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May 31, 2009 at 6:00 AM

Project funding

In hard times, rich areas shouldn’t request money

OK, so the state of California is sliding into the financial toilet due to the same two-thirds voting rule that hamstrings our Legislature from fixing state funding. At the same time, the tony San Diego suburb of La Jolla is spending $700,000 on recordings of barking dogs to keep seals off the beaches [“San Diego to blast seals from beach with dog noise,” seattletimes.com, Nation & World, May 23].

At least the super-wealthy burg of Medina withdrew its application for federal stimulus funds to fix a fountain. I know what kind of shovel that’s ready for!

What is it with the rich? Do they just not get it?

— Stephen Lamphear, Burien

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