Letter: Idaho government

February 8, 2014 

Wake up, Idaho! While you are out marching against abortions and gun rights, the good people at the Statehouse are about to pick your pockets. Over the last 20 years they have shifted more than $200 million in taxes from companies to you. If you want to march, why not march for workers rights, equal pay, funding schools, everyone paying their fair share of taxes and, most of all, representing the people who put them in office and not who paid for their campaign. Now that the people who work in Idaho are at the bottom of the pay scale and must compete with Bangladesh for jobs, it is time for the politicians to improve the lives of all its people, not just the rich.

PAUL R. VALAS, Meridian

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