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Reading Ruth Douglas’ ringing endorsement of Rick Larsen (Letters, Sept. 24, “Rick Larsen: Good choice for Congress”) brings one agreeable comment from me. He does have a proven record, which, as she says, “speaks louder than words.”

First, is his great propensity to tax the citizens of this county. He endorsed and campaigned for Ascent 21. Its five propositions would have increased property tax, gas tax and created a new real estate excise tax for Snohomish County residents. He also voted for the maximum 6 percent increase in the county property tax for three years.

Yes, he would like to have “Hillary care” for all, plus create an additional welfare entitlement for seniors for prescription drugs regardless of the individual’s ability to pay. In the meantime, Medicare will be going broke.

Her final endorsement was that he was pro-choice (pro-abortion). As a Roman Catholic, I believe that Catholics this voting year will have to make a choice as to whether they will talk-the-talk or walk-the-walk regarding abortion in selecting their candidates. I am pro-life and will vote for candidates who are pro-life and then I will consider other aspects such as defense, education, social security and taxes.


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