I have lived in Washington for six years now, and I lived in California for many years before that. I must say I’m stumped. California has the eighth largest economy in the world yet the state is going bankrupt. Why? Could it be that California is also the most liberal entitlement state in the union?
Now the voters in Washington are doing the same thing by keeping people in office like Chris Gregoire and Patty Murray. You remember the last election for governor when Gregoire campaigned saying “Washington does not have a deficit. We have a rainy day fund surplus.” Of course, when the election was over she finally realized we do in fact have a deficit in Washington.
Now we had a chance to replace Murray with someone who won’t try to bankrupt our country like Murray’s idols in California. And what have the voters done? Put Murray back in D.C. trying to spend the country out of debt and taxing us more to pay for it. What does it take for voters to see where this state is headed and why it is headed there?