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A Lot Of Fancy Numbers, Are They Lies Too?

Opinion By Bob L.
Dec. 28th 2013

They sure throw around a lot of numbers, how true are they? There is one set of numbers there that I do not see, that is how many people and families will have the choice of getting FINED for not getting Health Insurance to keep a roof over their head and food on their table, or buying Insurance and losing that roof and food to go live on the street or in a shelter, take your pick, which way do you want it, Home or Street, I don’t think you really have a choice, which ever way you choose will be wrong, will lead to bankruptcy eventually.

Welcome to death by the NUMBERS, TAXES, FINES or Starvation, ether way they will get all your money, by the number.

I have not seen any statistics on that, DO they not think that is not going to happen, if that is the case, then they are very raped up in their own Wages and Perks that most American people won’t get and will never see, all because of NINCOMPOOP decisions made by the greedy Politicians and Rich who have now become Dictators of this Country, and saying who is going to live and work or die, I think that is DIE so they can bring in more people from other Countries to work for less pay.

From the why I see it, it is just another Scam on the American people like Taxes, with Fines and Penalties that they are exempt from, just to pay for more Government Workers with outrageous wages and perks while the rest of Americans live in fear every day of losing every thing that they have worked for, that even means their JOBS.

NO Government Agency cares about the American people, American people are nothing but free money any time they want it by raising TAXES, and a free pay check and with all their perks, if they did care, they would have more respect for Legal Americans Citizens and stop TAXING jobs out of this Country.

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That health care law, by the numbers

Associated Press
By CALVIN WOODWARD
Dec. 27th 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government churns out tons of numbers, but here’s one you won’t see: 0.0002. That’s the percentage of estimated online visitors to healthcare.gov who actually signed up for coverage the first day.

Altogether, that’s six people out of just over 3 million.

Not all the figures associated with the rollout of President Barack Obama’s health care law are so ridiculously dreary. Three million tells a happier tale, too. That’s how many young adults have been able to get coverage under their parents’ plan thanks to the law’s rule that people up to age 26 can do so. Continue reading

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For Every ACTION There Is A REACTION and YOU Pay for That

Comment By Bob L.
Nov. 14th 2013

Yes for every action there is a reaction, and that reaction is the health of the American people, and the people of the World by Food Contamination (better known as poison to all living things) which in most cases requires WATER, and this Water which is needed to nourish (to sustain with food or nutriment; and supply with what is necessary for life, health, and growth) growth of any food crop, same as it is needed for the human body, then you have foods you depend on that comes out of  Lakes, Rivers, Streams, and Oceans.

I am not a Professor, a Politician, or Environmentalist who take it upon them selves to make decisions on what they think is better for you and the world, these are the people who think that they know better than any one else because it looks good on paper and in books (know it all’s who went to College and came out dumber than they went in), I am just a person just like many who take the time to look at both sides to see the good and bad before going in head first, but no buddy else can see that, but how to make a profit from going forward with it good or bad. Continue reading

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Do They Want Cracker With That Wine?

Comment By Bob L.
Oct. 2nd 2013

When shit hits the fan, we need to hold these people responsible, News Media, FINE them for covering up this Scam, and recall every  Democrat and any Republican who backed Obamacare  and vote them out of office and not let them ever run for office.

Look at it this way, if the Republicans give Obama, Reid, and Pelosi what they want then we should demand that they cut their WAGES to Forty Thousand Dollars (40,000.00) a year, and pay for their own Medical, do you think they will do that, and then put the rest of their pay in to paying for Obamacare instead of taking it away from Medicaid and Medicare, they don’t need a pay scale that they are receiving, they get every thing from the Taxpayer basically free, so why do they need such a big Pay package when they are Millionaires, we have to live on what we make with no other help from another income like they do.

Look at all these CRY BABIES complaining that they lost their job, and what are they going to do, well did any one think about the people who lost their JOBS, Three, Four, Five or more Years ago, did any of them do any thing to help them find and get back to work, when these people who are out of work now are some of the people who Helped PUT these people out of work, so why should any one worry about them losing their Jobs, like they say what goes around comes around.

This is just like the Teachers who say they are there to teach kids but are more worried about getting a Pay Raise than teaching, they are just another Government Employee thinking about them selves and not who they are hurting by getting these outrageous Wages, because every time they get a pay package, medical, and retirement INCREASE , it hurts people who are losing their Jobs through Tax increases and tighter Regulations, PUT INTO EFFECT BY these Government CRYBABIES, I say cut unneeded people from Government and put that money back into the bank, Ooops, I forgot Obama will JUST GIVE IT to his Friends On the other side of the Ocean.

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Terrorist Stopping Unemployed from Getting Jobs

Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 22nd 2013

Environmental Terrorist stopping Americans from getting a Job to feed them selves and their Families, when are they going to get it through their Yuppy Brains that this Country needs Jobs to get the Economy running again, and every time one of these groups protest, it keeps people from having a job, this Country gets farther behind in paying off its debt every month, I do believe that is what they want, is the U.S. to be taken over by another Country, BETTER WATCH WHAT YOU ASK FOR, you could get a Dictator that take away all the freedoms that you now have, even to Protest.

Obama and his Czars are doing a good job of it right now, and they are putting this Country farther in DEBT, but that is what they want, by using these Groups they are slowly converting this Country that way, and leading this Country in to full Government Control as days go by.

We don’t need Foreign Terrorist Groups to destroy this Country we have are own, they are called Environmentalist, Racist Promoters, Church Groups, Lobbyist and the Rich, they are the ones who are running the Government.

Now if this is what they want then lets give it to them:

     1. Shut down ALL Power Plants immediately:

  • this will stop all oil and Coal movement
  • Lets just say Trains can’t run today with out Electricity or Diesel
  • All Planes will be Grounded, now what do you think will Happen?

Obama Won’t be able to leave the White House to spread more lies.

    2. By Shutting down the Power Grid

  • Noooo Electricity means
  • No power for Gas for your Car, Electric Cars
  • Home heating, no propane or electricity to cooking, air conditioning, and lights to read by
  • TV, Computer, clocks to wake you up to go to work
  • Restaurants, and Bars to get drunk, because NO ONE will have a JOB to go to
  • Oooooh That’s Right, you will not have a job to go to any more, so keep protesting and you will get what you are asking for

If this Country keep kissing their ass, you might just as well turn this Country over to Obama and his Muslim Brother Hood, or China who controls most of our DEBT.

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Environmental activists protest pipeline, coal trains

By Deborah Horne
Posted: Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013

SEATTLE — They called it the Draw the Line Day of Action to stop Canada’s proposed extension of its Keystone XL Pipeline down the middle of this country, which is an issue that brought Jane Levine to Seattle’s waterfront because the pipeline would cut through her native Nebraska. Continue reading

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How Much Poorer Do They Want Us

Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 14th 2013

I wonder if all these Politicians were paid the same as the Working poor with standard bills that the rest of the people on a low-income have to pay would not think that taxes should go higher.

People who make a good wage don’t seem to care if this state goes broke, just as long as you don’t mess with their Wages and Benefits.

They say that Projects rely on gas tax hike, NO they depend on who money is Spent and Handled in Olympia and around the Country, it is time that people get off their asses and tell this Government that money does not grow on trees, it comes from the backs of the working poor who can least afford more taxes.

What would they do if they were in the same money bracket, do you think that they would like to see money misspent, like Dome Stadiums, all this money spent on Bike Trails and lanes, and not get one dime from any of the people using them, Like paying for a Bike Course to get an pay to keep an Endorsement on their Drivers License, a yearly license Plate and Tab like on Motor Cycles and like all Other vehicles that use the roads, then see how much money can be raised that way before talking more taxes.

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Inslee: Projects rely on gas tax hike

By Sharon Salyer, Herald Writer
Published: Friday, September 13, 2013

LYNNWOOD — Gov. Jay Inslee came to Snohomish County Wednesday to make a pitch: Dig in your wallets now, he said, to help unclog area roads later.

What the governor is selling is an increase in the gas tax of perhaps six to 10 cents. Continue reading

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Who is Next to Be Homless, Could it Be You

Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 14th 2013

Who could be the next list of homeless here in Washington State, could it be you?

Where do you expect people with No Job and No Money to live, I know, any where, but not in my back yard. This is what goes on every where in this Country and around the world, and all people can do is complain about the homeless instead of helping to stop Homelessness.

Every one complains about the homeless problem, but no one wants to do any thing about it but complain, what do you want people to do when they lose their jobs do to Government rules and regulations and Outsourcing, do you have a better idea on how to save these jobs, if so speak up and tell Government that you the American people are not going to take it any more.

If you don’t want to help then stop complaining about it and let these people alone, do think that most of these people want to be there and wondering where they are going to come up with some money to in some cases to feed their family, and wonder why they try to find some where to make some money.

Another good example is Senior Citizens who are to fend for them selves because they don’t have enough places for them to live on a set income that the People and Government are complaining about them getting all these Entitlements, well how do you think that you could live on what they get, when it comes to Rent, Transportation, and then you add Electric, Water, Heat, Insurance, sewer, and Taxes, and every year these go up but their incomes. You might say that get Cost of Living, Three Percent (3%), that is a joke when it comes to Public Servants, they get Pay, plus Cost of Living, then when they retire they still get a good retirement that the Private Sector don’t get.

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Mess left behind after Olympia homeless camp is dismantled

By ZAHID ARAB / KING 5 News
September 14, 2013

Frustrated families want what’s left of a homeless encampment in Olympia cleaned up. People forced out of it about a month ago left behind tents, drug paraphernalia and other biohazards.

Neighbors wonder why it’s still there. Continue reading

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More Nanny Government Take Over to Kill Jobs

Comment by Bob L. Sept. 13th 2013 These Government Agencies who don’t know how to take care of their own Operations, are now trying to tell Businesses how to run their Companies. Let’s see how much they are in debt to the American public because of how they run their organization, they now think that THEY are qualified to run every one else right out of Business and in Debt, just like them, some things are fine, but it is up to these Businesses and its Employees to say what to do, Not Governments. ===============================================================================

Tacoma considers sick leave ordinance

By ZAHID ARAB / KING 5 News Posted on September 12, 2013 TACOMA, Wash. — A proposal to require paid sick leave for all Tacoma small business employees was the focus of a town hall meeting Thursday night. A group of more than 30 community organizations, unions and business owners organized under the name “Healthy Tacoma” aim to gain support for a proposed city ordinance that would make paid leave mandatory.

Dowd’s BBQ is one of many businesses in favor of it. Continue reading
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Racist Laws Are Turning This Country A Battle Ground

Comment By Bob L.
Sept. 4th 2013

It is getting to where this Country is becoming a battle ground of Racist Laws to which it is getting to dangerous to go out or even own a Business, for fear of these hate groups and the violence that they are getting away with on Society, and the laws are backing them.

This administration says that it is not Racist, but since its arrival in the last Five years, the government has turned their back on the violence that has stemmed from passing new laws for any one who wants a law so they can file a Discrimination suit, and Obama and his Czars keep saying that they are not racist.

Ok look what is happening around the United States in the last five years, Riots, Radical groups destroying people’s property, Hate Groups that the Whit House don’t recognize as Hate Groups, you can go on and on and they won’t protect the American people or the Businesses that suffer from them, a business has a right to sell to ever they want to unless it is by the Color of their skin.

They say that it is not all right to sell to who you want to, But it is all right for a Vigilante Group to threaten and harass any one they want to, and that is legal, and then that your religious beliefs and rights mean nothing  in this Country any more, unless they are of Islam and the Koran, laws the White House seems to favor.

There were two side to this, the Baker Discriminated against a couple, and then many more people Disseminated against any florists, wedding planners or other vendors that did business with this Bakery, now these two Discriminations shows that  the law is guilty of taking sides, in a Discrimination case, and not going after the Threats and violence to the Bakers Family. 

This is the law today in America, prosecute the innocent, and let the violators and criminal go.

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TODD’S AMERICAN DISPATCH: Christian  bakery closes after LGBT threats, protests

By Todd Starnes
Todd’s Daily Dispatch
Published September 03, 2013A family-owned Christian bakery, under investigation for refusing to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple, has been forced to close its doors after a vicious boycott by militant homosexual activists.

Sweet Cakes By Melissa posted a message on its Facebook page alerting customers that their Gresham, Ore. retail store would be shut down after months of harassment from pro-gay marriage forces.

“Better is a poor man who walks in integrity than a rich man who is crooked in his ways,” read a posting from Proverbs on the bakery’s Facebook page.

“It’s a sad day for Christian business owners and it’s a sad day for the First Amendment,” owner Aaron Klein told me. “The LGBT attacks are the reason we are shutting down the shop. They have killed our business through mob tactics.”

Last January, Aaron and Melissa Klein made national headlines when they refused to bake a wedding cake for a lesbian couple.

Klein tells me he has nothing against homosexuals — but because of their religious faith, the family simply cannot take part in gay wedding events.

“I believe marriage is between a man and a woman,” he said. “I don’t want to help somebody celebrate a commitment to a lifetime of sin.”

The lesbian couple filed a discrimination with the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries and told their story to local newspapers and television statements.

Within days, militant homosexuals groups launched protests and boycotts. Klein told me he received messages threatening to kill his family. They hoped his children would die.

The LGBT protestors then turned on other wedding vendors around the community. They threatened to boycott any florists, wedding planners or other vendors that did business with Sweet Cakes By Melissa.

“That tipped the scales,” Klein said. “The LGBT activists inundated them with phone calls and threatened them. They would tell our vendors, ‘If you don’t stop doing business with Sweet Cakes By Melissa, we will shut you down.’”

To make matters worse, the Oregon’s Bureau of Labor and Industries announced last month they had launched a formal discrimination investigation against the Christian family.

Commissioner Brad Avakian told The Oregonian that he was committed to a fair and thorough investigation to determine whether the bakery discriminated against the lesbians.

“Everybody is entitled to their own beliefs, but that doesn’t mean that folks have the right to discriminate,” he told the newspaper. “The goal is to rehabilitate. For those who do violate the law, we want them to learn from that experience and have a good, successful business in Oregon.”

In other words, Christians who live and work in Oregon must follow man’s law instead of God’s law. But in a show of benevolence, the state is willing to rehabilitate and reeducate Christian business owners like the Kleins.

Klein said the closing of their retail store was a small price to pay for standing up for their religious beliefs.

“As a man of faith, I am in good spirits,” he said. “I’m happy to be serving the Lord and standing up for what’s right.”

Klein said what’s happened to Sweet Cakes By Melissa should be a warning to other Christians across the nation.

“This is a fight that’s been coming for a while,” he said. “Be prepared to take a stand. Hopefully, the church will wake up and understand that we are under attack right now.”

Just last month, New Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that two Christian photographers who declined to photograph a same-sex union violated the state’s Human Rights Act. One justice said the photographers were “compelled by law to compromise the very religious beliefs that inspire their lives.”

Denver baker Jack Phillips is facing possible jail time for refusing to bake a cake for a gay wedding.

The Colorado Attorney General’s office filed a formal complaint against Phillips, the owner of Masterpiece Cake Shop. A hearing before the state’s civil rights commission is set for later this month.

In Indianapolis, a family-owned cookie shop faced a discrimination investigation after they refused to make rainbow cookies for National Coming Out Day.

A T-shirt company in Lexington, Ky. found itself at the center of a Human Rights Commission investigation after they refused to make T-shirts for a local gay rights organization.

Klein said it’s becoming clear that Christians do not have the “right to believe what we believe.”

In other words, gay rights trump religious rights.

Aaron and Melissa Klein tell me they will continue to bake wedding cakes from their home. He’s already taken a full-time job to pay the bills and feed their five children.

Mrs. Klein told television station KPTV her philosophy remains unchanged by recent events.

“The Bible tells us to flee from sin,” she said. “I don’t think making a cake for it helps. I guess in my mind I thought we lived in a lot nicer of a world where everybody tolerated everybody.”

The plight of the Klein family exposes the true nature of the left. Those who preach tolerance and diversity are the least tolerant and the least diverse of all.

Todd Starnes is host of Fox News & Commentary heard on hundreds of radio stations and in his weekly podcast.

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Obama and His Administration NO Money Because of Sequester

Comment By Bob L.
June 19th 2013

Obama and His Administration NO Money Because of Sequester, just another lie by this Administration to get what they want, while in the back door they are hiring, and planning to give out Bonuses, is this the Government you want, Giving out Bonuses to people who don’t produce a product to sell, when most of the Private sector American worker gets diddly squat for producing a product. 

Oh the American worker get TAXED until they have to steal to pay for these lazy nincompoops in public service so they can get paid these Bonuses that they don’t deserve, better know as Public Servant welfare (living off the backs of the Private sector workers).

.Where’s That Worker? Sequester Furloughs Start

 
 
 
 

This goes on and on, and the Government continually cuts programs to hurt the American worker in the Private sector by taking away services of a lot that the people use and depend on, while in the mean time, Obama is Burning up Tax money living on Air Force One while the American people are hurting trying to feed their families and pay their bills.

When people stop believing all the lies coming out of the White House and put their foot down, things are just going to get worse, is this what you want to leave your kids and their future.

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Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses

Associated Press
By STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Associated Press
06-19-2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.

Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa says his office has learned that the IRS is executing an agreement with the employees’ union on Wednesday to pay the bonuses. Grassley says the bonuses should be canceled under an April directive from the White House budget office.

The directive was written by Danny Werfel, a former budget official who has since been appointed acting IRS commissioner.

“The IRS always claims to be short on resources,” Grassley said. “But it appears to have $70 million for union bonuses. And it appears to be making an extra effort to give the bonuses despite opportunities to renegotiate with the union and federal instruction to cease discretionary bonuses during sequestration.”

The IRS said it is negotiating with the union over the matter but did not dispute Grassley’s claim that the bonuses are imminent.

Office of Management and Budget “guidance directs that agencies should not pay discretionary monetary awards at this time, unless legally required,” IRS spokeswoman Michelle Eldridge said in a statement. “IRS is under a legal obligation to comply with its collective bargaining agreement, which specifies the terms by which awards are paid to bargaining-unit employees.”

Eldridge, however, would not say whether the IRS believes it is contractually obligated to pay the bonuses.

“In accordance with OMB guidance, the IRS is actively engaged with NTEU on these matters in recognition of our current budgetary constraints,” Eldridge said.

The National Treasury Employees Union did not respond to requests for comment.

The IRS has been under fire since last month, when IRS officials acknowledged that agents had improperly targeted conservative groups for additional scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status during the 2010 and 2012 elections. A few weeks later, the agency’s inspector general issued a report documenting lavish employee conferences during the same time period.

Three congressional committees and the Justice Department are investigating the targeting of conservative groups. And key Republicans in Congress are promising more scrutiny of the agency’s budget, especially as it ramps up to play a major role in implementing the new health care law.

Much of the agency’s top leadership has been replaced since the scandals broke. President Barack Obama forced the acting commissioner to resign and replaced him with Werfel, who used to work in the White House budget office.

In a letter to Werfel on Tuesday, Grassley said the IRS notified the employee union March 25 that it intended to reclaim about $75 million that had been set aside for discretionary employee bonuses. However, Grassley said, his office has learned that the IRS never followed up on the notice. Instead, Grassley said, the IRS negotiated a new agreement with the bargaining unit to pay about $70 million in employee bonuses.

Grassley’s office said the information came from a “person with knowledge of IRS budgetary procedures.”

“While the IRS may claim that these bonuses are legally required under the original bargaining unit agreement, that claim would allegedly be inaccurate,” Grassley wrote. “In fact, the original agreement allows for the re-appropriation of such award funding in the event of budgetary shortfall.”

Werfel wrote the directive on discretionary employee bonuses while he was still working in the White House budget office. The directive was part of the Obama administration’s efforts to impose across-the-board spending cuts enacted by Congress.

The spending cuts, known as “sequestration,” are resulting in at least five unpaid furlough days this year for the IRS’ 90,000 employees. On these days, the agency is closed and taxpayers cannot access many of the agency’s assistance programs.

Werfel’s April 4 memorandum “directs that discretionary monetary awards should not be issued while sequestration is in place, unless issuance of such awards is legally required. Discretionary monetary awards include annual performance awards, group awards, and special act cash awards, which comprise a sizeable majority of awards and incentives provided by the federal government to employees.”

“Until further notice, agencies should not issue such monetary awards from sequestered accounts unless agency counsel determines the awards are legally required. Legal requirements include compliance with provisions in collective bargaining agreements governing awards.”

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Washington State, No Money To Rebuild I5 Bridge

Comment By Bob L.
05-29-2013

There is no money to replace I5 Bridge at Mt. Vernon, but yet they can come up with money for Seattle, King County, and money to finish Completion of SR 167, from Puyallup to the Port Of Tacoma for a mere $1.27 billion.

What is wrong with this Picture, I call it a Waste of money when there are jobs that should be taken care of First, but they say they don’t have the money for these projects for lack of money.

They have been saying clear back in the Nineties that they were going to finish SR 167 route, why haven’t they done it, well for the same reason that they say they can not replace the I5 Bridge at Mt. Vernon,  or other Bridges that should be replaced, NO MONEY, so where are they coming up with this $1.27 billion.

Any time the Government does not want some thing, they say they have no money, but when it comes to wasting money on some landmark on a street side or along the highway, a Fancy building for some Fancy Art Work, or a Light Show, even Fire Works, and we can not forget Two Dome Stadiums, and possible a Third, they can come up with a lot of money for that.

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The Puyallup Herald

Completion of SR 167 receives momentum in special session

ANDREW FICKES; of the Herald
Published: 05/29/13

State Rep. Hans Zeiger and Sen. Bruce Dammeier hope the proposed $8.4 billion Transportation Revenue Package will receive bipartisan support by the time the special legislative session concludes next month.

“We’re pretty close to being able to pass something,” Zeiger said.

The Puyallup Republicans are especially excited about the inclusion of $1.27 billion earmarked for the Puget Sound Gateway project that includes the completion of state Route 167 to the Port of Tacoma.

Dammeier said he would like to expand that budget and strengthen the funding for the gateway project.

“The current proposal doesn’t have four lanes the entire way (on SR 167),” Dammeier said. “There is a small section that is only one or two lanes. My goal is to get four lanes all the way from Meridian into the Port of Tacoma. That is going to take more money than is currently in the proposal as it came out of committee.”

The revenue to support the transportation package is derived from a proposed 10 cent gas tax that many Republicans are against. Dammeier said he could support a gas tax if the gateway project is appropriately planned.

“Even though I’m normally against raising taxes, in that instance, I’m supportive,” Dammeier said. “I’m not willing to say I will vote yes, but I’m very favorable, as long as the completion (of SR 167) is in there in the right way.”

One aspect of the revenue package that some lawmakers are calling a “sticking point” is the proposal for a new bridge on Interstate 5 to connect Washington and Oregon across the Columbia River.

“I don’t think the proposal now for the bridge is appropriate,” Dammeier said. “It doesn’t reduce congestion and severely impacts the businesses that are upstream.”

Dammeier said that because the proposed bridge would be designed closer to the surface of the river, ship traffic would have a harder time getting goods into Washington.

“Four thousand jobs will be severely impacted,” he said.

Dammeier said he would like to see momentum to support reforms that would address the “horrific mismanagement in the Department of Transportation.”

“That will give legislators better confidence in casting their vote, knowing that there are reforms going on in the department and that taxpayer money will be used well and to good effect.”

In addition to championing the completion of SR 167, Zeiger has added an amendment to the transportation package that addresses a long-term study about the future expansion of SR 410 and SR 162 between Puyallup, Sumner and Orting. That amendment was put onto House Bill 1955 and passed out of committee, Zeiger said.

“With a lot of growth in our area, and with the completion of 167, we need to do some long-term planning for the 162

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