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Letter to the editor: Midterm election lessons

Posted 11/21/18

Here are a few lessons and questions from the midterms that we can begin discussing prior to the 2020 election season:

1) The problems with democracy are once again uncovered. How many races …

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Letter to the editor: Midterm election lessons

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Here are a few lessons and questions from the midterms that we can begin discussing prior to the 2020 election season:
1) The problems with democracy are once again uncovered. How many races and issues were decided by a result of 52-48 percent? Or 51-49 percent?. You have half the people telling the other half what to do. We need to discuss solutions to our democracy problem.
2) At what point are your taxes too high and government too bloated? Between taxes and fees a lot of us have close to 50 percent of our hard-earned money taken from us. How about our government, including school districts, spend efficiently and find synergies before asking for another tax increase?
3) Can we get a viable 3rd party? People I talk to are sick of the two-party system. My vote is for the Libertarian Party as the 3rd player. If you look at their positions and philosophy, you will find a lot of answers to our current problems.
4) Will the same problems finally get solved? Every election we address the same issues that didn’t get solved last time. Education, infrastructure, healthcare, housing, jobs, and the environment. You would think with all the increases in taxes and new debt over the years that these problems would have been taken care of some time ago. Meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
Thank you and Happy Holidays.
Matt Boltz,
Arvada

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