According to the Washington State Democrats Endorsement finder, Richard Conlin got the endorsement of all of the Democratic Party organizations. “Endorsed by King, 11th, 32nd, 34th, 36th, 37th, 43rd, 46th” I think it’s time for us to do some soul searching. Not just because our electoral infrastructure might not be up to the task in off year elections, but if the voters of Seattle disagree with the Democratic Party in this municipal race, where else are we failing to connect with the voters we depend on to put candidates into office that will help us enact our agenda? (It’s the PLATFORM, Stupid) Was Kshama closer than Richard on our platform issues? Raising the minimum wage, fighting corporate greed, etc. I read her issues page, and thought “wouldn’t this be cool”, then voted for Richard because I know him and trust him. I guess my first impression was right. Seattle is about to show just how cool it is.
Last week Bob Hasegawa introduced House Bill 2434 to create Washington Investment Trust! 44 Washington State House members co-sponsored H.B. 2434. Action: Please thank the co-sponsors and urge your state representatives to support WIT. Find your representatives here: http://apps.leg.wa.gov/districtfinder/default.aspx The bill has been referred to the House Business & Financial Services Legislative Committee. A hearing is expected, date […]
I am thinking about suggesting that the progressives, radicals, and rabble (that’s me) consider sending out an SOS. Yes, an emergency call. I think we are there. In this instance I think the SOS will be an emergency call for a Summer of Solidarity (think Summer of Love). Those of us who voted in 2008 […]
Economist Arthur Laffer is touted as a go-to source of wisdom by conservative think tanks and corporate lobby groups in Washington state like the Washington Policy Center, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, National Federation of Independent Businesses, and Association of Washington Business. But a recent report shows Laffer’s economic prescriptions are more likely to hurt than heal […]