Re: “Did Sound Transit trick voters?” (TNT, 5/17).
Nobody enjoys paying car tabs, yet our transportation infrastructure requires serious attention. Funding likely won’t come anywhere but from Puget Sound residents.
Washingtonians demand quality schools, yet wait for elected officials to meaningfully compromise on the McCleary funding obligation. That’s costing $100,000 a day.
Recently I received an email newsletter from State Sen. Steve O’Ban. The subject line read “Tax cut or tax hike?” The second paragraph began, ”Unfortunately, the leadership of the other party in the House has passed a long wish-list -- without the money to pay the bill.”
The senator implied tax cuts can solve these issues. Rather than reach some meaningful compromise, which I expect as a constituent of O’Ban, it would appear the senator merely passes blame. Complex issues, like the ones brought up in the newsletter (and in this Sound Transit article), will require compromise.
Perhaps it is time to elect someone who will live that out that. After all, in the words from the senator’s website: “The best solutions for the people of Washington will often be bi-partisan.”
Quit the finger pointing, please.