Latest delay in negotiations caused by Inslee’s last-minute carbon tax offer

by | Jun 22, 2017

Democrats have decided to go nuclear:  they won’t pass a budget, won’t fix skyrocketing car tab taxes, won’t fix the supreme court’s devastating Hirst decision (regarding permits for wells), won’t resolve McCleary, won’t stop the government from shutting down. 

        The Democrats are going nuclear this session. 

        Why? 

         Because any success will show that divided government works. 

         Now that should sound pretty silly to anyone who knows recent history:  ever since the Majority Coalition Caucus took control of the senate in 2013, prudent, reasonable legislative restraint has been the rule.  They’ve kept Inslee and the Seattle-centric House and Senate Democrats on a short leash.  That has allowed the Legislature to adopt sustainable budgets with record investments in education without massive tax increases.

        But the MCC’s legislative success has infuriated the crazies on the left to the point that Speaker Frank Chopp can’t restrain them any more.  The prisoners have taken over the insane asylum.  In the Democrats’ House and Senate caucuses, it’s bedlam, it’s chaos.  None of the crazies are willing to agree to anything.   

        Democrat legislators are completely obsessed: 

Obsession #1:  Despite $3 billion in additional revenue from our state’s existing tax structure, Democrats are obsessed with raising taxes (Democrats are furious that the Republicans who control the senate refuse to capitulate and join the Dems in creating an income tax, carbon tax, or to raise business taxes and other taxes)

 
Obsession #2:  Obsessed with winning the special election in November for the 45th district’s senate seat (Republican Jinyoung Englund versus Democrat Manka Dhingra).  If the D’s win it, then during the 2018 session they’ll have complete control of the House, Senate, and Governor’s office, allowing them to fulfill Obsession #1.   
 

         I ask you — RIGHT NOW — to email this, or something like this to ALL legislators:

“House and Senate Democrats, shame on you!  Your selfish decision to go nuclear is a transparent attempt to enrich yourselves at the public’s expense.  Stop letting the crazies on the left dictate your actions.  If you can’t control the crazies in your caucuses, then don’t begrudge the voters for keeping divided government by supporting the 45th’s senate candidate Jinyoung Englund in November.  We’re all sick and tired of the Democrats’ obsession with raising taxes and their refusal to fix skyrocketing car tab taxes.  It’s the Democrats fault that there was the 1st special session.  It’s their fault there’s a 2nd and soon to be a 3rd special session.  It’s the Democrats’ shameless power-grab that is taking the government to the brink of a shutdown.  To Democrat legislators:  we’re on to your games — going nuclear is gonna backfire on you in the 45th — your schemes are obvious and ham-handed.  Adopt a no-new-taxes budget and go home.”

         Cut and paste these email addresses into the To line or BCC line of your email — here’s the 98 House members:

sherry.appleton@leg.wa.govandrew.barkis@leg.wa.govsteve.bergquist@leg.wa.govbrian.blake@leg.wa.govvincent.buys@leg.wa.govmichelle.caldier@leg.wa.govbruce.chandler@leg.wa.govmike.chapman@leg.wa.govfrank.chopp@leg.wa.govjudy.clibborn@leg.wa.goveileen.cody@leg.wa.govcary.condotta@leg.wa.govrichard.debolt@leg.wa.govtom.dent@leg.wa.govbeth.doglio@leg.wa.govlaurie.dolan@leg.wa.govmary.dye@leg.wa.govjessyn.farrell@leg.wa.govjake.fey@leg.wa.govjoe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.govnoel.frame@leg.wa.govroger.goodman@leg.wa.govpaul.graves@leg.wa.govmia.gregerson@leg.wa.govdan.griffey@leg.wa.govlarry.haler@leg.wa.govdrew.hansen@leg.wa.govmark.hargrove@leg.wa.govmark.harmsworth@leg.wa.govpaul.harris@leg.wa.govdave.hayes@leg.wa.govjeff.holy@leg.wa.govzack.hudgins@leg.wa.govmorgan.irwin@leg.wa.govbill.jenkin@leg.wa.govlaurie.jinkins@leg.wa.govnorm.johnson@leg.wa.govruth.kagi@leg.wa.govchristine.kilduff@leg.wa.govsteve.kirby@leg.wa.govbrad.klippert@leg.wa.govshelley.kloba@leg.wa.govjohn.koster@leg.wa.govvicki.kraft@leg.wa.govjoel.kretz@leg.wa.govdan.kristiansen@leg.wa.govjohn.lovick@leg.wa.govkristine.lytton@leg.wa.govdrew.macewen@leg.wa.govnicole.macri@leg.wa.govmatt.manweller@leg.wa.govjacquelin.maycumber@leg.wa.govjoan.mcbride@leg.wa.govgina.mccabe@leg.wa.govbob.mccaslin@leg.wa.govjeff.morris@leg.wa.govdick.muri@leg.wa.govterry.nealey@leg.wa.goved.orcutt@leg.wa.gov; timm.ormsby@leg.wa.gov; lillian.ortiz-self@leg.wa.govtina.orwall@leg.wa.govkevin.parker@leg.wa.govmike.pellicciotti@leg.wa.govstrom.peterson@leg.wa.goveric.pettigrew@leg.wa.govliz.pike@leg.wa.govgerry.pollet@leg.wa.govkristine.reeves@leg.wa.govmarcus.riccelli@leg.wa.govjune.robinson@leg.wa.govjay.rodne@leg.wa.govcindy.ryu@leg.wa.govsharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.govdavid.sawyer@leg.wa.govjoe.schmick@leg.wa.govmike.sells@leg.wa.govtana.senn@leg.wa.govmatt.shea@leg.wa.govvandana.slatter@leg.wa.govnorma.smith@leg.wa.govlarry.springer@leg.wa.govmelanie.stambaugh@leg.wa.govderek.stanford@leg.wa.govmike.steele@leg.wa.govdrew.stokesbary@leg.wa.govmonica.stonier@leg.wa.govpat.sullivan@leg.wa.govgael.tarleton@leg.wa.govdavid.taylor@leg.wa.govsteve.tharinger@leg.wa.govluanne.vanwerven@leg.wa.govbrandon.vick@leg.wa.govmike.volz@leg.wa.govjim.walsh@leg.wa.govjt.wilcox@leg.wa.govsharon.wylie@leg.wa.govjesse.young@leg.wa.govtim_eyman@comcast.net

         Send a separate email for the Senate:

jan.angel@leg.wa.govbarbara.bailey@leg.wa.govmichael.baumgartner@leg.wa.govrandi.becker@leg.wa.govandy.billig@leg.wa.govjohn.braun@leg.wa.govsharon.brown@leg.wa.govreuven.carlyle@leg.wa.govmaralyn.chase@leg.wa.govannette.cleveland@leg.wa.govsteve.conway@leg.wa.govj.darneille@leg.wa.govjeannie.darneille@leg.wa.govdoug.ericksen@leg.wa.govjoe.fain@leg.wa.govphil.fortunato@leg.wa.govdavid.frockt@leg.wa.govcyrus.habib@leg.wa.govbob.hasegawa@leg.wa.govbrad.hawkins@leg.wa.govsteve.hobbs@leg.wa.govjim.honeyford@leg.wa.govsam.hunt@leg.wa.govkaren.keiser@leg.wa.govcurtis.king@leg.wa.govpatty.kuderer@leg.wa.govmarko.liias@leg.wa.govjohn.mccoy@leg.wa.govmark.miloscia@leg.wa.govmark.mullet@leg.wa.govsharon.nelson@leg.wa.govsteve.oban@leg.wa.govmike.padden@leg.wa.govguy.palumbo@leg.wa.govkirk.pearson@leg.wa.govjamie.pedersen@leg.wa.govkevin.ranker@leg.wa.govann.rivers@leg.wa.govchristine.rolfes@leg.wa.govdino.rossi@leg.wa.govrebecca.saldana@leg.wa.govmark.schoesler@leg.wa.govtimothy.sheldon@leg.wa.govshelly.short@leg.wa.govdean.takko@leg.wa.govkevin.vandewege@leg.wa.govjudy.warnick@leg.wa.govlisa.wellman@leg.wa.govmaureen.walsh@leg.wa.govlynda.wilson@leg.wa.govhans.zeiger@leg.wa.govtim_eyman@comcast.net

       Sending these 2 emails will really help — BUT IT’S ONLY EFFECTIVE IF WE ALL DO IT.  

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