Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ridgefield Barbie wins the Seattle Post Intelligencer "Public Openness Prize!"

Rarely do I agree with the PI about much of anything, but this time, the nailed it!

Well done, and well-deserved, Babs!

-- Public openness prize: Newly elected Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Wash., performed like a deer in the headlights at initial public meetings, so staff opted for invitation-only "coffees" with the congresswoman.

Herrera Beutler staff sent a "coffee" invite to the Chronicle, in Centralia-Chehalis, but asked that the newspaper not print its location. Why not? The wrong type of people will show up, explained an aide. The strongly conservative paper, to its credit, told readers where the congresswoman would appear.

It's not easy having a cowardly slimeball for a congresswoman, especially one that works so hard to shaft us by voting with her fellow leftists, the democrats infesting our government.

Once again, congrats to the Camas Manikin, so bumblingly inept that they'd toss her off a cliff before they'd allow her to face her constituency without being told what, and how, to respond to them.

But then, that's the curse of being a coward. Right, Jaime?

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

More idiocy from the democratian: jeers for those smart enough to criticize Ridgefield Barbie.

I've come to believe that the Camas Manikin must have some incriminating video or something, because this flagellating congratulatory crap must be driven by something like that, as the rag congratulates Ridgefield Barbie for selling us out:

Jeers: To critics of Congresswoman Jaime Herrera-Beutler. The Camas Republican has drawn constant criticism in her first year for allegedly being in lock step with House Speaker John Boehner rather than representing her district. Then, earlier this week, when she and six other Republicans defied Boehner and supported extending a payroll tax cut for two months, she drew a bunch of criticism, some from the same voices. It’s worth noting that she ended up on the right side of the issue. After days of posturing, the House finally went along with extending the payroll tax cut.

Naturally the carbuncle on SW Washington's butt would congratulate Barbie for ramming it in and breaking it off. That's the fringe left version of "compromise," as in, "do it our way."

That the GOP in the House was cowardly enough to cave on this issue does no make our local Empty Suit's political treason "the right side of the issue." As is most often the case, when it matters, she typically votes the way her democrat masters want.

She's had a history of that since her pathetic tenure in Olympia. So, what else is new?

She voted to add another trillion to the debt, she's a coward when it comes to town hall meetings (Well, unless you bring your checkbook) she voted for the absurdity of the Super Committee, voted for that massive failure of Obama's mortgage bailout (She was one of TWO GOP votes to continue THAT crap... where's the rag's "congratulations" about THAT?) she's refused to take a pay cut, instead going through the motions with a bogus, not-going-anywhere-eyewash-bill; she's routinely violated the so-called "72 hour" rule; she's scammed into the "women-as-victim" crap, gone so far as to attempt to make political hay out of 9/11 and on and on and on.

She screwed up, and screwed us in the process. And as a result, the morons in the lazy C congratulate her and chastise us.

So, what else is new?

More cowardice from Ridgefield Barbie.

Recently, both Tim "The Liar" Leave-it and Steve "The Liar" Stuart have been beating on Ridgefield Barbie like a rented step-mule over her weak, nonsensical, half-hearted, nebulous effort to make voting on the CRC scam some sort of issue.

The problems are many, the solution, simple.

First, the problems: The empty-suited, cardboard cutout of a faux member of congress is saying pretty please while these two morons are hitting her upside the head with a 2X4.

Second, while her letter talks about the concept that "...the people of Clark County should be allowed to decide through a public vote what they prefer, and what they are willing to pay for," she's not really referring to "the people of Clark County." She is, in fact, referring to those few people in the gerrymandered CTran tax district, social-service dependent people who have enslaved the rest of the county to pay for THEIR transportation system by excluding the 100,000 plus "no" votes to their incessant and unnecessary tax increases to build their ever-growing empire.

Third: she wants as many people as possible to BELIEVE she actually gives a rat's ass what we want, so she uses terms that are not the same, interchangeably. That is, she is deliberately confusing the phrase "people of Clark County" with the phrase "CTran," when the use of the term "CTran" and the "CTran Board" exclusively limit the vote she's sniveling about to the "CTran district."

Fourth, she falsely prices the bridge scam at $3.5 billion when the price, with interest, is closer to $10 billion.

Fifth, she then broadens this crap by saying

"But folks in Southwest Washington should be allowed to participate in the process. I call on this region’s elected officials to give them the chance to be heard in March of 2012."

So, Cowlitz County is in SW Washington. So is Skamania. Does that mean she's demanding that those people be allowed to vote as well?

Of course not. But what it DOES mean is that she wants people to actually believe their opinion matters.

It doesn't.

Because this is the fact of the matter:

The Camas Manikin could have put an end to this months ago: All she had to do was insure that Steve "The Liar" Stuart kept to his campaign promise to have a vote this past November... made to help him get re-elected.

And how could she do that?

Simple: PUBLICLY tell both the Liars Stuart and Leave-it: No county-wide vote.... no federal cash.

And that she has failed to tell them that... plus her demand that this be put to a vote in March of all things, guaranteeing the smallest possible turn out for any election, instead of November, which would guarantee the largest possible turn out... all of that means three things:

First, Barbie supports this abortion, wants the tax increase and wants to get this waste of money built.

Second, she will cave and she will do nothing to act to withhold any money.

Third: she wants to use this situation as a political prop, period.

The Manikin's problem with me? I've got 6 years on staff. i can read this kind of crap and decipher it all day, every day. And every time she has her people (Like SHE actually wrote any of this?) spew this kind of garbage, I'm going to be here to translate it.

Cross-posted at Jaime Herrera Watch.

When US House Republicans get stupid.... again

It wasn't that long ago that I've forgotten the idiocy of the House effort to shut down government when Gingrich was the speaker.

It's not that the effort was idiotic. It was that when you commit to an outcome, you have to have the testicular fortitude to see it through. Gingrich, of course, did not. And the GOP suffered as a result.

Fast forward to today.

The same thing applied to this most recent fight: Boehner and House leadership SHOULD have had the balls to see this through. The leftists generally and Obama particularly counted on Republican cowardice... and they weren't disappointed.
If you do not have the will to see this through.... then why the hell are you even trying it?

Now our own local congressional coward, Ridgefield Barbie, voted with the democrats to screw us... but then, that's what our empty-suited bimbette does.

Well that, and her cowardice exhibited with her lack of guts to face her constituency... unless they bring a check book.

So, what do we have to show for this garbage? Reid and Obama kicked our collective faces in on this deal, with Bab's help, of course, and we're all going to suffer for it.

Well done, idiots.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Herrera sells us out again: one of 7 Republicans to support Reid's scam plan.

I knew before I looked what Ridgefield Barbie's vote on this issue would be... but I looked it up anyway.

Yup.... there she is, our own re-re congress-critter, selling us out, and selling out her caucus in the US House, just like she sold us out on her SEIU legislation and the democrat rape of our state emergency fund during her last, horrific, year in Olympia.

One of a total of 7 Republicans (Or alleged Republicans) to vote to screw us.

Well done, you simple idiot. I bet McMorris and Boldt are proud, since they created you.

Here's the democratian wearing out another pair of knee pads in front of Ridgefield Barbie with their cut and paste, press release version of "journalism."

Herrera Beutler votes for payroll tax cut.

By Paris Achen

Columbian Staff Reporter

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, was one of seven Republicans who split with their party and voted Tuesday for a payroll tax cut extension.

Her spokesman, Casey Bowman, said the motion was, in fact, to reject the Senate-approved bill to extend the tax cut for two months, and Herrera Beutler and six other Republicans voted against that.

Herrera Beutler released the following statement on her vote:

“I support continuing the payroll tax cut, extending unemployment insurance and making sure Medicare patients have access to the medical care they need. I had hoped the Senate would have agreed that a year extension is better than 2 months. But I know that families in Southwest Washington are struggling to make ends meet, and I wanted to eliminate any of their fear that this relief wouldn’t be in place January 1.”

The headline is misleading... but what else is new?

Other headlines that could have been used:

Barbie votes with democrats... again.

Short-sighted Herrera sells us all out.... again.

Clueless idiot votes against her own caucus... again.

Any of those would have been more accurate.

I especially like this:

"...I wanted to eliminate any of their fear that this relief wouldn’t be in place January 1.”

Let me complete the sentence:

"Instead, I wanted them to be terrified on March 1."


Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A tale of two different responses from federal electeds: the State Cow and Ridgefield Barbie.

Look I've written a few great SNR's in my time (Sincere Non-Responses) but I could write circles around the staff wienies who put this tripe together.

The Cow's response to the observation that Defense cant' stand the kind of hit her incompetence on the Super Committee might cause:

Dear Mr. XXXXX

Thank you for writing to me with your thoughts on funding for fiscal year 2012 in the Department of Defense (DoD) budget. I appreciate hearing from you.

The DoD budget includes funding for a vast array of goods and services, including the procurement of weapons and equipment, the recruitment and training of personnel, research and development of new technologies, and even health research programs and education funding. Some of these are provided directly by the DoD, and some are provided by public-private partnerships.

I believe the United States must maintain a strong military to meet the challenges of the 21st century. In January 2007, I was assigned to the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense, which oversees and directs defense spending. As the daughter of a World War II veteran, I am intimately aware of the sacrifice that so many men and women offer our country every day by serving in the Armed Forces. I also recognize the duty that we all have to honor their sacrifice by providing our servicemembers with the armor, equipment, and training they need to be successful in the field of combat and the services they need to be cared for when they return home.

I will continue my work on issues like increased pay, improved access to health care and providing the best equipment and training for the men and women of the world's finest military. I appreciate your input in this process and I will keep your thoughts in mind as the Senate considers the Fiscal Year 2012 Defense Appropriations bill.

If you would like to know more about my work in the Senate, please feel free to sign up for my weekly updates at http://murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?p=GetEmailUpdates. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with me.


Patty Murray

United States Senator

Compare Murray's SNR with Ridgefield Barbie's:
Dear Mr. XXXXX,

Thank you for contacting me regarding support of our military members and veterans. It is an honor to represent the people of Southwest Washington and I appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts with me.

America's veterans created our country's independence, and America's veterans sacrificed to uphold our country's freedoms and safety. I am grateful for their sacrifices, and it concerns me when people do not show military members and veterans the respect and thanks they deserve. Our military has been strong in battle, unwavering in loyalty, and unmatched in honor and I commend them for their unparalleled bravery and service to this country. In going forward, I am committed to ensuring the military and our veterans have the support they need to protect this great nation.

Thank you again for contacting me on this important issue. I invite you to visit my website at www.HerreraBeutler.house.gov for additional information or to sign up to be kept up to date on these issues. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance.


Jaime Herrera Beutler
Member of Congress

Notice how the first SNR at least addressed the issue?

Frankly, I believe that Rick Larsen's drunks could do a better job.

But then, that's how Herrera rolls.

Cross posted on Clark County Politics.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wow! Tim "The Liar" Leave-it throws ANOTHER punch at Ridgefield Barbie. How much longer is she going to put up with his crap?

Tim "The Liar" Leave-it continues to use Ridgefield Barbie as his personal punching bag. You've got to wonder how much longer our member of the United States House of Representatives is going to put up with that.

This has been going on for a long time. As I stated when she first came out on this issue, she had to see it through to the end. That meant fighting back hard and immediately when these clowns started jumping up and slapping her around like it was obvious The Liar Leave-it was going to.

In today's episode, Leave-it is just being Leave-it, and that means that he's being the usual, arrogant, self centered jerk that he is. Typically, he could care less about either the people's needs... or what the people want. Period.

No one could, with a straight face, call me a fan of Jaime Herrera. I believe the she is the worst possible choice for a seat in Congress. To say that she is all hat and no cattle is the complete under statement. In fact, I have several dozen blog posts at my Jaime Herrera Watch blog devoted to that subject.

But given her treatment by the Bobbsey Twins, Steve "The Liar" Stewart and Tim "The Liar" Leave-it, I wouldn't blame her if she cut off every Federal dime to Vancouver OR Clark County until those two slime balls learn to behave themselves.

And like our local carbuncle on the society of Southwest Washington, the democratian, these two morons seem to have confused "politics" with doing the will of the people.

Barbie knows two things: first that she stuck her neck out on the chopping block with her fake letter of faux concern. Second, she knows she's in a position to stop this project. She has a hard enough time facing her constituents unless they've got a check book in their hands. But the fact is that the people will know she's in a position to stop this project, and they're going to be wondering why that doesn't happen, if she's so concerned.

We all know that Tim "the liar" Leave-it will do a Sam Adams imitation and not bother to run for re-election. If he were moronic enough to run, he would be crushed and tossed out in the primary. No one wants to reelect a known liar.

While it appears that Ridgefield Barbie is relatively secure, she hates those kinds of embarrassing questions.

So its up to you Babs. Are you going to keep letting Leave-it and Stuart tap dance on your political skull?

Cross posted at Jaime Herrera Watch

Another little bird swung by with more pearls of wisdom from Steve "The Liar" Stuart

Earlier I talked about Steve "The Liar" Stuart's babble about the CRC.

So much idiocy, so little time.

I missed part two of his morality play lecture, which looks like this:
Support the CRC project, oppose the project, as an elected official at least have an opinion, based on facts that have been discussed for 7+ years, instead of using political winds or rhetoric that is disrespectful to the thousands of commenters, 39 member taskforce, neighborhood advisory groups, env justice groups, etc., that worked hard to create the Federally approved project). As Mr. Miagi said in The Karate Kid - "Walk left side, safe. Walk right side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later get squish just like grape." We need Jaime to espouse her opinion of the project, as the FHWA approved, at the very least so voters know what she thinks as they vote on anything. Just hiding until she has a vote in hand (from less than her whole district, and on only one piece) is not acceptable for anybody in a leadership position, especially our representative in Congress.

I get why Jaime wants to wait for a vote, regardless what it's on. Tim and I know better than most how divisive this project is, and how difficult (and muddy) the process has been to get to a Record of Decision. I personally have asked for things like a poll on how much people would pay for a toll given the benefits they'd receive, was promised it, and I haven't gotten it. I've asked for phasing plans because I don't believe the money will be there all at once, and have been promised we'll see something next year (only after the Governor's panel asked for it), and many other times I've been really frustrated with the process in time and cost.

HOWEVER, the bottom line is that this project needs to happen. We have the only lift span on I-5, with inadequate lane widths, no add-drop lanes so traffic comes in from a dead stop, no shoulders, an interchange system around the bridge that doesn't work, and the busiest port interchanges in our region within the project area. My point? I will continue to push for the financing pieces to be better for our local citizens (part of the reason to push Jaime to advocate as she promised in the campaign for more Federal $), but I support the project as it has been approved by every local agency of note, FTA, and now the Federal Highway Administration. Shouldn't we be able to expect the same clarity from our Congresswoman?:"
Among the many problems the liar has is his selective use of the term "facts."

There is a huge difference between self-serving figures from paid-off sources, designed and relied upon to support pre-ordained outcomes and because reality frequently interferes with a set agenda. As anyone paying attention knows, saddling 65,000 commuters 13 or 14 or $1500 a year or more for unnecessary, unwanted and unaffordable tolls, particularly without asking those same commuters FIRST, means that "facts" do not enter into this equation.

The Liar Stuart's reliance on these figures is the same kind of reliance that led to the local debacle of the Hilton and the even larger debacle at the Wenatchee Town Toyota Center (TTC) a huge disaster visited on the town of Wenatchee and surrounding local communities who are now in default for $42,000,000 because, like the clowns running government here locally refuse to allow a vote, the clowns in Wenatchee made the same short-sighted, politically-expedient decision that has come back to bite them in the butt... in spades.... all on an obviously unsupported, unneeded and unwanted facility that the local economy could not afford.

So when you start with a lie, everything that follows is a lie.

That so many people were involved in planning for this execution is meaningless. Unless or until a vote is held countwide, all these people did was design the rope. Ignoring you, Stuart; ignoring them and ignoring this effort is absolutely proper, given that people like The Liar Stuart, The Liar Leavitt and the others who were ramming this down our throats.... are all ignoring the people. You know.... the people who have to pay for this monstrosity?

The reason they've decided to ignore us is simple and obvious. They know there is no way this rip off would survive at the polls if it were put to a countywide vote.

The Liar Stuart seems so concerned about disrespecting those stuffing this down our throats because not everyone... in fact, hardly anyone... agrees with this lynching.... that he forgets all about the fact that he and those like him are disrespecting US... FAR more. The Liar Stuart lied to get reelected, promising an election on this scam for last November. But even then, the area he would have allowed to vote would have been so small there is no way that would've reflected the true will of the people he would govern.

At the Federal level, unfortunately for us all, our congresswoman is a coward. Tim "The Liar" Leavitt knocked her political teeth out when she tried to get us to actually believe she cared about what we wanted by asking for a worthless "district wide" vote on all of this.

The Liar Leavitt smacked her like a rented stepchild. And she folded like a cheap suit. In fact, she's disappeared on the issue completely.

While not surprising, that in no way means that she should become their butt boy.

In all of his tripe, the biggest lie of the many lies from the liar Stuart is this one:
HOWEVER, the bottom line is that this project needs to happen.
There are a wide variety of cheaper, more efficient and more impactful alternatives that make this project completely unnecessary. At the end of the day, the whole point of this exercise is to bring loot rail in from Portland. Exclusive of the fact that no one wants loot rail in Vancouver, that requirement will make this the most expensive transportation project for its distance in history, costing us 10 billion unnecessary dollars when cheaper alternatives and additional bridges could and should be built in such a way that almost all of The Liar Stuart and The Liar Leavitt's concerns are addressed... and we get MUCH more capacity, freight mobility and reduced congestion.

Ridgefield Barbie will ultimately cave. In an era where are our congresswoman should have a spine of titanium, we're cursed with a model who has a spine of spaghetti. Otherwise, she already would've punished both The Liar Stuart and The Liar Leavitt.

Why these two are so eager to screw us is simply beyond my comprehension. But neither the facts nor the non-existent and proven lack of support of the people justify the financial enslavement of generations of commuters to come for a project we do not want, do not need, and cannot afford.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Tim "The Liar" Leave-it and Steve "The Liar" Stuart kick Ridgefield Barbie in the nards: "Get behind the bridge rip off, or else."

So, the Camas Manikin has learned a valuable lesson: when you're a coward and you run away from a fight you can not only win, but dominate, those emboldened by your cowardice will keep coming after you, because, well, there's no reason for them to stay away.

I repeatedly warned the Empty Suit that we have the dubious distinction of "representing" us in Congress that if she did not forcefully and immediately smack Leave-it upside the head for his arrogance that was far beyond the pail that she would regret it.

Yesterday, I also pointed out that the people of SW Washington do not want this massive crap pile to be built, and that the genuine scum in government, those such as Leave-it and Stuart could care less what we want when it interferes with their agenda.

That these two lying scum... using the term advisedly since it does a disservice to lying scum everywhere to include them in the group, their perfidy so much worse then that; are living up to that billing by DEMANDING that Barbie join with them and "back the bridge."

Were I her, I would eat a hand grenade first.

But this is what typically happens when tyranny is visited on the masses.

Herrera's failure to kick Leave-it in his miniature testicles when he came after her the last time is bearing bitter fruit.

Her response should be immediate and lasting:

Herrera should publicly announce that in the face of SW Washington's documented opposition to this scam, visible though both the recent DOT poll AND the pro I-1125 vote, that she will now ensure the death of this project. She should then properly credit Tim "The Liar" Leave-it and Steve "The Liar" Stuart with the demise of the project and let them explain why, for so many years, they have chosen to ignore the overwhelming opposition to this scam, while she, Jaime Herrera, has been the only one to listen.

That's what she should do.

But she lacks the guts to do that or anything like it.

Expect her to cave, because all of her past double talk has been babble designed to confuse the voter into believing.... really believing, that she supports THEM and opposes the Liars.

If she did support the voters, she would have already killed this garbage pile.

Don't expect this little worm to cowboy up. Expect her to ignore this insult. But expect these slimeballs to keep coming after her... because she has yet to provide a reason for them to stop.

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Jaime sinks it in concrete: You want to see her? Forget about town hall meetings.... bring a checkbook.

As days turn into months, it's pretty clear that my forecasts of what a worthless, gutless character of a real congress-person Ridgefield Barbie was going to be have hit the nail on the head.

Our coward of an elected official can't bother to meet with us face to face.

Well, unless you bring your checkbook or are, of course, a prospective campaign donor.

Yes, you CAN see her.... and yes, Visa or MasterCard are accepted.

You are invited to join

Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler

for a special holiday fundraising reception
Camas Meadows Golf Club
4105 Camas Meadows Drive
Camas, WA 98607

Sunday, December 4, 2011
2:00 - 4:00 PM

Light appetizers and no-host bar will be available.

Requested contribution is $50 per person. All contributions are gratefully accepted.

Contributions are limited to $2,500 per person, per election.

RSVP to Anitra Beruti at (800) 968-1374 or

While I gave a lot of money that I couldn't afford in the last Congressional race, it damned sure wasn't to the Camas Manikin and it damned sure never will BE to our local Empty Suit, who shriveled up and slithered away after Tim "The Liar" Leave-it hit her directly in the political mouth over her fake loot rail vote demand.

This woman is doing nothing for us, but she is part and parcel of that cabal doing a great deal TO us.

I was ashamed we voted for her, and I am ashamed she has the job and is so utterly worthless.

If only she'd grow up and accept the fact that buying endorsements and hiding from your constituency is not what you're there to do.

If only she could have ever found reasons to criticize Brian Baird, instead of working so hard to emulate him.

Oh yeah.... by the way.... did I mention that Baird is a democrat?

Cross posted at Clark County Politics.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Why is the democratian cutting and pasting Jaime's press releases?

Let's get a couple of things straight: First, Jaime is a back-bencher. She has no power, no throw-weight, no muscle. Second, she lacks the guts of a scarecrow; Tim "The Liar" Leave-it folded her up like a cheap suit and stuffed her into a wall locker like a lost 8th grader at Prarie. Third, she's abrogated her position by lacking the guts to face her constituents... unless, of course, you bring a checkbook... then, there's no holds barred when it comes to access... oddly, not surprising.

Her histrionics on the floor of the house doesn't change any of that. All of which begs the issue: why does the democratian blow up Ridgefield Barbie like an inflatable version of a female Winston Churchill?

What's going on here?

She's not fit to carry Allen West's luggage, and this rag can't say enough nice things about her... as if she actually is doing something FOR us instead of TO us.

In short, legislatively, I wouldn't let her run an elevator for me, since she's as worthless in DC as she was in Olympia. And what did she do for us in Olympia? Well, as a brief reminder, she co-sponsored and voted for SEIU legislation that would have forced the unionization of child care workers and forced the day care owners to pay their dues... all while she helped the dems empty out our state's last $229 million in state emergency funds... jobs well done.

Yet the rag pumps her up like she's the Second Coming. And frankly, that is mystifying..

Herrera Beutler fights regulations

Bill aims to ease burden on small businesses

U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler presented the Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act.
U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler presented the Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act.

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U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler took a tall stack of federal paperwork to the House floor Thursday as a prop to illustrate what she described as a burdensome regulatory climate that is hampering small-business growth.
As a member of the Small Business Committee, Herrera Beutler, R-Camas, helped shepherd the Regulatory Flexibility Improvement Act through the committee process and to the House floor. It passed Thursday on a 263-159 vote but must still clear the Senate. President Barack Obama has threatened to veto the measure if it makes it to his desk.
The bill requires federal agencies to consider the economic impact of their regulations on small businesses, and requires them to consider less burdensome alternatives if the impact is significant. It also removes loopholes federal agencies have been using to bypass an earlier version of the law.
“It’s a bill that strengthens existing law,” Herrera Beutler said in her floor speech. “It simply says, if a federal rule is killing jobs, a federal agency is required to find a rule that’s less burdensome. It’s pretty cut and dry, it’s something we should be doing already, but we actually have to pass a bill to require it.”
Herrera Beutler mentioned Somarakis Vacuum Pumps, a company that has a manufacturing center in Kalama and a repair center in Vancouver, as an example of a small business that worries about the impact of federal environmental and energy conservation rules.
“Her point in bringing up an employer like Somarakis was that small-business owners simply can’t keep up with the constant flow of new federal regulations because it would take a team of experts to do so,” said Casey Bowman, Herrera Beutler’s spokesman. “Often, small businesses aren’t aware of a new rule or regulation until they’ve unknowingly violated it.
Yaddah, yaddah, yaddah.

More if you can stomach it.

Cross posted on Clark County Politics.