Video: Sen. Patty Murray talks tax bill @ Husky Deli

FIRST REPORT, 1:34 PM: That’s Husky Deli owner Jack Miller with visiting U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, there right now – as previewed here on Wednesday – to talk about the tax-cut-extension bill that’s cleared the Senate but not the U.S. House. We’ll add video later of what Sen. Murray, Miller, and others at the news conference had to say. (In case you are wondering, no, this is not a campaign visit – Sen. Murray won a new six-year term two years ago.)

ADDED 2:25 PM: Video of the event in its entirety (only 16 minutes):

Miller introduced Sen. Murray by talking about his 80-year-old family business and its 40 or so employees, and the challenges of competing against “big stores,” as well as the importance of tax breaks. Sen. Murray said that taxes will go up unless Senate Bill 3412 is passed to extend current tax cuts. In addition to those who you will see speaking in the video – Merryweather Books owner Mary Clark follows Sen. Murray – other local business reps were on hand:

From left with Miller, Junction-based attorney Jerome O. Cohen, West Seattle Junction Association‘s Liz Schroeder, and West 5 owner Dave Montoure (who also chairs the WS Chamber of Commerce board).

There were lighthearted moments too: The senator drew laughter by noting she was happy to be at Husky Deli even though she’s a Cougar. And before she left, she of course had some of the famous Husky ice cream:

In the background of that photo, by the way, you might recognize another Junction business proprietor – Jody Hall, owner of the Cupcake Royale stores here and around the city.

7 Replies to "Video: Sen. Patty Murray talks tax bill @ Husky Deli"

  • ARE YOU KIDDING? August 23, 2012 (6:21 pm)

    That cone she’s holding looks suspiciously like–vanilla! Is that possible? With all the delicious flavors Husky serves?!?! Shoulda told her about the Nutella, Jack.

    • WSB August 23, 2012 (6:23 pm)

      As noted in the copy, it was announced as salted caramel.

  • thegodshavegonecrazy August 23, 2012 (7:11 pm)

    Thank you, Senator Murray, for the many years of great service, for our state and our country.

  • curious August 23, 2012 (8:27 pm)

    didn’t see salted caramel called out in the ‘copy’, though I did see it on your FB post

    • WSB August 23, 2012 (8:56 pm)

      Ack! Embarrassing. Once in a while it happens … I spend so much time immersed in all channels that I think I’ve written something somewhere but really only wrote it somewhere else. Or maybe filed over it. Anyway, sorry, yes, it was salted caramel, which DOES look like vanilla everywhere I’ve ever had it. Adding to story … TR

  • walkallwaysinwalkingshoes August 23, 2012 (10:06 pm)

    Bring the spumoni back Jack!

  • fiz August 23, 2012 (10:09 pm)

    Jack was such a cute little kid. Still a cutiepie.

    Carry on.

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