Based upon signage, there is very enthusiastic support for Clint Didier for Congress. Do these supporters know his position on issues beyond slogans?
I have strong and personal interests in education and Hanford.
Regarding education, Mr. Didier says he would get the U.S. out of the United Nations and the United Nations out of the U.S. What does this have to do with education?
As for Hanford, Mr. Didier says we should reduce funding. While I agree that the overall price tag can be reduced, near-term funding needs to be maintained if not increased in order to complete the vitrification plant and perform clean up actions both the state and DOE agree on. Reduced funding would delay the vitrification plant, treatment of high activity waste and result in the loss of hundreds of jobs. Furthermore, clean up actions are driven by State enforcement requirements. Is Mr. Didier saying that the federal government should just ignore the state?
The constitution established a form of government where legislators in Congress represent their individual districts but work together for the common good. It would be foolish to send a representative to Congress who has contempt for the legislative process.
MIKE LAWRENCE, West Richland