Jim Moeller (Like Gov. Outslee) is no exception.
In response to Outslee's lie that the Senate had offered " no compromise," easily disproven by reviewing Sen Curtis King's position paper on the CRC dated from back in January:.
It's bad enough that scum like Outslee and Molehill believe they have to lie to get their projects passed...
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Updated with letter: Sen. King, Washington Senate Transportation Co-Chair, makes his case to "fix" the CRC, INCLUDING the elimination of loot rail.I am completely opposed to the CRC. Loot rail or no, what we need here are ADDITIONAL bridges, not to replace an already paid-for bridge that's perfectly functional, perfectly safe, and has several more decades of service left to give... a not even thinly veiled plan to scam us with loot rail, making this the most expensive loot rail scam in history.
Sen. Curtis King (R-14th District) represents part of Clark County and serves at the Transportation Committee Co-Chair in the Senate. He sent out a list of what amounts to demands concerning this massive waste of time, energy, effort and money today, making it clear that if these conditions are not met, the $450 million the CRC Gang are wanting to rape us for will simply not happen.
The bridge must have a height that will serve at least 98 to 99% of all traffic, current and future. The current plan by the CRC is not acceptable.
The project "...must increase the flow of traffic and commerce over a vital interstate highway."
We need to eliminate costly and inflexible light rail.
There must be "fiscally prudent transit options" over the bridge.
The bridge must be ten lanes, a bus lane each way and 2 plus HOV lanes.
While I don't support the project at all, the heads exploding among the downtown mafia/CRUDEC/Chamber of Horrors and WADOT types supporting this rip off makes me very happy about this letter.
In one letter and 2 weeks of a single legislative session, Sen. King and his allies have accomplished more than Ridgefield Barbie has in 5 years of wasted elected tenure.
But this kind of revisionist history will not stand.
- Danielle Hinton · Hockinson, WashingtonIt's too bad that Stevie did not find it necessary to dig a little deeper. The Republican led Senate did offer compromises this year that included a transportation package with no LIGHT RAIL. But the governor said he would veto any transportation package that did not include light rail. Governor Inslee is the one who refused to compromise. His idea of compromise was for Rivers, Benton and King to roll over and allow him to do what HE wanted.
- Jim Moeller · Top CommenterDanielle: I'm unsure what legislature you're talking about? There were no transportation packages that were offered by the senate. No hearings on anything either from the House or the Senate. Sen King did come up with a proposal at the end of the 2nd special session (that he never heard) that he said (publicly!) that he himself wouldn't vote for! As far as the governor is concerned, he says a lot of stuff during session - that's not necessarily where he ends up but the fact of the matter is that the Senate Republicans offered NOTHING, nada, zip, zero, zilch as far as a transportation revenue package.!
- Carolyn Crain · Top Commenter · Vancouver, WashingtonJim that is a lie! I personally testified at the senate transportation hearing. Conversation was held and comprimise offers were made. You are not being honest and that begs the question when will the people vote for an honest representative in the 49th! The locals here do not want what Inslee refused and anyone who reads the news read his statement of refusal to the senate on the removal of light rail.
The letter is out there. Both Outslee and Molehill damned well know it was out there. Further, it was Outslee's decision to kill off the CRC directly by vetoing the $81 million that was left on the table in an effort to keep it alive until the Coast Guard killed the deal by refusing to approve the still-bogus permit that the Scammers think they can get.
And what was the CRC Scammer's replay to the letter?
Well, here's Molehill's, since it's not like he didn't know it was out there:
The Oregon Supreme Court has succeeded in doing what scores of public meetings, thousands of pages of reports, and endless public relations spin could not: Give us the original rationale behind the proposed $3.5 billion Columbia River Crossing.
The answer, according to the court: The massive Interstate 5 bridge and freeway project is a “political necessity” to persuade Clark County residents to accept something they previously didn’t want—a MAX light-rail line from Portland to Vancouver. (To read the Feb. 16, 2012 Oregon Supreme Court decision regarding the Columbia River Crossing Project, click here (PDF, 18 pages))
Meanwhile, the compromise offered by the senate that Molehill and Outslee refuse to acknowledge included removing loot rail from the bridge and raising the height so we didn't have to waste hundreds of millions in mitigation so these scum could get their loot rail into Vancouver/Clark County.
Just one of the many reasons to oppose this scam is that it's supporters are typicvally reduced to lying about it. Their massive arrogance, like that displayed by that communist from the 49th above, where they ignore genuine history is the kind of thing that resultsd in the default position on projects like this being "no."
This project is dead. It is going to remain dead as long as the senate has the MCC. Neither Moeller nor Outlsee getting their panties in a bunch and continually lying about what has happened, what is happening and what is going to happen will change any of that.
Clearly, the Clown Posse didn't learn anything from their debacle. All they can do is double down on their lie quotient in an effort... a failing effort... to keep their idiocy alive.
Memo to Molehill: lying doesn't strengthen your case... but it does strengthen mine.