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Dems plan caucuses for this weekend

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on March 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm with 3 Comments »
March 10, 2010 5:51 pm

Washington state Democrats are planning caucuses Sunday in 29 legislative districts to choose delegates to the party’s June convention.

Click here for a list of local caucuses. Here is the full release:

*PRESS ADVISORY*

Democrats will gather at Legislative District Caucuses
on March 14th

SEATTLE – The Washington State Democratic Party today announced that Democrats will meet statewide on Sunday, March 14th, at 1:00pm, at 29 Legislative District Caucuses to begin the process of choosing Delegates to their June 26th Convention in Vancouver.

“Two years ago 240,000 Washington Democrats gathered in their Precinct Caucuses to demand Change in America. That day began a journey that ended on Election Night when America elected Barack Obama, our first African American President,” said Dwight Pelz, Chair of the Washington State Democratic Party. “This year’s Caucuses will send Delegates to our State Convention in Vancouver, where we will once again craft a progressive platform for Washington.”

In 2008 the Party held Precinct Caucuses as the first step in its biennnial Convention Cycle. In this non-Presidential year, the State Party will hold Legislative District Caucuses on Sunday, March 14th, and County Conventions on Saturday, April 10th. Twenty-nine (29) Legislative Districts will meet this Sunday, while the remaining Legislative Districts will meet in conjunction with their County Conventions on April 10th.

WHAT: Legislative District Caucuses
DATE: Sunday, March 14th
TIME: 1:00 pm
WHERE: For a list of Caucus locations, go to: http://wa-democrats.org/index.php?page=display&id=549

For more information on the 2010 Convention Cycle, go to: http://wa-democrats.org/index.php?page=display&id=560

“Democrats in Washington are already campaigning to re-elect Senator Patty Murray and Representatives Dicks, McDermott, Smith, Larsen, and Inslee. We will hold Brian Baird’s seat in the 3rd Congressional District, and Suzan DelBene will defeat Dave Reichert in the 8th,” said Pelz. “Once the Legislature adjourns we will set out to hold our majorities in Olympia. We know that Republicans have no plans, no proposals, and no commitments to the people of our state and our nation.”

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  1. “Once the Legislature adjourns we will set out to hold our majorities in Olympia. We know that Republicans have no plans, no proposals, and no commitments to the people of our state and our nation.” And, that sounds just-like those people [Republicans] will spend less ‘Taxpayers’ money absent plans, proposals, or commitments?

    What is a “commitments”? And, who made what “commitments” to whom with ‘Taxpayers’ revenue?

    Let’s all vote Independent or Republican and get rid of those Democrats that seem to thinks debt is good, more taxes for ‘Taxpayers’ great, and a social welfare state just makes the greatest sense; for example, U.S. Debt Clock shows what these Democrats are doing today—spend like there will be no ‘Taxpayers’ tomorrow and continue to take [beg] for every ‘Taxpayers’ debt dollar.

  2. Mr. Sherman,
    I do have to question you on your statement. In 2000, this country had a projected surplus, by the end of 2008, there was a massive deficit.

    Nationally, the Congress and White House was controlled by so-called “fiscal conservatives” during those 8 years. Many voted for deficit spending outside the standard budget to fund two military ventures. Did you support this deficit spending at that time?

    Insofar as our state, yes, our tax structure is broken, it needs to be equalized and made fair for all citizens. Numerous independent surveys and studies have shown that our state is tops for business creation, low for the so-called ‘tax burden’, and we have weathered this recession fairly well.

    For many I sadly report that in a civil society, not paying taxes is not an option. It is our dues for belonging. It’s a fact. Taxes pay for our schools, our police, or roads, our fire department, and the safety net that supports us.

  3. NealSr, I disagree with your because your Democrats just like Dicks sold-out the United State economic prosperity in the 1990s with foreign trade agreements that made the United States worker compete within the world economy of under-developed countries—lower wages, benefits absent, no health care, no pensions, and no workplace health and safety standards enforcement.

    Neal, I also complained about what those Democrats did at that time also. See, “AMERICA AND THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION”, http://www.ppl.nl/bibliographies/wto/files/938.pdf
    “UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT” 30 Aug 1999, (“On average, every billion dollars of goods and services exports results in thousands of jobs here at home.”) so, where are all these jobs today? We see presented within http://www.usdebtclock.org/ the ‘actual number of unemployed” today listed as 25,999,544-people that are not ‘Taxpayers’ but must be part of some U.S. social welfare system funded by ‘Taxpayers’ debt.

    And, the taxes your referencing—schools, our police, or roads, our fire department; for example, just what is the ‘industry of education’ doing to educate students for and at what cost for what work to become productive tomorrows ‘Taxpayers’ with full-time employed job? However I do agree: police and fire a necessity (but not police boats or marine police divisions), and gas tax should be paying for our road use (but somebody decided to put money into ‘mass transit’ people moving system), and an ever-larger expansive social welfare system is required; it follows, because over 25-million people are not able find the jobs here and many jobs were exported to under-developed countries yesterday and just might be continuing today.

    Let me review Neal; for example, I seem to recall we have had some major financial bailouts ‘Taxpayers’ costs, and these bailouts continue today, related to personal home foreclosures related to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac lending practices supported for home purchases. I forgot which Republican came-up-with and supported the Fannie & Freddie no money and buy a home concept but buy the home anyway? Seems-to-me if United State workers were still employed with good paying with benefits(vacation, health care, and pensions) jobs the need for your social welfare programs would not be required for remaining jobs ‘Taxpayers’ jobs funding. Neal, did you know that Fannie & Freddie are sill lack legislation that will ensure the federal government is accounting for taxpayer money that is used to prop up the these Fannie & Freddie finance institutions today. I am sure our Democrats’ today are sponsoring legislation for accurate cost accounting related to Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. I also forgot what years somebody decided to form financial institutions of Fannie & Freddie any why?

    What is needed here within Washington State is jobs (good full time jobs with all the same benefits that government employees receive today) for all unemployed people within Washington State and return of vibrant improving for-profit business economy today and tomorrow! Not taxes! Not new taxes! Not new ‘Taxpayers’ debt! Not bigger government!

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