Cut salaries of rich military contactors to save money As food stamp benefits decrease, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives wants to cut another $39 billion from food stamps over the next 10 years [“State will lose $144 million a year as food-stamp extra benefit expires,” NWFriday, Nov. 1]. At a time when poverty is growing, this…More
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Creating tomorrow’s leaders isn’t free As a senior, I am due to finish my high-school career in a number of weeks. After 12 years of schooling, I am on to a university. I was blessed with great teachers every year, but there is something I wish to address. There have been such significant budget cuts recently, and…More
King County needs to manage money better Guest columnist and King County Executive Dow Constantine tells the state to think of King County as a business and give it the carte blanche he needs in order to freely tax at away for transportation funding because — keeping with his metaphor — that’s good business [“Allow King…More
Bring back funding When state and federal programs are cut because of sequestration or austerity, our entire society suffers [“Cuts to food program hurt hungry kids, educational goals,” Opinion, April 19]. As members of Bread for the World, we study the effects of hunger and poverty, and see the beneficial results when programs that help poor and…More
Raise ticket prices Sequestration requires the Federal Aviation Administration to cut its budget by $637 million [“Some flight delays over FAA budget cuts,” News, April 23]. Since America’s airlines carried 736 million passengers last year, here’s a radical idea for the Congress to debate for the next 10 years: Raise the price of a ticket a…More