You know Richard, you do bring up a good point, the gov comes into to a major deficit situation increases taxes and entitlements and gets a free pass from the media......even on this side of the state. It was kinda like.....uh?......did that really happen? Now with all that said, Lawdagh is right. This thing passes and all it will do is cost us services. I wish it wasn't true but it is. I think the WA voter has been trying to send the message to cut entitlements to Olympia now for 10 years via the initative process. I think all that has been accomplished is we know they ain't listening. The beauty of it is with all that said most of them will still get re-elected.