Washington State Education Funding

                                  Who Funds our Washington State Schools?

Washington State Lottery -
When the lottery was started in 1982 the revenue was suppose go soley towards education.  This was the "key-word" used to get gambling  "legalized" in Washington State and collect tax revenue.  However,  when  the funds were put into the hands of our Legislature,  they redirected revenue to go into the Washington State General Fund instead.   (this fund  pays for the every day operations of the state).  By using the ongoing "recession" as leverage Legislature decided to put the money into this fund to pay for "hardships" the State COULD face instead.  (very deceiving)  
   Public schools at that time took a larger portion of these funds which did help at this point to support education in our state. Throughout the 1990s as jobs dwindled and schools  suffered, numerous measures were introduced in the Legislature to redirect the state's share of lottery revenue to go back into education, but
none passed.

States General funds -  This fund  pays for the day-to-day operations of the state.  Less then 1% now goes to pay for education.  Another swindle.

Timber Revenue - Is revenue coming from timber sales and harvests, a main fund for education in rural Washington communities who grow and replant rotating tree crops.  Since the 1980's these funds became more scarce when environmental groups who visited our Quinault area, came in  and AGAIN succeeded in crushing all but 30% of the harvestable tree farmed forest lands (our state lands) which caused our jobs to disappear.  Our schools could barely survive without this funding. We depended on Levies, dedicated teachers and good friends and neighborts of the community to make education at this point even possilble.  HATS OFF TO THEM ALL.  You CARED.
  Now the Enviro's have come back for the rest.  A quote from
Chuck Cushman of the American Lands Right Assn. " environmentalists are like a  growing Cancer that keeps coming back".  
    No truer words have ever been spoken. "Wild Olympics" will collapse our jobs and our
school tax base. This time they intend to take our valley! along with all the other prime recreational areas around our Peninsula. Are we going to let this happen?  NO WE AREN'T and we need your voice. Email all State and US officials to STOP this crime against our children and all humanity.  Our kids have the right to learn and attend the schools of their choice.  Higher educations should be affordable for young people who earn a minimum wage, not just for those who have been fortunate to have parental assisstance.  It  becomes a rights issue when populations are stripped of the things they have voted for, paid for and deserve the right to have.  Because President Obama and Congress have made outrageously BAD choices, it doesn't give them the right to strip the citizens that provide them with their luxury meal tickets+.  They spent our money and are now out for our land public and private land.  The "environmental Guru's" as Spees puts it "are a plague that keeps on festering". A plague that brings us hunger and threatens the roofs we live under. These fanatics threaten our rural living to the point of extinction. Water, Septics, Land restrictions, Shoreline Act, Huge Buffer Zones and BANNING of WOOD HEAT. Smoke from our chimney's "ruin their wilderness experience".  Agenda 21'ers that feel if they can't live here then nobody should. Burdening "Nit Pickers".  A question was directed at a Patty Murray Aide during their legislative awareness FLOP, if she would like to see the whole olympic peninsula relieved of people to become park? Her answer was YES .
Agenda 21 is real.

Cuts to  Washington State Education $827 Million, Healthcare cuts for seniors and children in need $22 Million and Grays Harbor County with a 29% + poverty rate,  but the Federal Government (our tax dollars) will spend $900 Million on park expansion for nature enthusiasts.  
    These Federal Agencies  destroyed our jobs here once already over bureaucratic red tape. The rest of them will go when our schools close. Don’t Be Fooled! They see the value of our natural resources and they are out to own them.  Politically this is NOT about conservation or the preservation environmentalists seek or for the sake of the future. The Federal Government already sold our future down the river.  Now they have come to take what’s left in resources. Out of our States hands into their own. A crafty scheme and evil at it’s best. There is no money left. They have spent it all with a $16 trillion dollar deficit and climbing daily. Conjuring up ways to cover for their mis-deeds and budget problems.
    The Olympic Peninsula is loaded with resources, wood and valuable sot after  minerals. Who will own these prestigious forested mountains in the future under Federal Government ownership. China? for our National Debt? What environmentalists don’t want to absorb is, depending on who is in the White House decides the fate of these lands whether under an “IRON CLAD” deed or not. These are Federal Facts. They CAN and WILL do anything they want  and it’s no secret they want money , money and more money.  Tax, Tax and more taxes.   
    As you have seen from the Map of the purposed areas for inclusion.  Quinault has much to lose and will definitely be directly affected.  If you respect the Quinault Valley which has been cared for and protected by families that settled here,  families that STILL live here, families that made it possible for you to explore and enjoy today, we ask you to  Please go to  www.workingwildolympics.com  to save our lands and

                                                                                    OPPOSE “Wild Olympics”
                                                                                    and their “candy coated” campaign.


  Contact members of the US Congress, US Senate and State Legislators and let them know where you stand on this issue of wrongful priorities and inappropriate spending of a $900 million or any amount.  Think about it.  We will all be picking up the tab for the $900 million in place to buy us out of jobs, give up our homes, close our schools and take food off our tables.  What is in this for us besides HUGE taxes hikes? Nothing EVER. Just like in the past. ZIP!
    What’s in it for the environmental urbanites who live and work elsewhere?  but want control of our Quinault area while dissolving our Community? the areas we have kept in tact to this very day?  
   They will have the freedom for their elite Nature Clubs to walk small loop trails  bordering our already protected wilderness, for their one or two weekends out of each year (just like they can now).  This is a narrow self centered vision on their part, foolish, unnecessary and wasteful .
   We will, however, be Locked Out of the lands we have paid to keep open for ALL to enjoy and Lands that work for Washington State. 
NO PARK EXPANSION. They can not take care of what they manage now without abusing it. We are already paying for past frivilous Government shopping sprees                             

                                                                               QUINAULT  is  NOT for SALE, TRADE or SWAP!

Working Timber Lands