Political Captive

 Ya know, one day the masses will revolt. The current government will no longer be in control and paychecks will not be held hostage. That’s basically how I view the current situation in Washington. The two houses cannot play well together, obviously a mediator is needed. Maybe one with a fly swatter in one hand and a baseball bat in the other. Now I haven’t gone and read all of the bills, and the voting, and what the hang ups are for this new session. I have briefly gone over the news and the following links to see what’s what. Listened to gossip, and the rumors mills and the what do we dos, and have decided this isn’t fun.

Of course as I am writing this day old rant, it comes out that the houses have finally decided to play nice. And baring any major disagreements our budget should be signed by Gov. Inslee hopefully before 5 on Friday.

Okay, all well and good. How much money have we wasted by sending out notices to people telling them their services may be temporarily on hold?

Between the price of envelopes, paper, ink and postage money has been well wasted. Let alone all the mental and emotional angst suffered by families who would have been affected by the layoff, how much has that cost the state in employee productive hours?

So much stress anxiety and who know what else, and of course not everything was taken care of. At least we can go to work and breathe a little easier until the next biennium budget. It will be interesting to see where the funding came from, how are they paying for this budget?

More taxes on home owners and gallons of gas? Still at least it is done, in time, I do not think our legislature has played well with the custodial duties of the state’s monies. I may be wrong, I am merely an outsider looking in going “Why can’t you all agree?” As I have not been on the floors I do not know what had to be compromised to fit the constitutional obligations to the children and the state. I seem to suffer from the same issue I have accused others of: “It’s not my issue, someone else can pay for it.” Well maybe I do need to pay for these additional taxes as I am not a home owner and do not pay taxes on a home. However I do have a child who has to go to school, and taxes from the homes in some part do go to pay for the schools. So I have my happy uninformed rant and realize that they do a much harder job than I would want to do. Who wants to play with numbers and have to decide who can afford to live?

 

http://www.theolympian.com/2013/06/27/2601864/state-lawmakers-say-they-have.html

http://www.theolympian.com/2013/06/27/2601753/wash-political-leaders-say-budget.html

http://www.leg.wa.gov/pages/home.aspx

http://newstalk870.am/how-much-did-wa-special-legislative-session-cost-taxpayers-and-not-a-single-bill-passed/

$77,000// $90 per day

http://www.theolympian.com/2013/06/27/2601192/state-alerts-thousands-of-possible.html

http://blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2013/06/26/state-senate-gop-led-coalition-says-budget-deal-has-been-reached-house-dems-say-not-yet/

State senate GOP-led coalition says budget deal has been reached; House Dems say not yet

Post by Melissa Santos / The Olympian on June 26, 2013 at 12:34 pm

Read more here: http://blog.thenewstribune.com/politics/2013/06/26/state-senate-gop-led-coalition-says-budget-deal-has-been-reached-house-dems-say-not-yet/#storylink=cpy

http://www.theolympian.com/2013/06/17/2587862/budget-impasse-has-state-workers.html

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