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Time to fire Inslee

Jay Inslee has wandered so far from the needs of Washington citizens that to award him another four years would be unconscionable.

For seven and a half months Inslee has issued one emergency order after another all in the name of protecting the health of citizens. Yet he reduced the additional $29/day Medicaid help for nursing home residents, the most vulnerable to COVID-19, to only $5/day.

Inslee released 1,100 criminals from our prisons to protect them from COVID; several have re-offended. Two days after “CHAZ” in Seattle was created, Inslee said in a news conference that he was “not aware” of the takeover by anarchists. He failed to immediately intervene in the riots in Seattle that destroyed property and injured some police officers. Like Joe Biden, Inslee is willing to “re-imagine” how police departments are funded.

Under Inslee, we lost accreditation, and thus federal funding, for Western State Hospital that provided beds for mentally ill patients. Inslee also tried hard to distance himself from the Employment Security Department scandal that lost millions of dollars to a Nigerian crime ring. Some workers who rightly deserve unemployment payments are still waiting for benefits.

Inslee continues to push his personal agenda that includes increases in gas taxes and creates a carbon tax, despite voters already rejecting the idea. Inslee has refused to call a special session of legislators prior to the election to address the $4.5 billion hole in the state budget.

Please vote for a change in Governor!

Robyn Meenach



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