Archive for October, 2010»
Congressman Jay Inslee is so used to saying one thing in DC and another to the folks back home that he thinks no one ever checks. Wrong! This time he gets caught on video lying to his own neighbors in a Bainbridge Island meeting.
Inslee was bragging about getting Congress to name a local post office for Bud Hawk, a genuine World War II hero awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, but when James Watkins pointed out that Inslee couldn’t even bother to attend the Bainbridge Island dedication ceremony, Inslee accused Watkins of a “low blow” for not recognizing that Inslee had been doing his job that day voting in Congress. Watch the video to see how fervently Inslee lies right to this audience – many of whom are his neighbors on Bainbridge Island.
Unfortunately, a quick check of the Congressional Record shows Inslee wasn’t in Congress voting – he missed all 6 roll call votes that day – he skipped out because he was busy having lunch in Seattle with a bunch of corporate executives. Read more »
From Albert Einstein: “Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Our state and our nation have serious debt and spending problems. Our kids and grandkids will pay for the consequences if we keep electing the same people. Inslee and Murray have had their chance. It’s time to give Watkins and Rossi the opportunity. Chase and Kagi have shown that fiscal responsiblity is not a priority, and Ryu has questionable ethics. Vote for Baker, Gagliardi and Coday.
Gary’s opponant, Ruth Kagi, is a nice, soft spoken woman. But her priorities (early childhood education) do not address critical issues in Washington. Gary wants to correct the financial mess in Olympia without compromising essential services provided by the state.
From Allahpundit on Hotair:
Too good to be dumped into Headlines and forgotten about. So effective is it, in fact — note the Hollywood-quality production values — that it leaves me wondering why a more high-profile outfit didn’t think of it first. Surely Rove’s group or some other mega-PAC is capable of stuff this sharp. Maybe they’re afraid of the inevitable racism charge? Can’t blame ‘em if so: Members of a racial minority saying or doing something contrary to progressive interests is, after all, pretty much the textbook definition of racism.
Exit question: Would a ChiCom college seminar really focus on the perils of big government? I ask you.
Inslee has a way to avoid answering questions. This video humorously and creatively gets to the point without wasting time. Here is more.
Dino Rossi – YES
James Watkins – YES
Judge Jim Johnson – YES
Judge Richard Sanders – YES
David Baker – YES
Dr. Art Coday – YES
Gary Gagliardi – YES
Initiative Measure No. 1053 – Vote YES
This measure would restate existing statutory requirements that legislative actions raising taxes must be approved by two-thirds legislative majorities or receive voter approval, and that new or increased fees require majority legislative approval.
- The legislature has demonstrated that spending is their default choice. This measure makes it more difficult to raise taxes, insuring that spending will be limited, except for programs on which a supermajority can agree.
From the Evergreen Freedom Foundation
In the third annual “Hey! Big Spender” report, we used ten-year projections compiled by the state Office of Financial Management to determine which legislators wanted to take the most from your wallet over the next decade. We added up proposed ten-year tax and fee increases for each legislator, using the list of bills they sponsored.
Maralyn Chase from the 32nd does us proud as the biggest spender out of 98 representatives and 49 senators! She is being challenged by David Baker, a fiscal conservative and superior choice.
Please join us next Tuesday evening, October 19th
6:30 PM (refreshments), 7:00 PM program
Innis Arden Clubhouse
1430 NW 188th St
Shoreline, WA 98177
RSVPs helpful but not required – to RSVP@shorelinecaucus.com
We will have speakers to present info on all the ballot measures:
Initiative Measure No. 1053 – 2/3 majority to raise taxes?
Initiative Measure No. 1082 – privatize workman’s comp?
Initiative Measure No. 1098 – new state income tax?
Initiative Measure No. 1100 & 1105 – privatize state liquor sales?
Initiative Measure No. 1107 – end sales tax on candy, beverages?
Referendum Bill No. 52 – authorize $1B bonds for school remodeling?
Senate Joint Resolution No. 8225 – change constitution, raise debt limit?
House Joint Resolution No. 4220 – courts can deny bail for violent offenders?
King County Charter Amendment No. 1 – specify role of government?
King County Charter Amendment No. 2 – simplify campaign finance reporting?
King County Charter Amendment No. 3 – Sheriff can negotiate labor contracts?
King County Proposition No. 1 – increase county sales tax?
Shoreline Proposition No. 1 – Raise property tax levy?
We’ll also have brief presentations by the 32nd Leg. District candidates.
Independents, Republicans, and moderate Democrats are all welcome!