Re: "Holidays, slowdown nearly shut down port" (TNT, 2-12).
The port dispute started Oct. 31. I called Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell Feb. 12 and asked why the slowdown at West Coast ports is allowed to continue and what are the senators currently doing about it?
The response from both offices was that the senator is aware of the problem and thus far has taken no action.
These politicians, our elected representatives, have not addressed an issue that is having devastating negative effects on the very people who elected them.
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Eastern Washington farmers I talked to are furious and do not understand why no action has been taken to solve their problem. In another situation, an importer of fertilizer from China was forced to pay an extra $30,000 in ship rental time because of the slowdown. He is fortunate in that he will pass on this fee to us when we purchase this product.
Maybe these puppets you elected should hear from you.