Tag Archives: Jay Inslee

#SAVEINTALCO…Intalco Families Reach Out to Local Leaders for Help

#SAVEINTALCO…Intalco Families Reach Out to Local Leaders for Help On November 2nd 2015 Alcoa announced plans to curtail Intalco by late January 2016. So, late on Nov 24th, I, a handful of employees, and some other wives and significant others of employees at Intalco were discussing the curtailment on our Intalco FB group page…we decided we couldn’t stand by after the Nov 2nd curtailment announcement and instead began writing, both email and physical mail, everyone we could think of who had power to keep Intalco open. We immediately began writing Governor Inslee, Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, Suzan DelBene, Doug Ericksen, Vincent Buys, Luanne Van Werven, Kelli Linville, Jon Mutchler, Dave Gallagher at the Bellingham Herald, Alcoa officials, trending celebrities in the media who fight for American jobs, the Whatcom County Council, local political groups, local and state media outlets and even Presidential candidates. Soon after the letter writing began one of the Intalco spouses started the tagline #saveintalco to use on social media so we could utilize viewing traffic. The hashtag has been used on Facebook and Twitter both directly on elected official’s pages, and those in the media spotlight, their pages and groups that fight for blue collar workers, …

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Health and Safety…the language used to sell a Green Agenda and higher costs of living for Everyone

Everyday local and national news headlines screech “heath and safety,” it’s the moral thing to do! We are told; “What’s a few pennies, a few nickels, a few dimes, a few quarters, a few dollars, a latte-or-two, for the health and safety of a nation?” Hundreds (if not thousands) of latte’s later we are still being sold that same jargon. When will our sacrifices, our social obligation through taxation and regulation be enough? Are we affecting the poverty level? In the 1950’s the poverty level was 22.4%, in the year 2000 the poverty level was 11.3% and in 2010 the rate rose to 15.1% (after all that stimulus spending???) and yet we are still bombarded with the hysteria that the sky is falling, we have to force equality by sharing everything through mandated minimum wage, hundreds of new taxes and regulations and now President Obama and Governor Inslee are implementing their plans, by executive order (the actions of Kings over the Serfs) for massive new carbon restrictions “and” carbon taxes. More pain for the health and safety of our nation. Really? Well the best way to balance all of this is to reach out and expose the hypocrisy. Did you …

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Gov. Inslee’s Carbon Tax is just “Cruel”

Last Wednesday’s debate held at the Whatcom County Courthouse was reported to have been very well attended (a packed house) and because I was unable to attend the event, I asked Karl Uppiano to provide a report on the debate. ~ Kris HaltermanHi Kris, We had a full house at the Whatcom County Courthouse (a.k.a., the council chambers) last night for the Cap & Trade Debate, hosted by the Freedom Foundation. The panel included Senator Doug Ericksen (R) – Chair of the Senate Energy Environment & Telecommunications Committee Daniel Simmons – Institute for Energy Research, Director of Regulatory and State Affairs Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon (D) – Chair of the House Environment Committee Dr. Yoram Bouman – Environmental Economist & Author I can’t distill two hours down to a few paragraphs, but I can recount the highlights. This was a debate about Governor Inslee’s cap & trade proposal. However, we were frequently reminded by several panel members that there is actually no official policy or legislation to look at, so it is all speculation. We were essentially told to assume that the CO2 science is settled, to accept that global warming is a foregone conclusion, and to get on with debating …

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Nonprofit KPLU Does Expose on How a Small, Elite-Rich in Washington Manipulate the State

Dillon Honcoop, host of the KGMI Morning Show on Cascade Radio’s KGMI radio station interviewed Randy Peeple, from Shiftwa.org about the vast organizations operating in Washington State (and around the globe) that are funded by small pockets of uber-rich people from the Seattle area, to form policy and thus rule the State for the Progressive Agenda.  If you were not already aware of the deep pockets of this movement…now you are.  Even Washington’s PDC who is mission is to have open access for everyone to see who is funding a political campaign or initiative is not immune to their power.  Just ask the WSRP how their complaint about the illegal actions of uber-rich Tom Steyerillegal actions of uber-rich Tom Steyer was treated v. the rest of the us. ~ Kris Halterman Wealthy Donors Fund Never-Ending ‘Progressive’ Campaign In Washington State By AUSTIN JENKINS Staff at Fuse Washington meet to update their communications and community organizing efforts. Listen 5:06 You’ve heard of Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS and other issue advocacy groups that don’t have to disclose their donors. They are transforming American politics. These political nonprofits also exist at the state level. But much of this activity is coming from the …

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Governor Inslee And Grading Schools

Leave it to Jay Inslee to abandon the one good education idea he actually campaigned on last November. On his campaign website,  the Governor vowed to “institute a system of public accountability that gives a grade to every high school, middle school and elementary school.” He even clarified this position several times during interviews throughout the campaign. But Governor Inslee recently flip-flopped on that very issue when he opposed SB 5238, a bill that would grade public schools on an A-F scale. Even though he “vowed” to institute just a few short months before (see video), the Governor now wants the issue to be more carefully studied. Just another obvious concession to his friends at the Washington Education Association, who helped him win last November’s gubernatorial election. Parents and taxpayers, on the other hand, overwhelmingly support SB 5238. According to the Seattle Times, a recent poll commissioned by Stand for Children found two-thirds of the respondents supported letter grades for public schools.  Under the SB 5238 grades would be based on test scores, graduation rates, college readiness and other factors. But SB 5238 never made it out of the House Education Committee, much to the dismay of Republicans in the …

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