Washington State Economic Development Corporation’s Bipartisan Proposal to:
President Obama, Jay Inslee and Maria Cantwell
Maybe Governor Elect Jay Inslee will put this at the top of his
"Building A Working Washington Projects" and Senator Maria Cantwell will also agree to join my "Fast Track Phased Completion" project?
New Jobs for decades and centuries to come!
An answer of real jobs for Our Nation’s unemployed veterans and Washington’s unemployed!
October 24, 2011
From: Glen R. Stockwell,
President of Washington State Economic Development Corp. Non Profit
RE: Request you sign an Executive Order for “Fast Track Phased Completion” President Roosevelt’s Columbia Basin Project.
I am contacting you with a personal request and asking you to take charge of “My Bipartisan Project Proposal” for “Fast Track Completion” of President Franklin D Roosevelt’s Columbia Basin Project, this project is a Presidential Project!
I voted for you because I like many wanted real change! I believe you have an opportunity of your lifetime to take real action on completion of the largest public works project in US history.
In January 2009, I travelled to Olympia and spoke with Karen Twillenger, Representative Brian Blake (D), and Representative Judy Warnick (R) asking them to support and introduce my legislation. Brian Blake and Judy Warnick supported it, and Senator Bob McCaslin (R) offered to introduce it!
BILL REQUEST - CODE REVISER'S OFFICE
BILL REQ. #: H-2196.1/09
BRIEF DESCRIPTION: Requesting support for the Columbia Basin Project.
1 TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES, AND
2 TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF
3 REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
4 UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED, AND TO THE HONORABLE CHRISTINE O.
5 GREGOIRE, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
6 We, your Memorialists the Senate and House of Representatives of
7 the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully
8 represent and petition as follows:
9 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project stores and carries water for
10 irrigation, produces electricity, controls floods, provides recreation,
11 and regulates streamflow, as well as provides water for cities,
12 industries, navigation, and endangered species; and
13 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project has successfully distributed
14 enough irrigation water for approximately 650,000 acres of agricultural
15 lands between Grand Coulee and the Quad Cities; and
16 WHEREAS, The United States Bureau of Reclamation is studying the
17 potential for building the second half, or "Phase II," of the Columbia
18 Basin Project, extending irrigation water into portions of the Odessa
Code Rev/ML:cro 1 H-2196.1/091
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the
2 President and Congress support the vitally important Columbia Basin
3 Project and direct the United States Bureau of Reclamation to continue
4 its study and implementation of "Phase II" of the Columbia River Basin
5 Project. More directly, your Memorialists request that President Obama
6 and Governor Gregoire draft and sign Executive Orders designed to
7 outline a Joint Venture Agreement between President Obama's
8 Administration and the Gregoire Administration to:
(1) Finance Phase
9 II of the Columbia Basin Project;
(2) finance the remainder of those
10 canals and reservoirs held within the East High Canal Project as
11 originally designed by Franklin D. Roosevelt's Administration;
12 to the economic conditions of today's economic crisis, request that all
13 funding options be mandated for review by the state and federal
14 governments; and (4) due to the economic conditions of our nation,
15 request a "Fast Track" approach to this project being reviewed and
16 adhered to.
17 BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately
18 transmitted to the Honorable Barack Obama, President of the United
19 States, the Honorable Christine O. Gregoire, Governor of the State of
20 Washington, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of
21 the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the
22 State of Washington.
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H-1881.1 HOUSE JOINT MEMORANDUM 4012
State of Washington 61st Legislature 2009 Regular Session
By Representatives Blake and Warnick
Read first time 02/13/09. Referred to Committee on Agriculture &
1 TO THE HONORABLE BARACK OBAMA, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
2 STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF
3 THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF
4 REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
5 We, yourMemorialists, the Senate and House of
6 Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative
7 session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as
9 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project stores and carries
10 water for irrigation, produces electricity, controls floods,
11 provides recreation, and regulates streamflow, as well as 11 provides water for cities, industries, navigation,
12 endangered species; and
13 WHEREAS, The Columbia Basin Project has successfully
14 distributed enough irrigation water for approximately 650,000
15 acres of agricultural lands between Grand Coulee and the Quad
16 Cities; and
17 WHEREAS, The United States Bureau of Reclamation is
18 studying potential for building the second half, or "Phase
19 II,” of the Columbia Basin Project, extending irrigation
20 water into portions of the Odessa Subarea;
21 NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that
22 the President and Congress support the vitally important
23 Columbia Basin.
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Mr. President in 2011 one of the largest hurdles for delivering water to the majority of the project was overcome! Due to the great bipartisan work of the Washington State Congressional Leaders, Governor Gregoire, the Washington State Legislature, the Department of Ecology and the Department of Reclamation.
We are standing at a point in history simular to when President Franklin and bipartisanship was the best avenue to take to obtain the best result. For the millions of unemployed who want to be proud workers, not just looking for just a helping hand, but a helping hand up and a good job to feed their families.
Mr. President I can now show you how this project can deliver water to 4 new inland water retention reserviors which will deliver adequate water supply to the majority of the new acreages in this project! With your Presidential leadership we can have the 1st reservior planned in 3 months and built in two years. We can simutaniously design the other 3 reserviors and have them built in 4 years!
Governor Gregoire, Governor Elect Jay Inslee, Senator Maria Cantwell and along with creating “Washington’s State Green Team” can make this schedule very achievable!
President Franklin D. Roosevelt stated, "... that we are going ahead with a useful project, and we are going to see it through for the benefit of our country." History recognizes President Rosevelt as a president who made a hard but great decision when our country was in the middle of the depression, in much the same conditions as we face today.
History proves President Franklin was right, and his project is an example of his bipartisan leadership and the success of the Democratic Party working together with the Republican Party! We have a chance to make history and help our beloved nation. This project will work today for you also, if you take control of it!
Mr. President, I believe history books will tell a story of leader who had the wisdom, knowledge, and leadership qualities like President Roosevelt. A future foward man who understands that we need intelligent action not just great speeches. I believe the story will name President Barack Obama because you are the only man on earth today with this power! As we are ending a final chapter in Iraq, we need jobs for those returning hard working service men. This project will last for centuries.
Step 1: “Fast Track Completion” A Bipartisan Project Approach
Imagine the national and world news stories broadcasting news of you requested Governor Gregoire to join with you and sign Joint Executive Orders.
Governor Gregoire is very interested in balancing the budget, improving Washinton’s economy and new jobs!
Step 2 - Ask the National DNC leaders to support you! Imagine what you could do with the support of everyone.
Step 3 - Ask Washington State’s Congressional Democratic team to walk across the isle like Senator Cantwell did on “Glass Steagall” and request the Republican Congressional Team Members join by signing a “Bipartisan Contract”! Let’s find a way to work together or findout if they will support economic development or not?!
Step 4 - Try to involve as many public figures. You need everyone on the same team and need 100% participation from all Congressional Leaders, if you are going to succeed!
Step 5 - Everyone needs a viable financing plan, especially during this election year, to succeed on this promotion. The success will be determined by two factors: power and money or money and power! Mr. President, you have the power and 800 billion dollars of stimulus monies available or a combination of partial government funds plus private financiers i.e. “the Gates Foundation” or “Glen’s Viable Creative Alternative”!
In the Forbes Magazine Special Edition dated October 11, 2011. Mr. Buffett said "If you're succeeding all the time in philanthropy, your projects are too easy. Look for things that are more important and where you may fail".
Step 6 – Reach out to Washington State Universities asking their administrators to participate with you on your vision of 3C’s “Work for Tuition Program”.
Step 7 – Make a request for viable alternatives to “Fast Track the Project” and contract with those companies. America needs hope in this depressed market, and maybe there will be a replay on a common man program, starting out in a garage and encircling the world with new ideas. Let’s learn a lesson from President Franklin and start working instead of years of endless studies.
This project has been supported by thousands of Democrats and Republicans alike; there are many news articles supporting my comments!
Mr. President in January of 2009, I received a letter from the First Lady, requesting the citizenry bring Shovel Ready Viable Projects to Washington DC and your office. In March 2009, I traveled to Washington DC as requested and took my proposal to Senators Murray and Cantwell and Representatives Inslee, Morris, Smith, and others. I also met Mitch Stewart at the DNC. I attended Gary Locke’s confirmation hearing for Secretary of Commerce and I asked Mr. Locke to help me on this Project Proposal.
I returned to Washington DC in November 2009 taking my proposal again to Senator Murray, Senator Cantwell, Representative Inslee, Morris and Doc Hastings. I attended the Congress the night the Health Bill became law.
On August 17th 2010, I attended Patty Murray's Reelection kick off in Seattle, prepared to present you my proposal. I was within 10 feet of you but I couldn’t pass through the crowd as you left the room. I decided to give my proposal to Jay Inslee at the end of the meeting.
I took my proposal to Senator Murray and Senator Cantwell, and Patty agreed to forward my proposal to you in May 2011. You and your team have been reviewing it along with many others on Capitol Hill and also in Washington, but my proposal is far more complex and detailed than most believe. I can show you how to pay for it with pre-existing revenues and without any new taxes!
Mr. President after running for office for six years and taking my proposal to many leaders, a couple of incredible individuals have been great. Maria Cantwell and Wilfred Woods, who owns a newspaper, are the only two who have asked me to explain my proposal. Senator Murray is a great leader. She just did the obvious and sent you my proposal.
Mr. President, I have watched you speak, in person and television, for several years. As I watched you recently speaking to the Black Caucus and many of your jobs bill failing, I noticed you are still determined but becoming frustrated, like me!
I see similarities between myself and Christopher Columbus! Christopher spent roughly 12 years trying to talk the Spanish Monarchy into his plan and history shows his success. But few realize he was correct from the beginning and could have succeeded 12 years sooner. I truly believe I have been right about my proposal and I am driven to succeed with my project proposal. Quitters never succeed and winners never quit! I have always referred to myself as a Roosevelt Democrat! Roosevelt accomplished more in six months of his life than many of us do in a lifetime.
I have heard that your friend and supporter Oprah often states, “God is good, and He will indeed bless you but you have to want to help yourself in order for Him to continue to bless you. He can only open the door; you have to be the one to walk through it".
Mr. President I would consider it a “Great Honor” if you would open your door to me and allow me to serve my country again and bring my Grassroots Project to you, and work directly with David and Mitch on my bipartisan project proposal. Possibly David and Mitch would make this project the 1st hands on endorsed project for “Renew America”?
I delivered my video and information to Aaron
I Met Mitch Stewart in March 2009 and delivered my movie of the project and ask him to help bring this Public Works Project to President Obama!
Returned again in November 2009 and asked to meet with him on this issue and I was told he was unavailable!
By Christopher Hass - Jan 26, 2009 2:44:53 PM ET
On Friday, Campaign Manager David Plouffe introduced Mitch Stewart as the new
Executive Director of Organizing for America:
In addition to the video, David Plouffe sent supporters the following message:
When Barack Obama was declared our 44th President, you didn't just revel in that victory -- you started asking what's next for this movement.
How is this unprecedented group of volunteers, grassroots leaders, and dedicated supporters going to help make change a reality?
More than half a million people shared their thoughts and ideas about moving forward, and we listened carefully. Last week, President Obama announced the creation of Organizing for America -- a group that will work alongside the President to support the agenda you fought so hard for.
You can be part of its first steps.
You've already invested in the future of this country -- whether you voted, donated money, helped organize your local community, or got involved in countless other ways.
But right now, your participation in the political process is more important than ever. We'll soon be asking you to give whatever time or talent you can to support the President. With your help, we can bring change to Washington and the entire nation.
I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead.
Obama for America
Mr. President I totally understand the trials many are struggling with today after spending years to develop my Solid Waste Project in Adams County and spending nearly everything I had on the project. In 1990 I ended up on welfare for approximately 3 months! While laying on my back thinking “Why me Lord” I watched an interview with actor Craig T Nelson wherein he told the interviewer “I could tell you anything about my past and you would believe me, but I want to tell the truth just in case someone watching is struggling with life like I was”, “prior to getting my spot on Coach, I lived outside of Spokane Washington in a one room cabin with one light in it and I was on Welfare”, “I wanted to give up on my acting dream but I was contacted about the Coach Job”. Craig helped me that day! I was depressed about the project, but more importantly because I shamed my father who was a proud American & Marine who never asked the government for anything! Using food stamps are embarrassing to those who use them; many would just like a good job!
[Snip it] Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2011 2:04 pm From: Jim Messina, BarackObama.com
It doesn't need to be this way!
Last night, Democrats in the Senate tried to pass a simple piece of President Obama's jobs plan that shouldn't be controversial: provide money to prevent further layoffs of teachers, cops, and firefighters at the local level, and pay for it by taxing the income of millionaires an extra 0.5%.
This morning a lot of media outlets reported that the Senate "rejected" or "voted down" this proposal.
But that's not what happened. The measure didn't come to an actual vote.
That's because every single Republican senator filibustered the bill -- meaning they wouldn't even let an up-or-down vote happen. Republicans have unilaterally decided not to allow even that simple majority vote on anything that might help the economy before the next