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Oh, and Fnarf, before you go harping on the trasportation package that was passed by the House last year and trying to blame the senate Republicans and yadda yadda yadda.
Raising gas taxes (regressive) and motor vehicle tab fees (hella regressive) are not raising taxes in a progressive form. The transportation package that was passed last year by the house, which followed the billions of dollars in corporate welfare for Boeing, was regressive as fuck.
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It was so close to not passing...in 2010...when Democrats ruled the house AND the senate and had the governor.
And, actually, I'm not actively rooting FOR Jess Spear. I'm rooting AGAINST corporate democrats like Frank Chopp. It's Democrats like Frank Chopp who pass neutered bills like the Foreclosure Fairness Act of 2011 or the Payday Lending Law which chose not to penalize predatory behavior. Both of these bills make corporate democrats like you feel great about passing laws, but they actually help very few people.
The Payday Lending Report says nothing about helping people get out of debt, but instead merely says that it bans people from going cyclical. It doesn't say what happens to the people once they run out of the number of payday loans, which is also not addressed by the bill in 2010. In both of your links, it doesn't say what happens to the borrowers, if they declared bankruptcy, or if they lost their houses or what.
Corporate Democrats frequently pass Feel Good laws like this also neglected to put in safeguards for people who fall prey to what is still legal predatory behavior. Frank Chopp is one of those who represents that. When I asked Frank Chopp why he voted for (not just allowed to pass) a bill making it harder for Washington State workers to get unemployment while reducing corporate taxes, he wrote "Why should I have to answer for bills I voted for?"
Fuck Frank Chopp. A Corporate Democrat who is fully in the pockets of Boeing, Microsoft, Amazon, and Moneytree.