Salary Commission Votes Monday On Bonuses For Politicians.
For the first time in our state’s history, some regular citizens are going to attempt a referendum to let the voters decide on salary bonuses for politicians like Inslee, Ferguson, and the Seattle Supreme Court.
Can Inslee survive on $354,000 for the next 2 years while he runs for President?
Can Ferguson scrape by on $320,000 for the next 2 years while running for Governor?
Can Seattle Supreme Court judges manage to make ends meet on $390K for the next 2 years?
Or have they earned a big salary bonus? Let’s let the voters decide.
On Monday in Olympia, all of their massive bonuses will be voted into law. Then we will file our referendum the following day.
Our position is Give Them Nothing: https://permanentoffense.com/give-them-nothing/
There are a bunch of “regular” citizens (one of them is the husband of a state supreme court judge) on the rigged, corrupt salary commission who will be voting on Monday.
Their final public hearing is tomorrow Mon, Feb 4, 9:15am, Hotel RL, Red Lion, 2300 Evergreen Park Dr SW, Olympia. I’ll be there and invite you to join me (https://salaries.wa.gov/sites/default/files/public/Agenda.pdf).
But they know and I know that our supporters are burdened by working for a living and attending these kinds of rigged meetings is tough to do on a work day.
So today, RIGHT NOW, immediately, send an email to the “regular citizens” on the Salary Commission and tell them what you think about bonuses for politicians.
In the To: line of your email, cut and paste these email addresses into it:
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In the Subject line, cut and paste:
Politicians knew their salaries when they ran, no bonuses for any of them
Imagine yourself in a room testifying. What would you say to them? Just put it in writing and email it to them. Use your own words. Or just cut and paste this into the body of your email if this captures your thoughts on it:
“I strongly oppose giving any more taxpayer money to politicians than they’re already getting over the next 2 years. They all knew the salaries they’d be getting when they ran for office and they don’t deserve a penny more. No one forced them to run, they did so voluntarily, knowing the pay they’d get for the jobs they were seeking. That goes for Inslee, Ferguson, the 9 Seattle judges on the state supreme court, and other judges, politicians, and legislators that the Commission proposes to give more taxpayer money to. If I had my way, they’d all be getting 20% pay cuts — but we’re not allowed to reduce how much we, the taxpayers, pay them. So I’ll settle for Give Them Nothing. Their taxpayer-funded salaries, benefits, pensions, travel funds, expense accounts, and other perks and bonuses are more than generous. I firmly believe these politicians have forgotten that they ran for office to serve the citizens, not to be serviced by the citizens. Let’s get back to what it is supposed to be: public service. To the salary commissioners, I want you to Give Them Nothing or else our https://permanentoffense.com/give-them-nothing/ referendum to veto their bonuses is only going to gain momentum.”
Send them your email RIGHT NOW. Don’t delay. It’ll just take a minute.
I firmly believe that the puppeteers who run the rigged, corrupt Salary Commission will try to hide your emails so they never see them. That’s the main reason I’m going to Monday’s final meeting (to make sure they get them all).
When Karen and I sold off our retirement fund and loaned $500K to the signature drive for our $30 Tabs Initiative, we knew we were taking a huge risk. But we had faith that all of you would get it over the finish line. And you did just that.