They did it. Washington State Senate Democrats just blew up not one, not two, but all three budgets. Not that this is a big surprise to anyone who’s been following the hellacious process, but what the heck are DemoLibs thinking? (Because hey, who needs to act like a grown-up when you’re busy spending other people’s money like there’s no tomorrow? )
Oh, wait. Did I just use “DemoLib” and “think” in the same sentence? Oops.
I have some very unfortunate news regarding this year’s session. Due to a combination of immaturity, too much alcohol, and a lack of respect for the process and keeping your word, The Senate Democrats went back on their word and blew up all three budgets–operating, capital, and transportation. We have enough money in the signed operating budget to keep the government open until September. After that we’re not sure what will happen.
I know people see a lot of partisan posts on Facebook full of hyperbole but I can tell you that last night’s behavior by the Senate Democrats was the most disgraceful I have. seen in 20 years of politics.
For all you teachers out there that think the Democrats are your friends, they just sabotaged the 3 raised we were going to give you. They also sabotaged the $100 million we were going to give the Central Washington University and they have almost destroyed the tuition cut we were going to give all the parents.
No matter how long I serve, I will never forget the scene last night of inebriated Democrats laughing about about how they had screwed everyone including their House Democratic friends and thinking it was funny.
Watch DemoLibs ramp up the spin machine on this puppy. First up on the Olympia two-step dance card – wait for it – will be “It was the Republicans’ fault!” According to Senate Dems, apparently, when keeping your word doesn’t work, there’s always blackmail. Unless you can figure out a way to blame it on a bad YouTube video and then scrub all emails on the subject. Not surprisingly, the WEA is pitching a fit. Again.
Someone needs a Mommy very badly.
Meanwhile, for teachers, parents, and anyone else who’s vertical and breathing and still voting DemoLib: What the heck is wrong with you?
Rep. Matt Manweller represents the 13th legislative district. He’s also a Political Science Professor at Central Washington University.
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