Whitman County Gazette 

Big three budget issues


October 5, 2023

Dear Editor, (from a member of a multi-generation Colfax family)

The “big three” federal budget issues for Republicans and Democrats right now are border protection, Ukraine war funding, and disaster aid.

Disaster aid is an issue that politicians of both parties can get behind. It’s like spending on health care. We first fail to prevent disease and disability by neglecting wellness programs, so then we have the great pleasure of paying for our mistakes in hospitals at a much higher cost.

In consumer and industrial affairs, we first fail to prevent fossil fuel emissions, so then we...

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