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July 19, 2013 at 6:25 AM

King County’s bond fund investments

Let taxpayers make their own investments

Bruce Ramsey’s column about the county’s recent loss of $38 million IOUs from two European “structured investment vehicles” containing “dodgy American mortgages” made by the King County Bond fund raises several questions. [“King County’s Bronx cheer for Wall Street’s bond raters,” Opinion, July 17.]

Why can’t the county reveal what the actual loss was after a settlement was reached?

If this bond fund is currently holding $4.5 billion, the money it has collected from taxpayers, why aren’t our taxes lowered?

Let us, the taxpayers, make our own investments.

Bob Dorse, Seattle

Comments | Topics: bond, county, fund

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