To the Editor

February 5, 2013

By Contributor

Local productions

Be sure to check out Swingin’ in Vienna next

Thank you, Matthew Barry, for your letter to the editor in December regarding “The Sound of Music” production at Issaquah High School. My wife and I also enjoyed “The Sound of Music,” as well as other high school performances this year. The talent on the stage, behind the scenes and in the orchestra is incredible. The teachers, directors and students should all be very proud of their productions and concerts.

If you’re looking for more great music to enjoy, that same orchestra will be performing at Swingin’ In Vienna on Feb. 9 along with the IHS Jazz Band, for a semiformal evening of dancing and desserts at Issaquah High School. The whole community is invited to support these wonderful programs.

Ken Crocker


Firefighter appreciation

Thanks for saving our kitty

I would like to personally thank everyone in the Klananie community, our wonderful neighbors, and the local fire department. We recently had a house fire, and the outpouring of support has been very touching, and much appreciated. Our foster dog escaped, and although we have not caught him yet, I am so appreciative of the calls I receive every day from people sighting him and trying to help.

Capt. Turner — and the first responders — thank you so much for what you do. We will be forever grateful to you for saving our kitty Monster. A very special thank you to Mr. Story, who revived Monster, gave him oxygen, sat with him for an hour, and saved his life. He is doing great.

Kristin and Mitch Evans


Social Security

System needs to be repaired

The Democrats may have won the elections but there is no way they can win the math.

For the next 10 years, 10,365 people will turn 65 every day. They pay in about $100,000 and will collect an average of $425,000 from Social Security/Medicare benefits. This is a negative $325,000. Who will pick up the difference?

There is no such thing as a free lunch. People can vote for it through voting for Democrats all they want but eventually someone has to pick up the tab. Social Security is the world’s biggest Ponzi scheme.

Wages have been decreasing for years. In some cases, hours have been and will continue to be cut. In other cases, people will be overworked so companies can avoid hiring more people to avoid paying benefits.

Many of those college students who can get jobs are strapped with student loans. Businesses both small and large are unwilling and/or unable to hire because of the slow economy and the uncertainties imposed upon them by regulation both state and federal government. Inflation when accurately measured is about 13.5 percent.

Both parties have created the mess we are in by making actuarially unsound promises, prosecuting wars, giving foreign aid, building bridges to nowhere and other pork. Even if government confiscates all the rich people’s money, it isn’t enough. The blame game must end. Someone must tell the truth and lead.

Joyce Kormanyos


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