Valuable vote tally
Thanks to The Tribune for publishing the “How your lawmakers voted” tally in the April 3 edition.
Knowing that Congressman Kevin McCarthy (R-Bakersfield) voted to revive the District of Columbia’s voucher program at a cost of $100 million over five years of deficit spending to provide scholarships so students can transfer from public to private schools makes it so much easier for me to know how to cast my vote at election time. It was also interesting to see that he voted against blocking Congress or the president from getting paid during a government closure and for making it harder for airline and railroad workers to unionize.
Lois Capps’ votes are also relayed.
Every voter should be checking this chart each week, so they know how to cast their vote and are immune to election-time rhetoric.
Thank you for the public service you provide.
Step up to the plate
I read the article on the status of Camp Roberts in The Tribune with concern. I also received a telephone call from a friend in the Valley who read the article in The Modesto Bee.
Not only is this shameful for the state of California to allow such deterioration of an ongoing useful facility, but San luis Obispo County instructs its citizens to evacuate to Camp Roberts as a staging area in the event of a major disaster.
If the camp is so deteriorated, how do the county and state expect to be able to house and serve thousands of people expecting assistance in our time of need? California (the first line of defense from China, Korea, nuclear power plants, tsunamis and major earthquakes) should be prepared — and that preparedness must include having facilities capable of handling the emergency needs of the people.
It is time for the Legislature of this state to step up to the plate and prepare for that steady siren that will trigger the mass exit north to Camp Roberts.
This is in response to the recent letter to the editor condemning Charles Krauthammer for his “cynical” expression of opinion. I read/listen to every word that Mr. Krauthammer utters and am better informed because of it. Please don’t shoot the messenger!
It’s beautiful weather to walk around Atascadero Lake, but with lots of bike riders, it can also be dangerous.
Last weekend, there were many families on bikes coming up behind walkers without any kind of signal. Aren’t you supposed to say, “on your left” when you ride around a walker? I could have been run over several times if I just moved one step to my left, as the bikes are very quiet. Moms and dads need to teach their kids the proper biking etiquette and follow it themselves.