The BS is getting so deep in Olympia, they're going to need hip waders.
The Lewiston Tribune reports today that a state report was released Monday that detailed the number of government workers benefiting from the taxpayer-funded Medicaid program in Washington.
THE STATE GOVERNMENT HAD ABOUT THE SAME NUMBER OF WORKERS (3,127) BENEFITTING FROM MEDICAID AS WAL-MART DID IN WASHINGTON IN 2004!!!!!
MORE THAN 14,400 LOCAL GOVERNMENT WORKERS OR THEIR DEPENDENTS WERE ON MEDICAID. THAT'S NEARLY FIVE TIMES THE AMOUNT OF WAL-MART EMPLOYEES ON MEDICAID!!!!!!
No worries for the state though. The proposed legislation only applies to the private sector.
Meanwhile, the union thugs are pressuring their sock puppets, the Democrats, to move the "Wal-Mart Bill" requiring employers with 5,000 or more workers to spend 9 percent of their payroll on health care out of committee and on to the floor for a vote by the end of the day today.
Safeway also seemed to give its support to the bill in a letter whining about "unfair competitive advantage." It seems Safeway would rather have the government knock off Wal-Mart rather than trying to compete with them.
Safeway, darling of PARD, the unionized company with good benefits, itself has 1,539 employees on Medicaid and 173 employees on Basic Health. Safeway is also the good neighbor that built a bigger and better store in Pullman and then left its old building as an empty, dark eyesore. That, my friends, is responsible development in action. I applaud them.