Resist Liberalism

July 20, 2008

Liberal Democrat Christine Gregoire Spends to Infinity

In the long established liberal traditional, Washington State Governor Christine Gregoire has broken the bank. For those of you outside Washington State (or those who have erased this election from their mind) Gregoire won in the 2004 election by a hair. Literally a hair! Only few hundred votes in a state with 5.8 million people. The vote had to be recounted twice as I recall and she called for the first recall because Dino Rossi initally beat her. In other words, she stole the election. But I digress.

In the four years Gregoire has been in office, she has raised the state spending by $8 billion. To put that in perspective, it’s up 31 percent since the prior two-year general-fund budget cycle. Spend Spend Spend! That’s what the Democrats do best. Or maybe 2nd best. The other thing they do well is blame blame blame. Now that there is budget shortfall being projected, Gregoire is playing the tried and true ‘Blame Game’.

In this case, Christine Gregoire is blaming George Bush (just because it’s so easy to blame Bush) and even Dino Rossi who crafted the prior budget. What a stretch! Anything but take some responsibility. While she hides the spending increase under the education umbrella, much of this extra budget is being spent on state employees and their already fat benefits packages. Now that’s why we don’t need Democrats in executive office!

Vote her out this time around, Washington!

How state spending rose $8 billion under Gregoire

Christine Gregoire

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