I read with great interest the Oct. 9 article, “Would-be county chiefs debate,” which reported that Aaron Reardon wants to retain jobs and diversify our economy while at the same time supporting drastic ergonomic regulations that would force businesses out of this county and state. It is not surprising the young candidate for county executive, the highest elected county position, would like to have it both ways. It is a shame that he doesn’t realize the real business world doesn’t work that way.
The most startling Reardon position in the debate concerned Boeing, which supports Initiative 841. He said to a Boeing representative: “You’re wrong on this issue.” Now, when Boeing should be supported in Snohomish County, Mr. Reardon wants to sacrifice jobs by putting yet another costly bureaucratic nail in their business coffin. Reardon is again showing his youthful inexperience in his approach to securing our county’s economic prosperity.
The only way we are going to create and keep jobs is by getting rid of wasteful regulations. It is successful businesses, not politicians, that provide full-time, family-wage jobs. After reading about the debate, it is clear that Aaron Reardon needs to complete his promised term in the state Senate and, hopefully, obtain an economic education.