$6 billion in unfunded spending promises at a time when we are facing a $2 billion deficit? Rob McKenna may pretend to be a fiscal hawk, but he is not who he says he is. Since June, he has made $6 billion in spending promises without offering a single concrete proposal on how to pay for them.
Our new video, “Promises” calls McKenna out for what he is – a typical politician who makes billions in campaign promises he knows he can’t keep. Watch “Promises” and then spread the word on email, Facebook, and Twitter.
State Legislators are meeting in special session, making painful decisions about how to deal with our state’s $2 billion budget shortfall. Washingtonians deserve someone who will be straight with them about the serious challenges facing our state, not someone who makes billions in unfunded promises just to get elected.
Rob McKenna launched his campaign by saying that we need a leader who “believes in accountability and in balancing budgets, not in making promises which can’t be met or funded when times are tough.”
How quickly he’s changed his tune. When asked by the Seattle Times last month about how he would pay for his campaign promises, McKenna said those questions were”getting ahead of the issue.” Even former Republican Governor Dan Evans told the Seattle PI, “I don’t know if he can do it totally.”
Help us make sure people know the truth about McKenna’s billions in unfunded campaign promises. Share “Promises” with your friends today.
[2011-2013 Biennial Budget, fiscal.wa.gov; History of SHB 2776, 2010; Excellent Schools Now; After School Alliance; OSPI; Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board, 6/30/11; Seattle Times, 6/30/11; Washington State Fiscal Information Website, Accessed 11/10/11 ]
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[Seattle Times, 11/8/11, SeattlePi.com, 11/8/11]