Wednesday, May 04, 2005

2005 legislature WE are coming to get YOU

Today a Law suit was filed with the State Supreme Court contesting the emergency claws the 2005 legislature in acted to push the highest tax ingress in the States history. In order to for the Democrats in Olympia to implement there tax drive, they first had to get past 601 which limits spending. This was done by implementing the emergency claws, that allows the legislature to bypass spending limits. This was not for an emergency declared for a specific Bill, this was for the over 200 tax hikes passed by the 2005 legislature.
The big question is what was or is the emergency? While there is or was sufficient funds to run the state, tax hikes are to fund NEW PROJECTS.
What of this has become apparent is the Democrats are buying futures, elections and favors with tax payers wallets.
The truth is there was no emergency, this was a ploy to keep the tax payers from using the referendum process to bring these tax hikes to a vote by the people of the State.

The initiative process starting to heat up, I-900, Eyman is back for round three to keep the $30.00 license fee. Also a no gas tax campaign has been launched to repeal the $.09 gas tax.

Not only did the Democrats deviously get around spending limits, they are stealing money from other ear marked accounts. Tobacco foes decry Legislature dipping into prevention funding, the money stolen from the tobacco co.s that has been ear marked for adolescent
tobacco prevention.

Washington State Democrats we Know what you did and why. We will see you in the courts and at the ballot box.
BY Roy Boy

Sound Politics
Defending I-601

A collection of citizen groups filed suit with the Supreme Court to allow a referendum on the legislature's evisceration of voter-mandated budget restraints:

Lawsuit questions changes to tax initiative
By Andrew Garber

Seattle Times Olympia bureau

OLYMPIA — A lawsuit that supporters say could unravel tax increases recently passed by the state Legislature was filed with the state Supreme Court yesterday.

Groups ask Supreme Court to force acceptance of 601 referendum
5/3/2005, 2:20 p.m. PT
The Associated Press

The Washington State Farm Bureau and several other organizations on Tuesday asked the state Supreme Court to order Secretary of State Sam Reed to accept a voter referendum on the Legislature's overhaul of voter-approved tax-and-spending limits.


National forest roadless rule to be argued in Court.

Denver Federal Appeals Court to Hear Roadless Rule Argument; Fate of Federal Rule Protecting Tens of Million Acres Hangs in Balance

The debate over re- opening the roads in the national public land is being met by the liberal environment attorney from Earthjustice.
These folks would rather see the forest burn than be able to get equipment in to prevent and fight fires.
And God forbid if there are any recreation on public land.
It's public land set a side and held in trust by the government of the United States for the people of the United States.
It is our birth right, our heritage and we deserve it is our right to have access to it.
To put public land off limits to the citizens of the U.S. is to defeat the hole purpose of setting it aside in the first place.
And as for as I know only Congress can rule on public land as they are the stewards.
Not the court not Clinton and not Bush. (advise and consent)
BY Roy Boy

5/3/2005 5:06:00 PM
U.S. Newswire
To: National, State and Assignment Desks, Daybook Editor, Environment Reporter

Contact: Jim Angell (Earthjustice attorney), 303-996-9621 Todd True (Earthjustice attorney), 206-343-7340 ext. 30

News Advisory:

WHO: Earthjustice attorney Jim Angell, attorneys for the state of Wyoming

WHAT: Oral argument in federal Roadless Rule case

WHERE: 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, Courtroom 3, 18th and Stout, Denver

WHEN: Wednesday, May 4, 9 a.m.

WHY: On Tuesday, May 3, Forest Service officials were telling reporters to standby for the release of a Bush administration replacement to the Clinton era roadless rule. Nonetheless, arguments are scheduled to go forward tomorrow morning at the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver over the legitimacy of the Clinton roadless rule. This visionary forest protection originally called for the protection of 58.5 million acres of large blocks of unroaded forests and grasslands that belong to all Americans. The State of Wyoming, which is defending a Wyoming federal district court's ruling striking down the roadless rule, argued to the Tenth Circuit that the court should dismiss the case because a replacement rule would soon be forthcoming from the Bush administration. So far the appeals court has not accepted that argument but indications are the Bush administration may attempt to avoid a legal ruling by releasing its replacement rule as soon as this week. Regardless of Bush administration actions, Earthjustice attorney Jim Angell will defend the landmark forest protection measure Wednesday morning at the court of appeals in Denver.


1st strike on Iran 'gaining traction'

Hell may be coming to breakfast... SOON!
My opinion: thumbs up - - turn it to glass
BY Roy Boy
1st strike on Iran
'gaining traction'
Report urges U.S., Israel to consider
pre-emptive attack against Tehran

JERUSALEM – With Tehran announcing it will shortly resume some nuclear activities in spite of ongoing negotiations with European countries, a private report that was issued to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon urging an American or Israeli pre-emptive strike against Iran has been gaining some steam here.