BELLEVUE, WA, July 1 – Susan Hutchison, the Chairman of the Washington State Republican Party, issued the following statement:
Are Inslee’s Democrats liars, sore losers, or just so corrupt, they don’t care?
Here’s what’s they’ve done: In the wee hours of this morning, Senate Democrats double-crossed their colleagues, insulted the House of Representatives and defied the citizens of Washington, by blowing up the agreement they had made to pass a state budget.
Why would they do such a thing? Because Democrats are bought and paid for by the WEA, the Washington Extortion (uh, Education) Association. With money they take from every teacher’s paycheck, the WEA buys the election of left-wing Democrats to push their left-wing agenda--which has NEVER been about giving our kids a good education!
Despite a huge spending increase in the new budget including the highest increase for education in state history, the WEA is furious because the budget did not require NEW (unnecessary) taxes! (The WEA and the Democrats are fixated on forcing a state income tax on the people of Washington.)
So, early this morning, the Democrats blew a $2 billion hole in the state budget by changing their votes on the agreement they negotiated last weekend. We ask, were they lying in those negotiations and as they boasted about the budget they passed? Or is this what sore losers do, when reality sets in and they realize the budget is good for the people but not for the Democrats? Or are they so corrupted by the WEA’s money that they will do anything to stay in the WEA’s favor?
This last minute dirty trick jeopardizes the historic tuition cuts which Republicans won for students and families. And it may block new funding for K-12 and our youngest learners.
At its core, this is the result of a colossal failure of leadership. Jay Inslee, the Governor who just can’t govern, presides over this mess. It’s a hell of way to govern, Mr. Inslee.