Walden's values are misplaced

June 12, 2008 11:00 pm

To the editor:

We need to quit thinking as Democrats or Republicans and do what is right for our children and our communities.

Greg Walden has unfortunately voted against the needs of Eastern Oregon by opposing the county payments bill that would have provided much needed funding for our roads and schools. Congressman Walden has once more supported the profits of big oil companies and the failed economic policies of this administration over the well-being of Oregonians. Previously, Congressman Walden voted twice in opposition to renewable energy.

Additionally, last week, Walden voted against the "21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act" that would provide low-interest loans to school districts for construction and modernization of public schools. With energy costs skyrocketing, our schools will need assistance in becoming energy efficient.

Energy efficiency will reduce our expenses for fuel and put the savings into the classroom where it belongs. But Greg Walden does not think this is important.

Randy Joseph

Baker City