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As I've expected, the outcome of a Paul Ryan speakership will be no different that the abysmal outcomes of John "Doormat" Boehner.
Boehner will go down as among the worst Speakers our country has ever known, much like Mitch McConnell has been among the worst majority leaders and that simple idiot in the White House has rocketed to the top of the list of the very worst presidents to ever set foot in DC.
The only way for Ryan to be better than Boehner is for him to not BE Boehner.
So far, that ain't happening' and I don't expect that it WILL happen.
RINO's, as a rule, are liars. Boehner is no exception.
This is an example of his lie about a 72 hour rule for legislation. He's dumping a document 144 pages long that increases the debt ceiling on his own caucus and then expecting them to vote on it without hearings and without giving the promised 72 hour availability before it comes up for a vote.
As AP reports, House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) is pushing for a Wednesday vote, this would be yet another instance in which he has broken his promise to give members and the public three full days—72 hours—to read legislation before voting on it.
“We will ensure that bills are debated and discussed in the public square by publishing the text online for at least three days before coming up for a vote in the House of Representatives,” Boehner’s “Pledge to America” reads. “No more hiding legislative language from the minority party, opponents, and the public. Legislation should be understood by all interested parties before it is voted on.”
In a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in February 2010, Boehner also promised that three full days meant “at least 72 hours.”
By scheduling a vote on Wednesday—any time before 11:36 p.m. on Thursday, actually—Boehner would be violating that pledge.
Our worthless cardboard cutout of a congresswoman will certainly vote for this monstrosity; after all, it gives Obama everything he wants, funds Planned Parenthood; keeps Obamacare rolling and further bankrupting us because, as someone far smarter than I once opined, if Congress didn't want a budget deficit, there wouldn't BE a budget deficit. Besides, Cathy McMorris, who built Herrera out of spare parts lying around the office, owns her like the 13th Amendment was never passed.It didn't take a genius to figure this out: Ryan was an establishment hack and the Establishment still controls Congress even if they cannot control the President. They are bent on destroying the President as much as... and perhaps more than... the democrats themselves.
The budget itself is another leftist nightmare, and Ryan is supporting it.
He tap dances by whining about the process and then fails to take the action (oppose it) needed to FIX the very process he opposes (allegedly... I don't expect him to be any different) by supporting this same budget... which REALLY means that he had no problem with the process... otherwise, he WOULD oppose this hideous insanity.
And this is yet another sign of the RINO insanity infesting DC.
Ryan's only hope was to be different. Our only hope is that not only would Boehner go, but the entire group of lackeys surrounding him in the leadership go with him.
Meet the new boss... same as the old boss.
In all, the operation met with failure due to a number of reasons. However, if the 1,027 men lost (900 of whom were Canadian) and 2,340 captured (again, with a bulk being Canadian) had achieved one objective, it was giving Allied command a valuable, if costly, lesson on amphibious operations. Mountbatten himself said that "for every soldier who died at Dieppe, ten were saved on D-Day". While this statement may have been out of Mountbatten's attempt to save his credibility, it indeed had given the United States the valuable lesson of the difficulty of assaulting a defended port. This experience might have directly influenced General Eisenhower's decision to strike at the beaches at Normandy instead of the nearby port city of Cherbourg (among other targets).Today's debacle is no exception.
Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.And now, let the adults have a shot at it.
"Our assumption is it (the I-5 bridge replacement) will include a robust mass transit component,’’ Wylie said, seemingly confirming the legislators’ desire to once again include light rail in their plans. “And, I have to say that you would not believe how many people that sound like they are engineers think they have all the answers. I’ve come to say our job is to prevent our ferret friends from chasing after bright shiny little bridge designs that people come to us with.’’ Rep. Sharon WylieWylie, of course, lacks the guts to tell the entire truth, so let me translate:
"We're going to get light rail."
"The only acceptable bridge project is going to be the unneeded, unwanted and unaffordable replacement of the I-5 Bridge."
"If you don't agree with our stupidity, you're an idiot."This is the kind of monumental arrogance I despise in those who, allegedly, work for us.
In September of last year, Kelly Hinton, Boldt’s one-time legislative assistant and brother-in-law, filed a complaint against his old boss regarding his 2012 campaign for county commissioner, the race he lost to Madore. The complaint alleged that Boldt failed to disclose a $5,000 loan Boldt made to his campaign.
“In 2012, we filed campaign contributions that got filed in as a loan instead of a contribution and tried to take it out to balance the books,” said Boldt. “It looked like we were taking the loan and paying ourselves but it was just trying to balance the books.”
Hinton, who is often very critical of his brother-in-law, doesn’t appear to be buying it. I reached out to him via email. I didn’t hear back, but this is what he wrote in his complaint to the PDC:
“This was not a ‘mistake.’ in 2012, Boldt was in his 18th year of elective politics and had been in at least 7 campaigns with PDC reporting requirements. Clearly, he knew exactly what he was doing.”
“In 2012, we filed campaign contributions that got filed in as a loan instead of a contribution and tried to take it out to balance the books,” said Boldt. “It looked like we were taking the loan and paying ourselves but it was just trying to balance the books.”... is a flat out lie.
Candidates and political committees may accept campaign loans. To qualify for repayment, a monetary or in-kind loan must be:The only way to "file in anything as a loan" is to use this form and the specific loan transaction in the filing (ORCA) software. The only way for a contribution to show as a loan is if it is FILED as a loan.
CERTIFICATION: I certify that the information herein and on accompanying schedules and attachments is true and correct to the best of my knowledge,”and he signed that on September 10, 2012.
Nearly one in five Washington state workers would get a big pay boost in the proposed 2017-19 union contracts. Democrats say it’s necessary to attract workers. Republicans say school funding should be a higher priority — and that the way the state makes contracts must change.Section Sponsor
Seattle Times Olympia bureauOLYMPIA — With new staffers walking the wards these days at Western State Hospital, nurse Becky Bailey feels safer.
There’s less of a last-minute scramble for nurses to fill vacant positions, said Bailey, which leads to safer shifts at the Lakewood psychiatric hospital, one of Washington’s most dangerous workplaces. Nurses can settle into a routine with their patients.
“When you have the same staff day after day, they get to know their [the patients’] triggers, they know their mannerisms,” said Bailey, a registered nurse and SEIU 1199NW union member who has worked at the hospital about two years. “They know; they can just look at them and know when something’s not quite right.”
Lawmakers last year approved pay raises and added new positions to boost the number of workers there. But the hospital — which remains at risk of losing its federal certification and federal funding — still struggles to fill vacancies.
About 16 percent of the senior nurse positions like Bailey’s are unfilled, according to data from the state Department of Social and Health Services. One-fourth of psychiatrist positions remain vacant.
The state’s proposed 2017-19 state employee contracts aim to fix that. If approved by the Legislature, most of the state’s 95,000 workers would get a 6 percent raise through the 2019 budget year.
But nearly one in five workers — more than 18,000 — would see larger pay boosts. Nurses like Bailey would get a 27.5 percent raise over three years. The state’s forensic scientists could see 10 percent increases. Psychiatric social workers could see their pay rise by 50 percent.
The targeted pay raises are part of a $732 million state employee compensation package that includes negotiated or arbitrated union contracts. Lawmakers must consider the package as they draft a new two-year state operating budget.
Workers covered by these contracts include general state employees, a handful of higher-education positions and state-funded contractors like home-care providers.
Some increases are aimed at adjusting job classes so that pay better fits an employee’s responsibilities or assures that a supervisor doesn’t make less than a subordinate. But many of the increases are necessary to recruit and keep workers on the job, Gov. Jay Inslee and Democratic lawmakers have said.
Those positions range from mental-health and social-service workers to State Patrol troopers and workplace inspectors.
“Typically it’s areas where we have trouble hiring,” said House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, who added that the contract package is viewed as essential for any budget agreement this year. “We need to compete.”
In a repeat of 2015’s fight over union contracts, many Republicans remain skeptical. They say the Legislature must focus on finding money to fully fund K-12 schools as required by the state Supreme Court’s order known as the McCleary decision.
Some remain unhappy over the Legislature’s decision more than a decade ago to establish a collective-bargaining system that restricts lawmakers’ role in deciding state worker pay. Now, contracts are bargained with the state’s budget office in secret, and legislators in Olympia get a simple up or down vote on the final agreements.
Since lawmakers weigh in only at the end, worker shortages like those at Western State and the State Patrol are used to argue for support of the entire package, said Senate Majority Leader Mark Schoesler, R-Ritzville.
“They’ve used the [State] Patrol time and time again to justify the bargaining agreements,” said Schoesler, “when you have a wide-ranging package and you get one choice, up or down.”
"I don't care what the opposition to this rip off says.""Oregon claims to have some vague and nebulous plan to do something about the Rose Quarter insanity, we should trust them implicitly and just go ahead and ignore the people of Clark County and waste these billions.""Screw you people who know that the ONLY reason for this bridge rip off is to get loot rail into Clark County."
Gathe's response?Kj Hinton Yeah. Lets just ignore what the people of this county wants like our utterly worthless RINO legislators selling us out are bent on doing.
The real problem is the outright stupidity of replacing the I-5 Bridge before additional bridges are built.
As for getting over loot rail, we already know that loot rail is the only reason you downtown mafia types want this insanity to move forward.
Every reason we dropped the CRC/loot rail scam into the river before remains in effect today.
So let's kill this moronic project permanently and get the other bridges built first. And if Oregon doesn't like it, then we do nothing. Like · Reply · March 11 at 12:23pm · Edited