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Dori: Inslee sees our devastated economy as a wonderful ‘opportunity’ for climate agenda

Gov. Inslee outlines challenges in Phase Two on Tuesday, May 12. (TVW)

Every day I hear from people whose lives are being destroyed by our crumbling economy. We have 900,000 newly unemployed workers in our state.

Business owners who have put their heart and soul into building wonderful enterprises are devastated as their companies — and their financial lives — are disappearing into an abyss. More than one listener has told me they are crying themselves to sleep every night.

What does Gov. Inslee think about these shattered lives? He views it as a great opportunity.

In a disgustingly tone-deaf interview on Bernie Sanders’ website, Inslee told the Bernie-bros, “this has always been an economic opportunity … we should not be intimidated by people who say you should not use this COVID crisis to peddle a solution to climate change … we can’t use COVID as an excuse for inaction on climate change … they’re both so similar … based on an understanding of science.”

Inslee’s failed presidential bid — with climate change as his singular focus — earned him 0% support among Democrats. Now, with our state’s workers and business owners looking at what could be decade-long financial ruin, he has decided to continue down that insane path.

Rebuilding this economy is a monumental task. It will require laser-like focus to bring us back from financial devastation that may be worse than the Great Depression. The fact that Inslee says he looks at this as an opportunity to pursue his green agenda is a slap in the face to the people of this state who don’t know how they are going to feed their family in the days ahead.

Late Thursday afternoon, the state announced that it would be shutting down unemployment payments for two days because it’s been swamped with millions in fraudulent claims that it paid out to scammers.

Jay Inslee cannot manage essential necessities for his citizens in this crisis. The sleepless nights will continue. But we’re still supposed to believe that our private info will be safe when we gave our phone numbers and e-mails to restaurants, an Inslee requirement if we want to go out to eat.

Jay’s solution to all of this? Let’s build a windmill!

This is not about public health. Never let a good crisis go to waste. Inslee views this as an “opportunity” to ram through a failed social agenda.

Our business owners and the unemployed have broken hearts in this crisis. Your governor does not have that problem. Using this as a climate change tool reveals that he is heartless.

Listen to the Dori Monson Show weekday afternoons from noon – 3 p.m. on KIRO Radio, 97.3 FM. Subscribe to the podcast here.

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