Golf tourney tops off whole farce

Regarding the Sunday editorial, “U.S. Open field trip permission slip for legislators”: I’m sure that there are some reasonably able, hard-working and deserving lawmakers in Olympia. I just don’t know of any, literally or figuratively. It’s difficult if not impossible to tell whether or not an individual lawmaker is doing a good job. All we can go by is performance as a whole and using that measure, I would have to say that, as a whole, they are failing miserably.

We know that if you don’t do your job in the private sector you don’t last long, so why should our legislators be any different? It would be entirely different if the reasons for inaction were because of difficult decisions, but decisions in Olympia are not being made simply because they can’t compromise. Because if political ideologies. They will call their inability to do the job as being responsible to their constituency, but if they weren’t getting paid for their overtime how many extra sessions do you suppose we would have? And being responsible means that you do your job right. Right? And they accepted a raise for themselves this year to boot! How many of you didn’t do your job and received a raise in the private sector?

I think the topper to the whole farce is the free attendance to the big golf tournament. I’m not a big golf fan, but why, in the name of whatever is right in the world, do these folks deserve free anything? Let alone something that many would give up many things to attend.

You know what, folks? You and I are responsible, really, because we don’t do our own job as private citizens. How many of us can even name our own legislators? Far too many of us are perfectly happy to shrug off our duty as a private citizen and find excuses not to do it. In that respect, we sadly deserve exactly what we are getting from Olympia.

Kari Morgan


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