BELLEVUE, WA, June 25 – The Washington State Republican Party issued the following press release:
WSRP announces it will reach two million Washingtonians across the state before June 30th with this 30 second TV spot asking voters to “Tell Jay” they don’t want him to shut down the government. Click on the image below to view the ad:
“We want Jay Inslee’s Democrats to know that if they shut down the government, the voters of this state won’t forget,” says Susan Hutchison. “The Democrats have been playing a game with taxpayer’s money, dragging their feet for two months and two special sessions to get to the date they can force a shutdown. This is totally unacceptable to the people of our state.”
“On April 6th, the Senate passed a bi-partisan budget in time for the legislature to vote and go home. This budget fully funds education as required by the McCleary decision, gives a much needed break to middle class families by cutting the cost of tuition, and fully funds vital government services. All of this was possible without raising taxes because of increased tax revenues of 12 percent. A bigger budget, with the right spending priorities, without raising taxes — what we call a ‘no-brainer’ — let’s pass it and go home!
“Instead, the Democrats controlling the House refuse to vote for any budget (even their own!). The Governor and his fellow Democrats have demanded unnecessary tax increases including an unpopular capital gains income tax which would cost our state countless jobs and pave the way to a statewide income tax. They have refused to cut tuition which has doubled in 10 years under their watch, and now they hope to shut down the government and blame it on Republicans. Dragging their feet, and refusing to face the facts, Democrats have forced taxpayers to pony up millions for two special sessions.”
“The blame falls squarely on the shoulders of Governor Jay Inslee,” Hutchison says, “he’s the governor who can’t govern.”