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Wednesday's Letters to the Editor

Benghazi obsession

EDITOR: To date, taxpayers have paid for 20,000 pages of documents in support of 13 hearings and 50 briefings on Benghazi.

A bipartisan report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence concluded that “there were no efforts by the White House or any other executive branch entities to 'cover-up' facts or make alterations for political purposes.” The report did say the attack could have been prevented and blamed the State Department, military and U.S. intelligence community for failing to do so.

What new facts are there? None. I view the latest investigation as pathetic partisan outrage. Let's not forget it was House Republicans who denied the administration's request for additional embassy security funding.

Why do Republican leaders act like this? We don't live in a black-and-white world of sound bites. Regular working-class people don't prosper in this toxic environment. We demand good jobs for a fair wage, a house we can afford to raise our kids in and a good college for their education.

The Fox Bubble group wants you to be afraid of everything: Alert, alert, they are coming to get you. It's all a one-way ride to Crazy Town in a clown car.

Now back to Benghazi . . .

PAMELA HOM

Santa Rosa

Trust fades away

EDITOR: I opened Friday's Press Democrat, saw the front-page photograph of Supervisor Efren Carrillo addressing the Roseland Annexation Subcommittee (“Carrillo conundrum”) and realized that I've never trusted my locally elected officials less.

DAVID PEOPLES

Santa Rosa

Different rules?

EDITOR: We all know it is no easy task to navigate the myriad rules and codes enforced by the Sonoma County Permit and Resource Management Department. However, I believe that we basically applaud its efforts for the planning and zoning of Sonoma County.

Our rural community of Franz Valley, which straddles the Napa/Sonoma border, has parcel limits of 10-20 acres. That is why I was mystified when I discovered an out-of-state landowner filed for six certificates of compliance that, if approved by the county, would allow her to divide her property into six lots of any size.

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