Look what's happening in Olympia
without the 2/3 protection: massive tax increases
The state senate voted to impose $15 billion on taxpayers
statewide (gas taxes, car tab taxes, etc). That same vote authorized
Sound Transit to impose $11 billion on taxpayers in the Puget Sound
(even higher car tab taxes, sales taxes, property
taxes). Governor Inslee and the House Democrats oppose the bill BECAUSE
THE TAX HIKES AREN'T BIG ENOUGH. They want Sound Transit to be able to
impose $15 billion in higher taxes.
The state house voted to impose $13 billion in higher taxes on Washington citizens:
* A new $6 billion state income tax (they call it a "capital gains tax" -- you say po-tay-toe, I say po-tah-toe)
* $4.2 billion in higher taxes imposed on customers of certain service businesses
* A $500 million property tax increase
* A $2.4 billion sales tax increase
That's $39 billion in higher taxes.
But this is what happens in Olympia when there isn't a 2/3 vote requirement for tax increases.
This year's Legislature and
Governor are providing a perfect illustration of why the 2/3-For-Taxes
Constitutional Amendment is necessary.
The most effective way to fight back against
this tax-hiking insanity is by helping us get the 2/3-For-Taxes
Constitutional Amendment Initiative on the ballot. This is the most
exciting, impactful, needed initiative we've ever done. Voters clearly
need permanent protection from Olympia's insatiable tax appetite.
What have YOU done to prevent more taxes? Anything? If you have not done anything, what gives you the right to complain? It is time to get in the fight!
Success is the only option with the signature drive for I-1366.
Please help us make it happen.
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