Not that you probably care, but here’s how I voted on the issues:
INITIATIVE MEASURE 985 – This measure would open high-occupancy vehicle lanes to all traffic
during specified hours, require traffic light synchronization, increase
roadside assistance funding, and dedicate certain taxes, fines, tolls
and other revenues to traffic-flow purposes.
No – I don’t really see how this will improve anything. At best I see it increasing taxes. At worst, increasing taxes and doing more harm than good. It just seems like an overall expansion of government.
INITIATIVE MEASURE 1000 – This measure would permit terminally ill, competent, adult Washington
residents, who are medically predicted to have six months or less to
live, to request and self-administer lethal medication prescribed by a
No – Simply put, I disagree with this because I disagree with the idea of suicide. I also disagree with the idea of a doctor helping somebody end their life. Pragmatically, a diagnosis of six months to live means little. I’ve seen people live years beyond their diagnosed time. It just seems like a bad idea to me.
INITIATIVE MEASURE 1029 – This measure would require long-term care workers to be certified as
home care aides based on an examination, with exceptions; increase
training and criminal background check requirements; and establish
disciplinary standards and procedures.
No – Frankly, this is just another way to keep salaries high. Licensing and training requirements already exist and are doing just fine.
PRESIDENT & VICE-PRESIDENT
No – Just kidding, although I wanted to. I help my nose and voted for McCain. Sure, he’s as much a statist as Obama. And his economic policies make little better sense (if any). But, it came to down to three things: a vote against Obama, who I see as dangerous both economically and morally, a vote for more conservative Supreme Court justices and a fear of a Democrat running two of the three branches of the government.
P.S. Note I said “more conservative” justices. I have no confidence he’d appoint actual conservatives, but I guarantee they’d be more conservative than Obama’s.
I voted for the guy who’s not Mike Kreidler. Kreidler wants mandated health care, similar to Massachussets. I think that’s a horrible idea. I also haven’t liked many of his past decisions.