As your citizen legislator, I’m running for the State Senate in 2016 following my appointment in January after seven years of service in the House of Representatives. I’m running to continue to tackle major challenges. Our city and region is exploding with growth and change. Yet our public policy approach to education, transportation, mental health, environment, public safety, affordability and so many other issues too often lags behind our potential.
I ask, with deep appreciation for the opportunity to serve our district and state, for the honor of your vote in 2016.
Taxes are always a tough topic, but did you know Washington ranks 33rd in nation in overall level of state and local taxes (2014)? This means $96.61 of your hard-earned $1,000 in personal income pays for all of state and local services combined including education. U.S. average is $106.00. Only two of our direct global challenge states have lower tax burdens. ... See MoreSee Less
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Richard McManusThe Dying Fossil Fuel Industry May 23, 2017: The only real question for us is not when the fossil fuel industry collapses, but how it collapses. (aka stop producing and selling cheap oil). Would Americans foot the bill for a second massive bailout of these energy companies, so soon after the first? Would they do it if Big Oil is the recipient? I think the political chaos surrounding that public discussion would be deadly to Big Oil all on its own. The industry’s long-term debts now total over $2 trillion, the report concludes, half of which “will never be repaid because the issuing firms comprehend neither how dramatically their industry has changed nor how these changes threaten to soon engulf them.” [emphasis added] An $2 trillion debt burden — with $1 trillion doomed never to be repaid — will kill even the largest industry once investors become convinced they’ll never get their money back. for more read: www.nakedcapitalism.com/2017/05/gaius-publius-dying-fossil-fuel-industry.html or see Thom Hartmann video at this link. Hartmann wrote a book on Peak Oil Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight and knows what he is talking about. www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxNmEq2h_Vw&feature=youtu.be My comment: We are seeing the end of industrial civilization and soon. Changing the norm to help stop global warming www.facebook.com/groups/753844034662249/ The End of Cheap Oil www.facebook.com/groups/461146587275445/ Running on Empty Caucus of United States Democrats www.facebook.com/groups/149243698443944/ There is hope with this technology: Thorium Liquid Salt Reactor may help soften the crash, but the extreme emergency is coming fast. www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BybPPIMuQQ www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTrg9_mrNSQ Population growth is a problem. One Child Per Family facebook page at www.facebook.com/groups/285696371857179/ www.worldpopulationbalance.org/3_times_sustainable Puget Sound Survival Community www.facebook.com/groups/1435706693314077/4 days ago
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