Hold on to your wallets, our State Legislature has taken matters into their own hands, and as typical tax and spend Democrats, have enacted new taxes in order to close the state budget gap. WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND NOT RAISING TAXES?!?!? As the reply to my letter to Deb Wallace on 26 Feb she stated, “Thank you for your message regarding tax increases. I want you to know that I will not support any effort to increase taxes or create new ones. Our unemployment rate is already very high and the state must live within its means just as families in our state must do. Thank you for taking the time to write and please stay in touch. Deb, Deb Wallace, State Representative,17th Legislative District.” So as indicated by the information below, she voted in favor of this bill raising taxes.
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|Operating supp budget 2010|
|House vote on Final Passage as Amended by the House|
|Yeas: 55 Nays: 43 Absent: 0 Excused: 0|
Voting Yea: Representatives Appleton, Blake, Carlyle, Chase, Clibborn, Cody, Conway, Darneille, Dickerson, Dunshee, Eddy, Ericks, Finn, Flannigan, Goodman, Green, Haigh, Hasegawa, Hudgins, Hunt, Hunter, Hurst, Jacks, Kagi, Kenney, Kessler, Kirby, Liias, Linville, Maxwell, McCoy, Miloscia, Moeller, Morrell, Morris, Nelson, O’Brien, Ormsby, Orwall, Pedersen, Pettigrew, Quall, Roberts, Rolfes, Santos, Sells, Springer, Sullivan, Takko, Upthegrove, Van De Wege, Wallace, White, Wood, and Mr. Speaker
Voting Nay: Representatives Alexander, Anderson, Angel, Armstrong, Bailey, Campbell, Chandler, Condotta, Crouse, Dammeier, DeBolt, Driscoll, Ericksen, Fagan, Haler, Herrera, Hinkle, Hope, Johnson, Kelley, Klippert, Kretz, Kristiansen, McCune, Nealey, Orcutt, Parker, Pearson, Priest, Probst, Roach, Rodne, Ross, Schmick, Seaquist, Shea, Short, Simpson, Smith, Taylor, Walsh, Warnick, and Williams
My letter to her today:
As outlined in my e-mail letter to you on Feb 24, 2010, I stated some reasons why we Washingtonians should not be hit with higher taxes, your reply on Feb 26, 2010 was and I quote, “Hi Sam, Thank you for your message regarding tax increases. I want you to know that I will not support any effort to increase taxes or create new ones. Our unemployment rate is already very high and the state must live within its means just as families in our state must do. Thank you for taking the time to write and please stay in touch. Deb, Deb Wallace, State Representative,17th Legislative District”
As I look at the roll call on ESSB 6444 Operating support budget 2010, I see you voted in favor of these tax increases. Can you explain to me and my readers why you went back on your word? We voters want to know why you did not keep your word as outlined in your above reply, which I posted along with the original letter I sent. We will be looking forward to your explanation as to why we cannot take you at your word. You have proven to us in bold black and white, in your own words that you are not to be trusted. I for one will not vote for you come your next election cycle. In addition to that I will contribute as much funds as I can and I will work tirelessly for the conservative that steps up to challenge your seat. I will be posting this letter and whatever replies I get from your office in explanation of your actions. And please, tell me if I am in error on this issue if in fact you did not vote for this Bill.
DEB WALLACE REPLY:
Hi again. Thank you for staying in touch on these issues which are so important to the people in Washington state.
I’m sure you are wondering what my vote was about. I have worked the past several weeks with the legislators who are the budget writers to make significant budget cuts. I have also listened to countless people (visiting, phone calls and emails) from our district who don’t want to see more reductions in their home health care, basic education, reduction in prison beds, college financial aid, to name just a few.
We took over $4 billion in budget reductions in 2009 and the House budget that I supported would cut another $1.3 billion more this year. Although I understand your concern and anger I represent more than 130,000 people in our district and many have weighed in to say we need to retain vital services. Believe me, many of the people in our district are very unhappy that we will have taken over $5 billion in cuts this biennium and added less than $1 billion in revenue.
When I weighed the elements considered in the House revenue bill I felt that the type of increases (sales tax on bottled water and candy to name a few, eliminating tax incentives) will not unduly hurt people in our district but that the revenue will help stave off the damage to people that further cuts would make.
I can appreciate your concern. I was also not willing to vote “No” when after the work I’ve done I now think the right decision in this case was to support a balanced approach.
As for you and your future vote; that is exactly why we have elections and that’s our accountability. I honor and respect that and I am happy that you vote and that you make informed decisions that work for you.
I will look closely at the final budget when it’s worked out between the House and Senate. We don’t know what will be included yet so I don’t know how I will vote. I am not supportive for instance of a general sales tax increase.
Take care and I invite you to stay in touch. Deb
TYPICAL DEMOCRAT POLITICIAN GARBAGE, SAY ANYTHING TO JUSTIFY YOUR ACTIONS……………Vote her out!!