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Obamaitis strikes WA State?

Semper Fi 2010/02/25 00:27:50
Sept. 2008 - WA State Governor's race: Gregoire: “I do not support an income tax. I will not raise taxes,” she said. “Let’s get on with the solution, and the solution is to grow the economy.”

"I won't raise taxes in tough economic times. We're not going to be raising taxes," she said.

Today, Gov. Chris Gregoire will sign a bill that will allow lawmakers to raise taxes on a simple majority vote. The bill suspends Initiative 960, which requires a two-thirds vote for a tax hike. The change also does away with a requirement to list in the November voter pamphlet how lawmakers voted on tax increases.
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  • rightside 2010/02/25 01:22:44
    rightside
    +6
    Ya, she also wants to raise our sales tax and tax bottled water and candy and raise cigarette tax another dollar a pack and ...........Crap!
    I truly don't like her!!!!!
    Thanks Semper for bringing up her ugly picture to mind!
  • Doreen rightside 2010/02/25 01:31:35
    Doreen
    +4
    Bottled water has been getting taxed here in Washington state for years just like soda. I know this when I go by bottled water in my home state of Washington.
  • rightside Doreen 2010/02/25 04:50:57
    rightside
    +2
    I should have said that she wants to raise the tax.
    I love my state, can't think of anywhere else I'd rather live.
    I just wish gregoire would go live elsewhere.
  • Doreen rightside 2010/02/25 07:02:03
    Doreen
    +1
    I love my state to ( except the rain ). The only thing she did that I liked was to get into Bushes face and tell him that the people of Lewis County needed help after that last flood and double levee breaks and not just the few major companies ( like Wal-Mart. Other than that she....she...oh somebody else can say somthing. : )
  • phoenix AFCL 2010/02/25 01:20:54
    phoenix AFCL
    +7
    We have found the enemy and the enemy is ... LEGISLATORS!!! They have betrayed the American people and the Constitution at every turn. They will be gone !!!
  • Natmike 2010/02/25 01:17:39
    Natmike
    +5
    What did you expect? High taxes follow excessive spending - and Democrats like to spend money - high government spending makes the state government a high overhead operation so when the economy collapses - higher taxes are almost inevitable Obama on the national level is spending money at a rate that George Bush, that devil blamed by liberals for all wrongs, never dreamed about. Huge deficits follow and then huge tax increases to reduce the huge deficits.
  • Gr8hope 2010/02/25 01:05:29
    Gr8hope
    +5
    This is just the beginning of many more increases in tax rates.
    Add out of control spending at the federal level to the shortfalls of State Budgets, pensions, and benefit packages and the situation is dire. The stimulus funds have been propping up State and local funds but will have to stop at some point. Politicians will either have to raise tax rates or cut spending drastically. They never cut spending so expect the worst.
  • ☆CarolA... Gr8hope 2010/02/25 03:35:48
    ☆CarolAnne☆
    +2
    Yup we just got an email tonight stating the schools here in California in my city received barely anything, so therefore they are dropping teachers like crazy. Also the class sizes are going from 33 to 45 and 50 students in some classes! Sweet huh!!! And yet our lame governor just lied about California being in good condition and he just created 150,000 jobs-Yeah Right.

    I see California being next tax wise we are going to get so rammed up the you know what it's unbelievable.
  • Gr8hope ☆CarolA... 2010/02/25 04:24:14
    Gr8hope
    +1
    The State of California is especially behind in funding, I hope you and your family are doing ok and sta safe in the future. The rest of us are not going to be too far "behind" in that ramming process. I don't know how much people will take before trouble brews.
  • Alexander 2010/02/25 01:04:13
    Alexander
    +4
    Its getting to the point where you can't trust anybody
  • Revolut... Alexander 2010/02/25 04:33:25
    Revolutionary Girl
    +2
    Just your pets...lol
  • irish 2010/02/25 01:00:15 (edited)
    irish
    +6
    i want to know,when there is no more money to be gotten from taxes ,then what happens? why do these idiots in gov't think that we ,the people have endless wealth for them to steal? knowwhen money taxes idiots govt people endless wealth steal
  • Eric irish 2010/02/25 15:33:21
    Eric
    +1
    If they can't steal enough, they'll just print it.
  • irish Eric 2010/02/25 16:22:37
    irish
    yeah and we are left with less are we not?
  • Coot 2010/02/25 00:59:31
    Coot
    +6
    Well, I guess the Kool Aid infection has spread....LIES LIES LIES.
  • jackolantyrn356 2010/02/25 00:52:26
    jackolantyrn356
    +7
    This is what you get for electing a Marxist, Lesbian Democrat.
  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2010/02/25 00:47:57
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    +6
    It's a little known trick borrowed from Islam. You see, Muhammad approved of lying and deceiving when it served Islam. He totally absolved Muslims of sin provided the end result allowed Islam to come out on top.

    So seeing how we are operating under a Muslim president, then we are encouraged, for the good of the state or nation to lie and deceive. Simple! Muhammad had an answer for virtually everthing! Wow! Get with it folks! lol
  • Semper Fi Louisa ... 2010/02/25 00:52:41 (edited)
    Semper Fi
    +7
    Birds of a feather

    birds feather
  • Edward 2010/02/25 00:46:22
    Edward
    +9
    time to tell them good bye bye
  • Autarchic 2010/02/25 00:45:51
    Autarchic
    +6
    Double speak.
  • Angel Among Us ♥†♥ American Patriot
    +8
    She meets the high standards of the Obama administration, he should be calling her soon.
  • marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS 2010/02/25 00:40:38
    marcuss LIBERALS ARE TRAITORS
    +9
    We all are going to pay more in taxes, well except the elitists.
  • dvines1951 2010/02/25 00:39:11
    dvines1951
    +6
    I fell for you and the citizens of Washington state.Maybe we should have a nationwide tax revolt.
  • The Fro... dvines1951 2010/02/25 00:49:23
    The Frog Prince
    +8
    You just signed up for one a few minutes ago.
  • dvines1951 The Fro... 2010/02/25 00:55:25
    dvines1951
    +5
    Yes I did right after I posted this.Thanks again for the link.Semper said those were your feet sticking out from under that mountain on his other blog. They didn't look flat enough to be Army feet.I really think they were Marine feet you know the ones that ride the ships.LOL!
  • The Fro... dvines1951 2010/02/25 00:57:16
    The Frog Prince
    +5
    The ones that they put Wussy Booties on? Yeah, that's them,.
  • dvines1951 The Fro... 2010/02/25 00:58:41
    dvines1951
    +3
    Jeez dude don't get him started!!
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2010/02/25 00:38:54
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +5
    Dear Gawd, it is infecting everything - we must get the prgressives out of office at every level.
  • keeper 2010/02/25 00:37:35
    keeper
    +10
    Washington voters better be up in arms about this!!
  • Semper Fi keeper 2010/02/25 00:41:00
    Semper Fi
    +9
    The Pacific gets its color from the run off from our state!
  • keeper Semper Fi 2010/02/25 03:33:43
    keeper
    +3
    oouuucchhh~~~
  • The Frog Prince 2010/02/25 00:36:23 (edited)
    The Frog Prince
    +10
    How in the world is an initiative suspended? Just curious.

    Damn I see a resident troll hit you already.
  • Semper Fi The Fro... 2010/02/25 00:38:18
    Semper Fi
    +7
    Hell! This is WA State man!

    wa
  • IndyLinda 2010/02/25 00:34:33
    IndyLinda
    +10
    This has many WA residents grinding their teeth. Kinda like they allowed the fox in to guard the hen coop. Poor state full of liberal dodos in Seattle and Olympia swinging the vote away from everyone else.
    guard hen coop poor liberal dodos seattle olympia swinging vote
  • Semper Fi 2010/02/25 00:33:00 (edited)
    Semper Fi
    +12
    OLYMPIA — Gov. Chris Gregoire also signed into law Monday a trio of bills:

    The major savings, about $45 million, come from a bill that extends bans on hiring, service contracting, out-of-state travel and larger equipment purchases — with some exceptions. I personally like the "with some exceptions" thing.

    A second bill bans performance bonuses for many state workers, although some higher-paid employees are exempt. I personally like the ""higher-paid employee" exemption.

    The third bill extends a wage freeze for many nonunion state employees. I personally like the "for many non-union state employees" thing.
  • kevracer 2010/02/25 00:32:13 (edited)
    kevracer
    +1
    Obamaitis ? that's a new one on me.

    Seems like GHW Bush must have had that too.
  • Semper Fi kevracer 2010/02/25 00:39:32
    Semper Fi
    +7
    Don't remember this having anything to do with Bush.
  • Angel A... Semper Fi 2010/02/25 00:45:07
    Angel Among Us ♥†♥ American Patriot
    +4
    now now, blame bush Semper....its all the rage.....
  • The Fro... Semper Fi 2010/02/25 00:52:28
    The Frog Prince
    +6
    He's living proof Jarhead that evolution hasn't done much for a liberal.

    living proof jarhead evolution liberal
  • Angel A... The Fro... 2010/02/25 07:03:26
    Angel Among Us ♥†♥ American Patriot
    +2
    Hahaha, that is a great picture!

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