Saturday, October 21, 2006

"When you put it that way…
…well, I've just got to agree. The Stranger lines up with Maria...

For a freshman in the minority party, Cantwell's record of achievement is jaw dropping:

the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge filibuster;
extending the federal tax deduction for Washington's regressive sales tax;
protecting Snohomish ratepayers from Enron;
keeping oil-tanker traffic out of the Puget Sound;
extending low-income health-care coverage;
passing identify-theft protection;
and helping pass campaign-finance reform.
We've got a good one.
We need to keep her."


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As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.