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Thursday, November 18, 2010

What's Happening in Olympia?

The gloom of November is thick in Olympia. You can hear politicians rustling about as they scurry in the darkness.

Initiative 1053 was enacted by the state's voters. I-1053 only re-enacts I-960, which the "Democrats" in the State Legislature set aside last Spring in their lust for more taxes.

One requirement of I-1053 (and the old I-960 for that matter) is the legislature is to report who voted for or against on each taxation or fees bill. State government should be transparent.

You'd think the Legislature would have gotten the message from the People they work for. But no... the Legislature is behaving like a bad employee.

The Legislature has voted on several tax increase measures since the election. They are not reporting the results. We don't know for sure if they are increasing the tax burden or not. I-1053 does not go into effect until next January. So the Legislature is not obliged to report what they are doing. And they aren't reporting.

Impolite is pretty certain our taxes are going up. If the Legislature was voting these measures down, they would say something --- if only to bask in the glow of finally doing the People's will.

But who knows? The politicians aren't telling. We the People are in the dark. When politician can make law in a corner they are most dangerous.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Reviewing the Election

Sometimes you go back over an election and think about why things turned out the way they did.

I was reflecting on a comment left on the blog. about Mr Gates backing I-1098, the failed income tax initiative. The commenter said something like, "Just because Mr Gates is rich doesn't mean he doesn't care about society," by was of explaining why Mr Gates should back an income tax. (The actual remarks are found here)

Naturally, my innocent commenter had overlooked the detail that had 1098 been enacted, we would all be paying income tax in two years. Mr Gates would not be first among equals, but a leading backer of oppressive taxation for the little people. That is, Mr Gates liberalism manifested itself just like someone who is accustomed to controlling the little people.

In a free market, rich people get rich because they are good at what they do. Talent and good work ought to be rewarded in a free society. The motive for the already rich to tax the up-and-coming rich is obvious. The already rich people are content being in control. People working on becoming rich are loaded down with income tax. That tends to leave the already rich in control.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Hot Enough? Climate Change and the Great Northwest

Wednesday's high temperature at SeaTac airport was 74°, breaking the daily record by 4° and tying the all-time record for the month of November set in 1949.

In case you are thinking of packing away your winter clothes, canceling your Hawaiian vacation and starting to believe Al Gore really did invent global warming - the winter of 1949-1950 went on to be the coldest and snowiest in Seattle history.

Just thought you might want to know... .

Report filed by Bob1

Election Results Continue

The election news is mixed. Patty Murray leads Dino Rossi by less than 28,000 votes. A recount is likely -- in which case the "Democratic" Party will betray the citizenry again and print as many extra ballots as needed to put Patty Murray in office.

King County inexplicably slowed down on their ballot counting, letting the rest of the state's less populous counties submit their totals first. Inexplicable, until you remember that's where most of the election fraud has happened before.

The King County officials in charge of election fraud will hold off until they see how many extra ballots Patty Murray needs. Then they will print them. No doubt.

A useful link to track fraud is the Voter Turnout page. The page offers information about the rate of voting. If the King County rate of ballots cast versus voters casting them exceeds 100% like it did in 2004, its time to make some arrests.

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Up to date results on state-wide races are near the top of the page.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Election 2010 Summary

"You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatreds."
-- Abraham Lincoln

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"Voters see a bloated government riding in the wagon constantly bitching that the people aren't pulling hard enough. Governments need to stop taxing-and-spending and start reforming-and-prioritizing using existing revenue. But what I liked most about the voters' decision tonight concerns what resonated with people and what didn't:

"With all three initiatives, the voters rejected the argument that the business community and successful people are the enemy. Divisive efforts to demonize them backfired. They are allies, not enemies. They are heroes, not villains. They are the job creators who provide the fuel for our economy's growth. They are role models who deserve a pat on the shoulder, not a knife in the back. Voters rejected the ugly politics of envy, resentment, and class warfare -- that's just not how most Americans think or feel. Our state and our society benefits from appreciating and encouraging our entrepreneurs and risk-takers. Voters rejected stealing their earned achievements.

"Tonight, the voters embraced a positive, hopeful, we're-all-Americans attitude. And that's inspiring.

"The citizens of Washington are smart and fair -- they're perfectly capable of making decisions on initiatives. Attempts by the elite to belittle the people's intelligence and underestimate their interest in public policy have only energized the electorate even more.

"We ask everyone to join us in thanking those who helped with this year's various initiatives. Taxpayers appreciate your efforts and so do we."

(edited from Tim Eyman's remarks about Election 2010)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Condescending to America

Is there any doubt the "Democratic" Party takes a dim view of the middle class?

The "Democratic" National Committee is running a smear ad for their pet Senator, Patty Murray. The Party says her Republican opponent, Dino Rossi, is "Not on our side."

According to the "Democratic" Party, middle class Americans cannot forget the fact that Dino Rossi voted not to extend unemployment benefits beyond the state's ability to pay, that he voted against increasing the minimum wage, that he voted not to require low income children enroll in Washington State's government controlled health care.

The "Democratic" Party insists middle class values require unemployment compensation be extended (the alternative is to let the People get a job). The Democrats insist on increasing minimum wage (they want no one ever to make more). The Democrats are certain the middle class needs government to control health care (or else the middle class might be able to get the health care they need).

The "Democratic" Party is sure the middle class needs the "Democratic" Party to control them.

Or else the middle class will discover they can stand on their own, with dignity and self-respect. The "Democratic" Party can't let the middle class discover that.

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Its clear what the Demos mean when they say "not on our side": They mean Rossi didn't vote the Demos's way.

In review, the Demos have controlled Congress from the 2006 elections when they took over the Congress. Polling data from 2008 indicated this fact escaped 43% of the Demos' base.

The economy started to run rough in 2007.

The Demos have had an absolute majority in the Congress and the hold the White House. Everything that has happened to the economy in the last two years is entirely caused by the "Democratic" Party.

Incredibly, the Demos keep saying the Republicans are causing the economic problems. More incredibly, the Demo base keeps agreeing with them.

If the "Democratic" Party policy of deceit continues to put them in power, we're in for a very rough future.

This is cross posted from wallpaperandlife.blogspot.com

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