Friday, June 26, 2009

Passage of Cap & Tax Bill

To my great sadness, the Waxman-Markey Climate legislation passed today, narrowly 219-212. Eight Republicans voted yes- the decisive factor in this vote! To find out more about the Cap and Trade bill, and how it will destroy this country, please refer to blog entries below. Needless to say, the 1300 page bill (THAT NO ONE READ) is the largest single tax increase in American history, and everyone is too focused in the death of Micheal Jackson to care. I am very frustrated!

Below you will see how your representative voted, I am calling on everyone to not allow anyone who voted for this piece of legislation to be re-elected. I personally will be going door to door next election to ensure it. We have been sold out!

Brian Baird(D)- YES
Norman Dicks(D)- YES
Doc Hastings (R)- NO
Jay Inslee (D)- YES
Rick Larsen (D)- YES
James McDermott (D)- YES
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R)- NO
Dave Reichert (R)- YES
Adam Smith (D)- YES

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Have They Lost Their Minds?

H.J.Res. 5 is a Constitutional amendment to remove the limit on the number of terms one may serve as President. It effectively would repeal the 22nd Amendment, which was approved by Congress in 1947 and ratified by the states in 1951. Over the past six congressional sessions, several members of Congress have introduced similar legislation, including Sen. Harry Reid in 1989 ( S.J.Res. 36). As is likely the case in the 111th Congress, the resolutions have never proceeded out of committee. Furthermore, given its past history, it is not likely that such resolutions have been or are currently tied to any specific presidential session.

Do the Representatives really have nothing better to do than write up such stupid resolutions? Even though it's unlikely to pass, aren't there more pressing issues. And this speaks volumes about their ideology and theories of the governments proper role!

Monday, June 22, 2009

H.R. 1256

Regarding H.R 1256, Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act:

Cantwell- Yes
Murray- Yes

Giving the FDA more power to regulate tobacco products.

Bad Press Better Than No Press

My awesome neighbor forwarded a very interesting article today from The Olympian regarding the July 4th Tea Party. It makes for interesting (and frustrating) reading:

But lets get something straight- it's not anti-Obama, it's anti-big, irresponsible, un-accountable government! Yes, there might be some anti-Obama signs, many of us disapprove of his policies- we just want to get back to the beliefs of our founding fathers. And each president has taken us farther and farther away from that.

Secondly, snide comments like "top state Democrat says he’s not yet worried about the effort to build a backlash movement against the new president." are completely unnecessary. My personal favorite is "The two Olympia-area men said they are not in competition." Well duh.
Or how about- "The right-of-center activists compare the administration to socialists." His policies are socialist- look it up in a dictionary!

Any it for yourself- and try not to throw things.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

State Budget

Notes on the 2009-2011 State Budget Bob Williams, Senior Fellow for the Evergreen Freedom Foundation, has been speaking to groups around the state about the 2009-2011 state budget, focusing on the behind-the-scene games played by the legislature to balance the budget. His findings are as follows.

The state budget was balanced by: Using $3 billion in federal stimulus money. These are one-time funds, so the lack of them will create a major hole in the next budget, in 2011;

A one-time raid of $252 million from other funds, creating another major hole in 2011. Some of these fund raids may be illegal without separate legislation to authorize them;

Raising nearly $500 million in new taxes and fees; and

Taking more than $448 million from the state pension system. The manner in which this fund was raided lowers the contributions by local government and state and local employees to the pension system, and will create an additional $1.2 billion hole in the pension system.

It's a great article- see full text at:

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tea Party- July 4th

The July 4th Tea Party will be in Olympia at 11:30. Spread the word, and visit
fo more info.....

Book Recomendation

I recently read a great book that I think everyone should read, "Green Hell" by Steven Milloy.

It was amazing, I couldn't put it down. He lists the ways environmentalists are trying to take away your civil liberties. For example, CA trying to regulate your thermostats from the electric company. In OR, they are working on a plan to tax you per mile you drive by installing a machine in your car that says where you go and how many miles you drive. Others have called for a personal carbon tax- think cap-and-trade but for individuals-that will allot you so many carbon credits to use each year and you must pay to use more. Thinking of going to Hawaii for family vacation? Forget it- it would use your entire years worth of carbon credits.

Everyone should read this book!

Your baby's Blood, cont....

Hello again,

I have done my research and have some new info on the article below entittled "Your Baby's Blood". I have confirmed with the State Dept. of Health that they are keeping your childs secimen for 21 years. But suprisingly we do have recourse. They have a form you can fill out to request that the specemin be destroyed.

You can contact the following person and ask to be sent the form.
Jessica Dolle, MPH Health Services Consultant
WA State Department of Health Newborn Screening
Phone: (206) 418-5534
Fax: (206) 418-5415