Tuesday, July 07, 2015

It will be on the Ballot. Amen.

  Initiative 1366:  short video and a few factoids as we celebrate its qualification

        Please watch this video -- it just a minute and a half long: 

*  Final count of voter signatures for I-1366 turned in: 337,954
*  Quantity recommended by the Secretary of State: 325,000
*  Chances it'll be on the November ballot:  100%
*  Number of times voters have approved 2/3 vote requirement for Legislature to raise taxes:  5
*  Percentage of voters in 2012 approving 2/3 vote requirement for Legislature to raise taxes:  64%
*  Number of counties in 2012 that passed the 2/3 vote requirement for Legislature to raise taxes:  all 39 counties, including King
*  Most accurate description of Initiative 1366 (Everett Herald, June 29th, 2015):  "I-1366, the Taxpayer Protection Act, is designed to direct the state legislature to put a constitutional amendment on the ballot, an amendment to require a two-thirds vote of both houses of the legislature to raise taxes and majority legislative approval to increase any fee.  The initiative would decrease the state sales-tax rate by one cent per dollar unless the legislature puts a proposed two-thirds-for-taxes constitutional amendment on a statewide ballot."
*  Best quote:  "All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come." -- 19th century author Victor Hugo
*  Second best quote (this one by us):  "Initiative 1366 is called the "Taxpayer Protection Act" for a reason:  it's all about protecting the taxpayers from Olympia's insatiable tax appetite.  Whenever people ask why our initiative is necessary, all we say is 'Did you see how tax-obsessed Olympia was this year?'"
        Check out our new photo -- it was taken on July 2nd just before we turned in the I-1366 petitions to the Secretary of State's office in Olympia:

        Now that I-1366 has qualified for the November ballot, we need a financial war-chest for the fall campaign to counter our opponents' threats, lies, and scare tactics about I-1366.  
To ensure the success of the 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative in November, please send us a donation for 
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         Thank you.

Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike F
agan, Fighting for Taxpayers for 16 years,  tim_eyman@comcast.net,www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com

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