Government needs to move and let entrepreneurial spirit take hold
In response to the letter in a previous Journal, it was supported that the state’s capital budget will stimulate jobs. I have to disagree and say that the government spending our money is not stimulus but theft.
The free market is the only true way to create jobs and therefore wealth in our state and nation.
The free market and individual liberty create wealth, while government consumes wealth.
The capitol budget can be compared to the “Broken Window Fallacy” in which a boy breaks a window and this therefore creates jobs for the townspeople for cleaning up, buying a new window, and installing it, but it fails to take into account that the shop owner would have spent that money on something else and what jobs it could have created.
The capitol budget is too large and encompasses projects that might be worthwhile but are not a government function.
We have to get out of this mindset that government is the solution, but instead our hard work and entrepreneurial spirit will generate a thriving economy.
The government needs to get out of the way, reducing taxes, regulations, and all other obstacles to job growth. We are responsible for ourselves which includes our successes and failures, right now government is a huge failure.
Cavelero staff helps make local girl’s dream a reality
There are so many times I can recall thinking how lucky and fortunate we are to live in a small town where the community and the school district are so supportive of our children.
Once again, I had the pleasure to experience this firsthand.
I want to take a moment and thank the district, especially, Cavelero Mid High, and specifically, Mr. Snow, Ms. Grinde, Ms. Reeves, and Mrs. Redding for all their support and help this past year.
My daughter, Kyla Miller had the opportunity to attend a snow ski race academy/boarding school at Mt. Hood since last November.
When we went to Cavelero to discuss our options with Mr. Snow and Ms. Grinde to pursue this venture, we were met with excitement and support. They not only made it possible but they provided her with all her textbooks for her classes at the academy and the teachers emailed Kyla to check on her and see how her ski racing and classes were going.
Kyla often told me when she would get an email from Ms. Dvorak or Mr. Pearson and how great that made her feel.
This past month, we checked back in to Cavelero and again, the transition was smooth and painless. Mrs. Redding took care of all the details and welcomed Kyla back with open arms. We were a bit concerned of the transition but it was smooth and painless and I am very grateful for this.
Kyla lived away from all family and friends for six months, training and working out in the gym a minimum of five days a week.
She made it to the podium at the 2011 Junior Olympics held in Lake Tahoe, Calif. After the season was over, Kyla came out to be second in the country for 13, 14, and 15 year olds in the giant slolam event. After a long wait, we found out that she now made it to the National Development System. She also won the Pacific Northwest Championship in her age division.
Thanks for helping to make dreams a reality.
Dru and Steve Miller
Spring for Education a huge success
What a wonderful community in which we live, the third annual Lake Stevens Education Foundation’s Spring for Education breakfast was a success thanks in part to Ace Hardware for donating plants, Main Street Coffee for donating the coffee, Table 9 and Carolyn Palmer for the centerpieces.
Thank you to our generous community for attending and supporting our Spring fundraiser and to Homelink and the LSHS Grease cast members for the musical entertainment we enjoyed.
In addition, two outstanding teachers shared the impressive projects their classes completed with innovative teaching and learning grants provided by the Foundation.
We raised almost $6,000 to support scholarships, grants and early learning activities, please check us out at lkstevensef.org.
Kiwanis Easter Egg Hunt brought smiles to kids’ faces
The Lake Stevens Kiwanis Club’s annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 24 was a great success. In spite of some drizzle the event was well attended.
The club gave away several bikes, baskets and eggs full of candy. There were lots of smiling faces as children greeted the Easter bunny and had their pictures taken.
Thank you to the community, Lake Stevens Fire for bringing the Easter bunny, Lake Stevens Police Department for fitting helmets for bike winners and Troop 41 for their help. See you next year!