There is an undeniable and dangerous socialist influence taking control of the Democrat party. This is not right-wing hyperbole — take a look at the very first bill introduced by the Democrat majority when they seized control of the U.S. House, H.R. 1.
Under the cover of "finance reform," that bill would have given members of Congress up to $5 million each in taxpayer money. (Read Bloomberg's "Democrats' Bill Would Offer $5 million-per-candidate Bonanza" from Jan. 15 if you want to verify). I didn't pay thousands of dollars in federal income taxes so that members of Congress could line their campaigns, pay for polling or run inane TV ads. We're fortunate that our conservative Congresswoman, Jaime Herrera Beutler, stood up and opposed this egregious redistribution of our tax dollars.
If you think this sort of thing could never happen, you should know that the U.S. House passed this unconstitutional waste of money.
Thank God Southwest Washington elected a voice of sanity.