On transparency and Olympia
Posted by Liberty on February 22, 2009
“As a reporter, I always try to imagine what questions my audience might have. In the case of the state budget crisis, the two obvious questions seem to be: what are lawmakers going to cut and what might a tax hike package look like? Good luck getting a straight answer to either question.
Now, I didn’t just fall off the turnip truck. I know that politics dictates that politicians not reveal their strategic plans to the opposition party, voters or, God forbid, reporters. Nonetheless, the state is in a crisis and there’s a big lack of straight-talking going on in Olympia.”
I found this article on Crosscut this morning. For some reason, it’s a little comforting to know that Conservatives aren’t the only ones feeling stymied by the closed door processes of our state Capitol.
This entry was posted on February 22, 2009 at 10:57 am and is filed under Arrogant politicians, Conservatism, Just plain dishonest, Liberalism, Redistribution of wealth, Socialist economics, Stupid legislation, Taxes, Washington State. Tagged: Budget crisis, Budget cut, Crosscut, Olympia, Tax increase, Transparency, Washington State. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.