The “geniuses” who bring you an extremely liberal blog every day are now coming after the wallets of Seattle’s property taxpayers to the tune of $30 million over 10 years. They are doing so in order to help fund political candidates who otherwise wouldn’t be able to raise money.
Alan Durning – the Executive Director of the far-left environmental group Sightline – doesn’t appear to think $30 million in taxpayer funds is a big deal. He calls the sum “budget dust.”
Durning’s dependence (and seeming disregard) for spending other people’s money has been evident for years since his blog is funded by the Progress Alliance of Washington, a secretive, big money liberal group. Now it appears Seattle taxpayers will have a choice if they want Durning to decide whether or not the oftentimes fringe candidates running in the city deserves taxpayer funding, in the form of vouchers given to all registered Seattle voters.
That’s the intent of an initiative which was filed Monday with Seattle election officials, along with 32,000 allegedly valid signatures of Seattle voters. The initiative I-122 will need 20,630 valid signatures to qualify for the November ballot.
If passed, “I-122 would set up the only system in the U.S. to give public money to citizens to encourage civic participation in campaign financing.”
That’s right, just another opportunity – building on the union-demanded $15 minimum wage experiment for Seattle voters to show the rest of the country just how whacky they are when it comes to spending taxpayer – or even private business