@GovGregoire disappoints: a reply to The Everett Herals
By Alice Dubiel at Dec 01, 2011
response to Everett Herald
Here's a link to the League of Education Voters budget calculator the way I would balance the budget. I sent this to my legislators, including Reuven Carlyle who has promised to fight the across the board cuts version of this session and has a plan to cut loopholes, such as Amazon which is a target of uncut (pays no sales tax in WA state, despite HQ here). Note I cut criminal justice and aid to municipalities (which blame Seattle for everything). It's a radical version but needs creativitiy. Cutting education and social services funding is neither creative nor fair. This calculator had nothing about restoring arts cuts, which I view as vital. Creative skills and imagination are what we need in times of challenge.