GREEN, PROGRESSIVE PLATFORM
ATTORNEY JAMES ROBERT DEAL FOR WASHINGTON GOVERNOR
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VISION OF A BETTER WASHINGTON. If I am elected, I will work to realize the following goals.
AMEND THE WASHINGTON CONSTITUTION. Prohibit any income tax ever on the bottom 90% of earners, and require an income tax on the top 10%. Only the wealthy can afford to pay more.
FULLY FUND EDUCATION. We have a duty to the next generations to give them the quality education we got. We must compensate teachers as true professionals.
PHASE IN A $15 MINIMUM WAGE. Capitalism must be made to work for all.
HOUSE THE HOMELESS. It is the right thing to do and it will cost less than what we are doing now.
ADDICTION. We can and should treat addiction as a medical problem, not as a criminal problem.
ELIMINATE TRAFFIC CONGESTION WITH DOOR-TO-DOOR TRANSIT. Our current mass transit system does not pick us up where we are or take us all the way to where we are going. It is disconnected and difficult to use. So most of us don’t use it. Too many of us drive single occupancy, filling up the roads. ●The only solution, the least expensive solution, and the quickest solution to implement is door-to-door transit, a system of vans summoned by cell phone, using existing UberX technology. A van will carry me from my home in Lynnwood, riding with four or six other passengers, to the Lynnwood transit center. An express bus will take me to the Bellevue Transit Center, and a final van will take me and four or six others to our ultimate destinations. We should then charge a fee to park at our maxed-out transit centers, so those who need to park there can do so. Freeway congestion will be gone. ●Vans will carry us to and from local destinations, shopping, restaurants, work, ferry, church, school, day care, soccer practice, and car rental. ●Vans will be popular at night, because they will be safe and secure. Each 6 passenger van will take five cars off the road. ●Many buses run mostly empty, especially at night, wasting our tax money. Vans will take over on under-used bus routes. ●The vans will fill up. The trains and buses will fill up. The system will generate more revenue. This will free up money to complete Link Light Rail. We will have fast trains and fast buses with fast vans interconnecting them on uncongested roads, delivering door-to-door service statewide. ●It will no longer be necessary to own a car to get around. You will save around $700 per month for each car you sell. ●The only suggestion which Governor Inslee offers is to “eliminate choke points”.
COMPLETE LINK LIGHT RAIL IN SIX YEARS, FIX BRIDGES. Enact a gasoline tax to complete Link Light Rail within six years. Fix roads and bridges. ●I oppose increasing the exceedingly unpopular car tab tax.
BAN MERCURY VACCINES. The package insert disclosure for mercury flu vaccines says they have not been tested for safety in pregnant women. Yet the Department of Health pushes mercury flu vaccines for pregnant women. Unfortunately, Governor Inslee supports this medical quackery. Yes, there are safe and effective vaccines, but our Health Department recommends some which are unsafe and ineffective. Kids who are vaccinated contract a vaccine version of measles. They are then contagious and spread disease just as freely as unvaccinated kids who catch the wild version of measles. So the “herd immunity” theory is false. Vaccine makers are completely exempt from liability and have turned what should be a selective and cautious practice into a reckless mass production industry. Vaccines should not be made mandatory. Unfortunately, Governor Inslee supports mandatory vaccination with every vaccine on the ever expanding CDC list. If I am elected I will fire the head doctor of the Health Department for malpractice.
ESTABLISH A WASHINGTON STATE BANK like the highly profitable state bank of North Dakota. It will stimulate investment, promote agriculture, reduce the cost of municipal and state borrowing, refinance student loans long term, create a state retirement program for all, and prepare for the next recession.
REDEFINE CORPORATE PERSONHOOD. Corporations do not have the same rights as humans.
BUILD GIGABYTE INTERNET THROUGHOUT THE STATE. Mount Vernon did it. One gigabyte up and one down for $70 per month! Comcast overcharges for bad service. Comcast money defeated Mayor McGuinn.
SMART METERS, SCHOOL WI–FI. With cell phones, cell towers, Wi-Fi routers, and microwave ovens we already get big doses of microwave radiation. Smart meters are connected to utilities by cell phone technology and blast out a whopping dose of microwave pulses every ten seconds. Smart meters are debilitating for some. Excessive microwaves cause harm for all, depending on duration and proximity. Smart meters are insecure and give hackers a back door to hack into our homes and businesses. Smart meters raise utility bills. They catch fire. Seattle City Council has been suckered into going ahead with smart meters. One pulse per month would be enough to calculate billing, but smart meters report every ten seconds on which electrical gadgets we are using. Utility companies then sell data on our activities. Children are most sensitive to microwave radiation. School Wi-Fi should be replaced with cable connections.
FLUORIDE LEACHES LEAD. Fluoridated water drains into streams and rivers kills salmon. The fluoride added to our water is toxic waste filth from fertilizer production. It has never been approved as safe and effective by any federal or state agency. It is a cocktail of lead, arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and thallium. It leaches lead from plumbing. It harms the growing fetus and children. It lowers IQ. It corrodes water plant plumbing. It is a waste of money. There are better ways to prevent tooth decay. Fluoridation is a chemical company scam to sell toxic waste at a profit. It is medical quackery. Those who support it are naively unaware that our agencies have been take over by the corrupt industries they regulate. Unfortunately, Governor Inslee supports fluoridation unquestioningly.
BAN OIL TRAINS. Governor Inslee believes oil trains can be made safe. Oil trains cannot be made safe unless explosive naphtha is removed before shipment. The states retain power under the Commerce Clause to ban unavoidably dangerous cargo. An oil train fire in a city would be the next Oso times 10,000.
BAN COAL TRAINS. Coal cars are open to the wind. A ton of coal dust blows from each car during transportation. Coal dust is laden with mercury, which poisons our fisheries. Unless loads are covered and cars are sealed, coal trains can and should be banned for violating littering and water pollution laws.
BAN ROUNDUP. The World Health Organization has declared that Roundup is a carcinogen. It flows into rivers and streams. It kills salmon and it sickens us. Other countries are banning Roundup. We will too.
FECAL WASTE. Animal operations must stop discharging fecal waste into streams and rivers.
RESTORE SALMON RUNS. We can never restore our salmon runs unless we quit dumping pesticides, fluoride, mercury coal dust, and fecal waste into streams and rivers.
ORGANIC STATE. We should require GMO labeling. Washington should be an organic producing state. Our organic products will sell worldwide for top dollar. Farmers will prosper. Farm workers will no longer be poisoned. When we voted in 2014 to label GMOs, Governor Inslee took no position. He is not green.
CLOSE NUCLEAR PLANT AT HANFORD – PREVENT THE NEXT OSO. The Columbia Generation Station is substantially the same GE model as the Fukushima reactors which exploded in 2011. It is dirty, dangerous, and expensive. It releases radioactive gasses and radioactive tritium water daily. It is located downstream from earthen dams which could fail in an earthquake. It could flood and catch on fire. It could be the next Oso, times 10 million. As governor I would take action to close it down.
ELECTION REFORM. We should have instant-runoff voting, so voters can vote for the candidate they really support and also for a backup candidate. Total contributions should be limited. The state should publish voter pamphlets several times during the campaign. TVW should be used for debates and round table discussions. The state should pay for newspaper space throughout the state so all candidates can present their platforms, and advertise appearances on TVW. Lobbyists should be banned from offering, arranging, or mentioning contributions. We should lower the voting age to 17 as other countries have done.
LOWER THE VOTING AGE. If I am elected governor, I will work to lower the voting age to 17. Nicaragua, Brazil, Estonia, Isle of Man, Austria, Guernsey, Jersey, Ecuador, Argentina, and Malta all allow those who are 16 and 17 years old to vote. Takoma Park, Maryland, has lowered the voting age for city elections to 16.
POLICE MISBEHAVIOR. Our police will attend law school classes.
RESPECT, SUPPORT, PROTECT THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY. We all are unique when it comes to sexuality. We heterosexuals just happen to be in the majority. We should not allow discrimination against our friends, co-workers, and neighbors just because they are different in ways which do us no harm at all.
EXPERIENCE VERSUS VISION. We all like my main opponent, Governor Inslee. He has done much good for Washington. He has more elective experience than I do, but what he does with his experience is maintain the status quo. My vision of a better future and my scientific and legal knowledge, are more important than his experience at maintaining the status quo. Governor Inslee is part of the non-progressive Wall Street wing of the Democratic Party, aka the Democratic Leadership Council. I am part of the green, progressive wing of the party, and because I am, if I am the Democratic nominee in November, I will be more likely to win, and Democrats will be more likely to win both House and Senate.
PRINT PLATFORM FLIER HERE. Email and hand out copies of this Platform Flier to one and all.
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