DO NOT PRESUME THAT ELECTED OFFICIALS KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOINGTHEY DO NOT
Our elected officials are by definition popular. They won their elections. People believe in them. Otherwise they would not have voted for them.
However, popularity is not proof of complete competence.
Generally speaking, elected officials are experts at assembling a majority, climbing to the top of their party summit, raising money, running polls and adjusting strategy to say what the majority would like to hear.
Let’s talk about Governor Jay Insee. He is personable. He is photogenic. He has written a credible book. He has been an elected official at all levels. He knows all the important characters in the Democratic Party. He is a unifier.
He is capable of holding the governorship and keeping it out of the hands of the Republicans, which many would say is enough in itself. Given that the Republicans control the Senate, they can pretty much veto anything progressive he might want to accomplish. So it is a stalemate. At least Washington does not have to deal with a backward thinking Michigan Governor Rick Snider or a Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker.
Jay inslee is competent in the sense that he can keep things going as they are. But is that enough? Definitely. He lacks the vision we need in a governor. He lacks the knowledge we need in a governor. He is too reliant on the corporatist advisers who surround and “run him”.
Let’s take the traffic congestion issue. Radical structural change is needed. His solution for I-405 is elimination of choke points. That will take decades, and after today’s choke points are eliminated, new choke points will develop. We need a comprehensive transit system instead of the fragmented, disconnected transit system we have, one which does not pick us up where we are and which does not deliver us all the way to our destination. We need to supplement regional buses and light rail with flex vans which would link all the disconnected pieces of our transit system together. If we did that, people could leave their cars at home and not fill up the roads and freeways with single occupancy vehicles.
The Coalition Against So-Called Advanced Meters demands that Seattle cease deployment of so-called advanced meters and remove the so-called advanced meters it has already deployed. Said meters will raise electric bills, will expose consumers with harmful radiation, waste electricity, intrude on personal privacy, are subject to being hacked, will make some people sick immediately, and will affect the health of all of us in the long term.read more
Avoid GE digital electronic meters. They are almost as bad as so-called AMI advanced meters, also referred to as smart meters. They lack a path to ground. They contain inferior surge protection protective only up to 300 volts. They catch fire. They emit dirty electricity and expose occupants to unwanted electromagnetic radiation. They do not measure watt hours accurately. They cost more. They have a shorter life expectancy.read more
James Robert Deal radio program. http://www.JamesRobertDeal.org/Radio/. How to eliminate traffic congestion. James Robert Deal is a real estate attorney and real estate broker. Use him as your listing broker or buyer broker and get the legal advice for free. www.WashingtonAttorneyBroker.comread more
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The City sprays pesticides which kill salmon and sicken us. We have a toxic golf course. Individuals spray Roundup. Lynnwood has authority to ban spraying of non-organic pesticides. Roundup is a carcinogen. It kills salmon and makes us sick, kills a bacteria in their...read more
Schools should have gardens, large, year round gardens producing enough vegetables to feed the kids eating in the cateria and to feel the neighborhood and the needy. Massive quantities of greens can be grown on a year round basis in Western Washington. With the right recipes, kids will love their vegetables.read more
Attorney James Robert Deal is running for Lynnwood City Council. Issues: Traffic congestion, fluoridation, smart meters, getting the money out of politics.read more
Smart meter deployments have begun. Time to opt-out and demand analog meter option! View this email in your browser AMI Meter Deployment has Begun “Smart” meters, now called the new “standard” electric meters, are starting to roll out in the Seattle City Light (SCL)...read more
James Robert Deal is running for Lynnwood City Council, Position 1. James opposes fluoridation. James opposes spraying of carcinogenic Roundup on streets and parks. James supports door-to-door transit.read more