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Last February, 53% of voters approved the single-phase approach. According to the WSU and U-B surveys done last spring, 81% of voters approve making Wa-Hi improvements in either one, two or three phases. So, there IS a significant will out there to do the job.
It seems to me that a two-phase approach is a compromise that should garner quite a bit of support. It puts off some of the costs for another five years or so, as some people wanted - after the Edison bond expires - but it also starts some of the key projects soon, as the majority of voters wanted.
I attended Tuesday's Board meeting to see what the recommendation was going to be from the facility's committee. With the exception of former Board member Max Carrera, who still believes that a single comprehensive bond makes the most sense (and he's right, but it won't pass), there seemed to be near-unanimity in the room that this new two-phase proposal would ultimately bring Wa-Hi into the 21st century, but do so in a more gradual manner to address the concerns of some of the 47% who voted 'no.'
As the Board considers this matter, I would hope that anyone who objects to this plan would make the effort to come to a meeting and (1) learn more about it, and (2) voice your concerns before a decision is made. Tuesday's meeting had been posted in the U-B and on the district website. While several of us came to push for the remodel, nobody came to voice any objections. The Board needs to hear from everyone.
What is it with Republicans insisting that the House wasn't responsible for the shut down? It was their plan for weeks leading up to it. They drank toasts on the House floor when it happened. Then, when their tactic failed, Boehner allowed a House vote that restarted the government.
The House sent a bill to the Senate that they knew - everyone knew - had no chance of passing, because it left out the healthcare law. If the House sent the Senate a bill that left the military out of the budget, and the Senate refused to approve that budget, would the Senate be to blame for the lack of a budget? Of course not. Such silliness.
You played the game and lost. Own it. Be proud of your effort. Running from it looks ridiculous.
I don't remember the details of the NSA defunding effort to which you refer. It apparently wasn't on my radar at the time. That's why I didn't respond to it.
The first part of my comment was in response to namvet. The rest was a general response to this strange fiction circulating among some conservatives that the House Republicans (with a kick start from Sen. Cruz) were not responsible for the shut down. They were. They should be proud of their stand, if they think it was worth it. Own it.
I wasn't replying to your comment, PearlY.
President Bridges is factually correct about how this mess started, by whom, and why it needs to end. Pointing out reality doesn't have to be interpreted as partisan.
To continue to insist the House isn't responsible for shutting down the government - after we knew for months it was their plan - is either disingenuous or naive. The House sent a budget bill to the Senate with a poison pill in it. They knew the Senate would not accept it. The Senate sent back a clean bill, which the House refused to even vote on because Boehner knew it would likely pass. The goal was NOT to have it pass. This isn't rocket science.
The cuts are across the board. Some are drastically misallocated. How's that? This went into effect, though, because the Tea Party doesn't understand compromise. They are zealots.
Mine was an analogy....a metaphor. Yours was attempting to depict a near-apocalyptic reality. Your budget, by the way, you wrote earlier will slightly benefit from Obamacare once you include the subsidies.
Due to the nature of the sequester, many of the cuts have been unwise and yes, drastic.
You really are delusional.
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