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BUDGET: Protect the state’s most vulnerable

Letter by Debi Osborn, Tacoma on Jan. 30, 2012 at 2:05 pm with 4 Comments »
January 31, 2012 12:53 pm

Legislators in Olympia need to make protecting vulnerable individuals a priority. They need to follow the will of the voters and implement Initiative 1163, which has been passed twice in three years.

The initiative protects seniors and people with disabilities and enables folks to stay in their homes versus having to be placed in expensive nursing homes. Washington voters have spoken loud and clear: Protect our most vulnerable and implement I-1163.

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  1. frankiethomas says:

    I-1163 is a bad law that takes money that COULD go to healthcare and protecting elderly and sends it straight to a union. Family members that want to care for their own sick or disabled parents or children neither want or need this law; current law was more than enough. The campaign for this law was fearmongering spread by the union who solely benefits from its passage and enforcement.

  2. taxedenoughintacoma says:

    I-1163 is the SEIU employment act of 2011. OK, the voters bought it hook, line and sinker. (dummies)

    Now the legislature has to find the cash. Simple, cut other SEIU funded programs to pay this. Keep it revenue netural, not a penny more. Call your legislator and tell them just this.

    Not a penny for the SEIU.

  3. alindasue says:

    frankiethomas said, “I-1163 is a bad law that takes money that COULD go to healthcare and protecting elderly and sends it straight to a union.”

    The truth is that the money pays wages for the people who provide the care for the elderly and disabled – the people who provide the “healthcare and protection”.

    The only money that goes to the union is money that the caregivers send to the union out of their own wages – but then its easier to argue against a faceless “union” than the real people who do the caregiving.

  4. frankiethomas says:

    Nope aiindasue. I did my research when it was up for a vote. I could see where the money was coming from then and where the money was going to go if it became law.

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