Last month, the King County Council appointed Democrat Patty Kuderer to fill the vacancy in the Washington state House of Representatives for the 48th Legislative District. Former Rep. Ross Hunter resigned to serve as Director of the state Department of Early Learning.
Kuderer proved in a recent email that she has already learned how to speak just how the special interests that fund Democrat campaigns expect. She writes,
“I’ll be particularly focused on ensuring the state fully funds basic education so that all students have opportunities to learn.”
Of course, Kuderer completely ignores the fact that Democrats have underfunded public schools for a generation. She goes on to list her priorities that include,
“Reforming our outdated and unfair revenue system.” That is special interest code for a state income tax. During the 2015 legislative session, Democrats justified their push for a state capital gains income tax using this language.
“Building an economy that works for everyone through a higher minimum wage.” We assume that Kuderer’s support for a higher minimum wage includes an exemption for big labor. After all, for Democrats, no so-called “workers’ rights” bill is complete without an exemption for their biggest campaign donors.
Kuderer will serve one year in the Legislature before having to stand for election to a full term in 2016, which she recently announced she plans to do. We expect she plans to have plenty of the usual special interest suspects behind her, based on her opening email salvo to constituents.
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