Aug. 29, 2012 at 8:30am
The questions being asked to Washington State Legislative candidates this year from the Tacoma Sun are very specific and address such issues as the best method rebuilding Tacoma Streetcars, digital billboards, pollution in Tacoma and addressing the Felon Dumping Ground Issue.
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by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 8:57am
|Thanks for bringing this Tacoma Sun "interview" to our attention, Erik. |
In the final analysis, Ms. Darneille is one of the architects of Washington State's many failed policy initiatives. I see little reason to extend her legislative experiment by electing her to the State Senate.
by cisserosmiley on 8/29/2012 @ 10:17am
|@Fredo, it makes no sense for 1%'ers like Jack Connelly & Jake Fey to represent us when WE have Jeannie Darnielle & Lauren Walker. Why do super wealthy guys want be our voice??? And Mit Romney too ???|
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 10:44am
|cissero, I'm sorry it sounded like I was endorsing Connelly. I wasn't. But if folks like Darneille are going to wreck the state what difference does it make if we try somebody new? Can they really do any worse? |
Don't see what Romney has to do with our State Senate races. And I don't think we should exclude rich people from running for office. I'd rather have a businessman with a good head on his shoulders making policy decisions than some bum from the city mission who's elected just because he's poor.
by cisserosmiley on 8/29/2012 @ 12:02pm
|I would like an astute public servant...Obama, Darnielle, Walker
...rich dudes go play with yourselves
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 12:25pm
|"rich dudes go play with yourselves"|
Barack Obama net worth=$11,800,000
by KevinFreitas on 8/29/2012 @ 2:05pm
|Tell the whole story now @fredo:|
Mitt Romney net worth: $200 million (source: www.google.com/search?q=mitt+romney+net+...)
Barack Obama net worth: $11.8 million (source: www.google.com/search?q=barack%20obama%2...)
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 2:13pm
Kevin, are you saying that Obama isn't a "rich dude?"
by cisserosmiley on 8/29/2012 @ 3:43pm
|There is something inconsistent between the values of our wealthiest citizens and the other 90 something % of us that live an extremely less resourced life here in capitalistic, democratic USA.|
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 4:23pm
|I'm not sure I want to live in a country where everybody has the same level of income. That would mean the highest producers were having their income confiscated and distributed to the laziest people. |
But maybe there is an inconsistency in values. The highest earners probably value thrift, industriousness, and achievement and the lowest earners value skipping school and calling in sick everytime they have a hangover.
by KevinFreitas on 8/29/2012 @ 4:51pm
|Yes, Obama is what I would consider rich. However, Romney is nearly 20 times richer. If you compare someone who makes $10k a year to someone who makes $200k (20 times more) a year would you call them both poor? No. There's a huge difference in those numbers comparing Obama's net worth to Romney's no matter what words you use to describe it.|
Then the question can be begged about how each made/earned their riches. No time to research that at the moment but I'm sure that info's out there somewhere.
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 5:03pm
| How can we use wealth to select the best candidate?|
There's always going to be one candidate in every race who is wealthier than the others. Romney is richer than Obama. Obama is richer than Ron Paul ($5.4M). Is Ron Paul the best candidate because he has the least money? Is Obama the best candidate because he has less money than Romney?
When Richard Nixon ran against the 1%er John F. Kennedy, was he the better candidate because he wasn't wealthy?
by tacoma_1 on 8/29/2012 @ 5:22pm
|Beware of the never ending nonsensical rabbit hole.|
by cisserosmiley on 8/29/2012 @ 5:23pm
|I am comfortable using wealth as a reason to choose a candidate because the further from my socio-economic strata my "representative" is the less they will protect my needs in this community.|
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 5:38pm
|cissero, then you would have been a Nixon man! |
Bravo to you.
How do like Ron Paul?
He's a lot closer to your socio-economic strata than Barack Obama.
by KevinFreitas on 8/29/2012 @ 5:43pm
|Haha, oh so very true @tacoma_1 :) I recently figured out why I'm so content this major election cycle as opposed to 2008 and came up with two things:|
No TV. The lack of broadcast or cable TV brings with it anear complete abolishing of political ads and horrible new channel's coverage.
Go Local. I've also found that I'll invest my time/attention inversely with the size/weight of the office I'm voting for. This means I'll pay more attention to local elections than state or national. This also helps me get a greater perceived return on my vote when I can walk up and talk to a local candidate and impress upon him/her my view any this issue or that.
I highly recommend this technique for anyone who feels too wrapped up in races that, really, have little to do with day-to-day-life.
by fredo on 8/29/2012 @ 6:31pm
|Oh so very true.|
I'm going to vote for Jeannie Darneille. She has less money than Jack Connelly so I can be assurred that when she participates in ruining our state government it won't be because of greed. She's just like the rest of us poor slobs, she wants to spend more than we have to spend and more than we're likely to have to spend.
by cisserosmiley on 8/29/2012 @ 7:51pm
|I'm voting for Lauren Walker & Jeannie Darnielle because the rich dudes that want to "represent" us, don't.|
by low bar on 8/30/2012 @ 5:28pm
|fredo I'll go down your rabbit hole and pinch off a big fact check curler in it. How does that sound amigo?|
History is not on your side bud. I'll use your words against you and turn this thread to a 200+ reply thread ok?
"I'd rather have a businessman with a good head on his shoulders making policy decisions.." - fredo
don't get me started on that draft dodging chicken hawk romney. i will light up this blog
by fredo on 8/30/2012 @ 7:26pm
calm down low bar. the election isn't until november.
by low bar on 8/31/2012 @ 2:39pm
|elections? we are beyond that when so many lies are being spred and the facts are ignored. the GOP and its supporters needs to meet the rest of the union in a field in Kansas. |
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