Jaime Herrera-Beutler silent on Refugee Ban

The executive order for a refugee ban is not who we are as Americans.

Both Paul Ryan and Cathy McMorris-Rogers have come out publicly in support of the refugee ban.  Jaime Herrera-Beutler has said nothing but staying silent is passively supportive!  It is also passively supportive because Jaime is the protege of McMorris Rogers and follows Ryan.

It’s time to replace Jaime for supporting the Trump policy agenda…

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The life of the party — 7 truths for Democrats

SUMMARY: The life of the party — 7 truths for Democrats

By Robert Reich

The ongoing contest between the wings of the Democratic Party continues to divide Democrats. It’s urgent Democrats stop squabbling and recognize seven basic truths:

1 The party is on life support. The future is bleak unless the party radically reforms itself.
2 We are now in a populist era. Which form of populism will ultimately prevail? Democratic or Trump.
3 The economy is not working for most Americans. Inequality is wider, and its consequences more savage in America than in any other advanced nation.
4 The party’s moneyed establishment — big donors, major lobbyists, retired members of Congress who have become bundlers and lobbyists — are part of the problem. Meanwhile, they’ve allowed labor unions to shrink to near irrelevance.
5 It’s not enough for Democrats to be against Trump and defend the status quo. Democrats have to fight like hell against regressive policies Trump wants to put in place, but Democrats also need to fight for a bold vision of what the nation must achieve.
6 The life of the party — its enthusiasm, passion, youth, principles and ideals — is the future of the Democratic Party.
7 The party must change from being a giant fundraising machine to a movement. It needs to unite!

© 2017 Robert Reich

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2017 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

The American Trucking Research Institute released its study listing the 2017 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks.

It should not be a surprise that we are on the list in both Clark County WA and Multnomah County OR.

Portland, OR: I-5 at I-84 OR
Vancouver, WA: I-5 at Columbia River WA

Here’s the link to the full list:

atri-online.org/2017/01/17/2017-top-100-truck-bottleneck-list/

I’m FIGHTING for a Joint Powers Authority with equal representation for both WA and OR to get this joint projects resolved. We need to solve the GRIDLOCK!!!

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Make an investment in YOUR self interests!

Not even a week has gone by and the GOP Congress with Trump are on the attack!

Jaime Herrera Beutler said, “If the President is doing things that will benefit our people, I will work with him.”

Well, it appears that Jaime is working with him; She voted to repeal the Affordable Healthcare Act, already.

Since then, Trump is decimating the EPA, Education, and many other agencies designed to protect regular people like us!

We have to FIGHT BACK, and we can do that much better when we are together!

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Transportation in Southwest Washington and Portland Metropolitan Area

After the Jamie Herrera Beutler Townhall on January 17, I had a brief conversation with Jamie. I’m going to recap that conversation.

But FIRST let me provide a short background on Transportation because I believe that the issue is fundamental to the economic well-being of both Southwestern Washington and the Portland Metropolitan area, including south to both Salem and Eugene and north to Olympia.

Federally, we have ONE Metropolitan planning area (MPA), But we have TWO metropolitan planning organizations (MPO’s) e.g. (JPAC and RTC. Each of these planning organizations has their own priorities, as they should, and have minimal representation on each others governing bodies. For “Joint” projects, of which there could be many, it is difficult to get these MPO’s to coalesce.

Keep in mind, too, the Federal Transit Administration has seven national goals in transportation: (1) Safety, (2) Infrastructure Condition, (3) Congestion Reduction, (4) System reliability, (5) Freight Mobility and Economic Vitality, (6) Environmental Stability, and (7) Reduced Project Delivery Delays.

From this imagine the possible projects!!! Including the I-5 Bridge!!! The projects would mean JOBS for our communities and could benefit the entire I-5 corridor. But know, with the recent snows and storms, ALL of the national goals are being tested in our MPA.

So, my question of Jaime was “Would you work together with Earl Blumenauer, the congressional representative in Oregon, in getting congressional authorization for a JOINT POWERS AUTHORITY, just as was done in NY & NJ in 1921?” (I think this is merely the first step!)

Jaime objected on the basis that it was not what her constituents in Clark County wanted, but quickly agreed when I pointed out that EVERYONE seems sick and tired of the GRIDLOCK!

I waxed poetic, having offered to Jaime, and had accepted, a KLONDIKE bar the past summer, that I wished I had sandwiches to share so we could break bread over a longer conversation!

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King was a champion of civil rights!
In his last speech, he said, “The Issue is Injustice.”

In the context of what is going on today, we need to continue the fight against injustice.
The threat to our health care is unjust!
The threat to the ACA is unjust!
The threat to seniors and social security is unjust!
The threat to medicare is unjust!
The threat to Medicaid is unjust!
The threat to those most vulnerable is unjust!

Let us unite to fight the injustice!

STOP Protectionist Policies

As a matter of principle, we MUST STOP Protectionist Policies.

Usually, these policies are to the benefit of the power party (seller) and to the detriment of the consuming party (buyer). Understand WHO is being HARMED!

Examples of power parties:

Service Providers to Privatized Prisons.

Service Providers of Privatized Military.

Recipients of Subsidy Federal Funds.

Service Providers to Privatized (Public) Schools.

Sellers of Pharmaceuticals.

Landlords in some cases.

The most recent area getting some attention has to do with the Protections afforded Pharmaceutical companies by Not Passing the recent amendment that would have allowed US Citizens to purchase medications from vetted sellers in Canada.

If the sellers are foreign investors, WHY ARE WE EMBEDDING PROTECTIONS IN LAW?

The FIGHT Begins: We must be diligent

We must prepare to replace our GOP representative
BECAUSE:
GOP attempts to reduce ethics.
GOP intent to repeal Obamacare & ACA
GOP intent to impose cuts to Social Security
GOP intent to change Medicare to vouchers
GOP intent to reduce Medicaid
And SO MUCH MORE…
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