Why won’t Dems hear GOP job bill?

Washington state Republicans have “pro jobs” legislation that would help small businesses rehire their laid-off workers. It would not raid the workers compensation fund or the unemployment insurance fund and it would not raise taxes on citizens.

In the House, the speaker pro tem was silenced by big labor and in the Senate, Sen. Jeanne Kohl-Welles will not even allow the Republicans a hearing on their bill(s).

Exactly how does this help the unemployed people of Washington state? How does this help the small businesses of Washington state that want to rehire their laid-off workers but cannot afford to do so? Why do state Democrats want Washington state citizens to be completely dependent on Washington state government?

Do the state Democrats fear that if the Republicans do something to help the citizens and the businesses of Washington state (besides tax us until we are all broke and in need of state assistance) that they will lose their control of our state government in November?

Republicans often say they do not care who gets credit for helping the citizens and businesses of Washington state or which names are on the bills that are passed. However, if the idea is not a Democratic idea or if the Democrats do not have their name on a bill, the Democrats act childishly and will not allow Republican bills to be heard or passed.

As an independent voter, I am seriously considering whether I will be voting for any more Democrats, both at the state level and at the federal level, in the future!

Katrina Newhall


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