Letters to the Editor

Letter | Change of thinking needed in Olympia

Tucked away under “firewood and stoves,” Washington state law requires wood sellers to provide an invoice.

It is no wonder we are $4 billion in debt when our legislatures have the time to come up with these micromanaged absurdities. A cord of wood and no record of sale — how stupid can this be?

Wasting time being “penny wise and pound foolish” is clearly the reason we need some big thinkers in Olympia.

For example, why not license bicycles who use our roads pro bono, and in some cases have total disregard  for 2,500 to 10,000-pound vehicles. A modest $15 bike license fee for all those over 18 won’t break anyone and will provide needed revenue for the state. It is time to think outside the box and not worry about a poor soul trying to make a buck selling a cord of wood. We need a change of thinking in Olympia.

David R. Evans

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the Oct 19
Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates