a state certi- fied appraiser, which the county has already paid for when Karen Hatfield retired. The county com- missioners appointed her (Robin James), in Karen's position. She has experi- ence in that position. The Republican winner does not have this experience The Adams County Record as Assessor. I also would like to point out that land and home assessment is not the only responsibility of an Assessor. They are in charge of the Department of Motor Vehicles, and answer to the State Department on matters of assessment, etc. I visited with some people at the state level, and you can too. To find out their full responsibilities, Google I for one don't want state officials to tell Adams County how to Dreyer is winning choice Amazing! I have a con= all people. I have known cern with write:ins. They her for several years and lose the primary and then I can say I have never still think they should run! heard anyone speak nega- Stacy Swift Dreyer IS tive about Stacy. She will clearly the winning choice make a great Assessor for change in our Adams for our County and will County Assessor's office, bring in a fresh approach She is dedicated, hon- to doing this job. She will est, has a background in work hard with all our office duties & finance and county property owners works extremely well with to achieve a win-win solu- Biggest Advantage to County is Dear Editor, Susie Green and I work Hello, my name is for the Adams County assess their property, nor to set land values the same as Treasure Valley. They are completely two different places. Weather, soil, weeds, everything is different here than in Boise Valley. If things are not done according to state guidelines, the state will do it for us at our expense - "more taxes:' I ask again to write in Robin James as County Assessor in the general election. E-do.ooj.d [x)e:xgd5 Ma,Sa tion. I know she will put in whatever is needed to gain the knowledge and skills for. this job and to serve Adams County in an exemplary manner. Vote Stacy for a fresh start! ,v'ea. Meadoa.x5 "Experience" Assessor. I have been with the Assessor's Office See EDITOR'S MAILBOX CONTINUED, page 8 . An Independent Candidate who will work for all Dear Editor, Several trips to the last Idaho Legislative session made me realize that the "whole" of Idaho's citizens are not being represented or heard. That is wrong, regardless of what party you are affiliated with. That is OUR Statehouse and OUR Legislature. This state and our country have become so divided that we are all being sold down the river for special interests and money. There is a candidate run- ning for Representative in District 9B, who I believe will represent all of us. Mary Sue Roach is a 32-year medical profes- sional. She served on the school board in Parma and cares about all of District 9B. Mary Sue will serve all of District 9 with respect- ful and responsible leader- ship. She supports indi- vidual and private prop- erty rights, : both yours and mine. She supports the Constitution and the Second Amendment right Of the people to keep and bear arms. She feels a high quality, well rounded cur- riculum for our students is imperative. She believes we need, and will work for, open ethics investigations and transparency in leader- ship. Mary Sue believes that government closest to the people works best and will work to see that we main- tain local control for our communities. I believe she will work beyond party politics to find reasonable solutions for ALL of us and will be an independent voice in the Idaho House at a time when one is desperately needed. Declare independence from party politics on November 6, and send Mary Sue to Boise to rep- resent ALL of us. 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