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Mark Miloscia’s vision thing

Post by Patrick O'Callahan on Dec. 30, 2008 at 5:57 pm |
December 30, 2008 5:57 pm

You cannot accuse state Rep. Mark Miloscia of ignoring the big picture.


The Federal Way Democrat and his Republican seatmate Skip Priest were in this morning to talk about the looming threat of another legislative session. We wanted to find out what dogs the Federal Way area might have in the looming battle royal over the busted state budget.


Miloscia spent the better part of a half hour giving us a stemwinder that covered: health care costs, the wage gap between rich and poor, the “disappearing” middle class, the decline of the two-parent family, poverty as a root cause, the root causes of poverty, affordable housing and growth management, homelessness, the dishonesty of society, the need for a higher minimum wage, outsourcing and the lamentable transition to a service economy, the need for measurable outcomes in government and …


And other issues I couldn’t write fast enough to catch.


Somehow I don’t think even a 105-day session will be able to handle all that. Whatever Miloscia’s faults as a lawmaker may be, lack of passion isn’t among them.

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