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Vote no on school levy | Letter

Aren’t you proud to be an American? At least you know you’re free. It’s voting time again and the school is broke. Remember the desperate need for an industrial arts building just a few years back? Did you know you can now experience that voter-funded asset in all its virtual reality.  It’s right there in the master plan, folks, ever ready to help Orcas youth acquire the skills to better compete in today’s shrinking job market.

What happened to the funding after inept bunglers scrapped the project? What the people authorized at the polls, they never got.  Could this be a combination of vote fraud and misappropriation of funds? Does it matter to you? Recently the people rejected one school bond after another.

Don’t forget to vote, it’s your check and balance to stop runaway bureaucracy.  You snooze, you lose. Be aware, comrades, the gang of 44 lies in wait, emboldened by its recent victory over the people’s expressed will. You may need remediation on socialist redistribution of wealth if you don’t vote right this time.

So let’s see: the industrial arts building the people authorized and funded, they never got. Now what they said “no” to twice is overthrown and shoved down their throats. Where’s the outrage? Hey, it’s a really good deal so what are you worried about, anyway?  Those immortal words come to mind: “I’d gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” Besides it’s not what you vote for that counts, it’s how the votes are counted.

Mike Butler



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