GOP handles it wisely

I just got my home tax evaluation in the mail from the assessor’s office. It went up nearly 25 percent. I’ll bet you are in the same boat.

I live on 17 acres that have had four new restrictions put on it during the time Al Gore and Bruce Babbitt and their group have been controlling the environment. 1. I cannot build 200 to 300 feet from my back property line anymore because it is backed by forest land. 2. I cannot build within 200 feet (each side) of my creek that has no fish in it. 3. I cannot use land near wetlands areas, about another 100-foot strip. There are no fish, no birds, just flies and mosquitoes. 4. I now cannot cut a group of alders in the middle of my pasture without signing an agreement with the government that I will not build or subdivide for six years. If I cut my trees, I face a $10,000 fine.

It seems to me if half of my land isn’t buildable, the property should go down in value, not up.

Also, thanks to environmentalists, I can no longer take my grandchildren to the nearby lake without paying a fee. House prices are going up because environmentalists don’t want us cutting trees. Prohibiting clearcuts has brought out-of-control forest fires.

Now Al Gore, Interior Secretary Brue Babbitt, Gov. Gary Locke and Public Lands Commissioner candidate Mike Lowry want to take down our dams. With oil prices soaring, how are we going to pay the new electric bills that will result? Are these people really for the middle class and poor or are they for animals and land?

The solution: Vote Republican – they care about the environment; they are just not extremists.

Snohomish

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