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I got constituent email from Rep. Adam Smith that included a link to a survey about what issues are important to me as a constituent.
The survey page asks “What issues matter most to you that you would like updates on?” and lists the following issues and no others.
What about decreasing militarism and military spending? Rep. Smith is Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, so you’d think he would have particular interest in that topic.
What about fixing our unfair and broken tax system? Getting money out of politics? Breaking up the Internet monopolies? Impeachment and exposing GOP wrongdoing? Stopping the proliferation of disinformation? Reforming our broken health care system?
I’m on the fence about whether to vote for Adam Smith or Sarah Smith for Congress this year. In short, Adam Smith has more experience, will have more power if elected, has a decent but mixed voting record, and has moved left as his district has become more progressive. Sarah Smith would more strongly work […]
At the state party meeting in Pasco last weekend, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee passed a resolution calling for Rep. Adam Smith, Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, to work to lower military spending. The resolution’s THEREFORE clause reads: THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that we, the Washington State Democratic Central Committee, call on […]
This afternoon I attended Rep. Adam Smith’s salmon bake in Bellevue. I mentioned problems with our military: ex-military generals whose punditry is corrupted by connections to military contractors; cost over-runs and design flaws in the F-35; and our history of supporting the wrong side in conflicts. As always, Smith acknowledges the existence of the problems. […]