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By Norm Luther

Who left who?

Letter from the community


To the Editor:

How times have changed! From 1960 until 1980 I voted for several Republicans, including Richard Nixon against Jack Kennedy in my first presidential vote, and Washington Governor Dan Evans three times. On some issues, such as the corrupting influence of big money, the Republican Party then was left of the Democratic Party now; e.g., President Eisenhower warned about the military-industrial complex and maintained the 90 percent income tax rate on the richest. Today’s Republicans seem intent on turning government into an oligarchy run by the rich, if they haven’t already.

The Reagan administration initiated rampant deregulation, starting both parties’ moves to the right...

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