NEW INITIATIVE LAUNCHED: “We Love Our Cars”
Initiative 869 limits taxes, fees, tolls & charges on vehicles
Thursday, July 14th, 2016
To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state (cc'd to the media, house & senate members, and Governor)
From: Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan, Fighting for Taxpayers for 16 years, 425-493-9127, email@example.com, www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com
RE: More super star Republicans running for state house -- let's send Speaker Frank Chopp packing
The state house is currently 50 Democrats, 48 Republicans. So a 2+ seat gain for the GOP in November means Seattle-liberal Frank Chopp loses his speakership and is sent packing.
On Tuesday, we highlighted 4 super star GOP candidates. Here are several more and they all strongly support letting the voters decide on a 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment:
* 47TH DISTRICT (Kent, etc): Republican Barry Knowles came darn close to taking out anti-2/3 mega-liberal Democrat Pat Sullivan in 2014 and he's working super hard in this rematch (http://barryknowles.com/). Even though 70% of voters in this conservative district support the 2/3, Democrat Sullivan specifically voted against letting the people vote on a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment this session. What arrogance! If you care about taxes, you just gotta support Republican Knowles and oppose Democrat Sullivan in the 47th.
* 5th DISTRICT (Issaquah, etc): Republican Paul Graves is running for this open seat in 5th district where 68% of voters support the 2/3. So his strong support for letting the voters vote on the 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment really helps him in this race (www.paulgraveswa.com). Two crazy tax-hiking liberal Democrats are battling it out to face him and both oppose letting the people vote on making it tougher to raise taxes. If you care about taxes, you just gotta support Republican Graves in the 5th.
* 19TH DISTRICT (Longview, etc): A whopping 70% of voters from this district support the 2/3, but super-arrogant mega-liberal Democrat JD Rossetti specifically voted against letting the people vote on a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment. Republicans Jim Walsh (https://www.electjimwalsh.org/ ) and Val Tinney (http://www.electvaltinney.com/) both respect the voters and wanna give them the opportunity to vote on the 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment. If you care about taxes, you just gotta oppose anti-2/3 Democrat Rossetti and support the Republican candidate in the 19th.
29TH DISTRICT (Lakewood, etc): 68% of voters from this district support the 2/3, but uber-liberal Democrat David Sawyer specifically voted against letting the people vote on a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment. GOP recruiters are absolutely blown away by the incredible work ethic and commitment by Republican Rick Thomas (he's a retired Army Special Forces Officer). He strongly supports the people's right to vote on the 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment (https://www.voterickthomas.org/). If you care about taxes, you gotta vote against anti-2/3 Democrat Sawyer and support Republican Rick Thomas in the 29th district.
The Republicans running for the state Legislature have a real shot at winning control of both the House and Senate for the next 2 years which allows them to block the Democrats' income tax and other tax-hiking schemes.
You can count on us to fight against next year's tax-hiking insanity. The voters' passage of our Initiative 1366 last year certainly shows that the people are in no mood for any tax hikes, let alone increases totaling $3.5 billion. But we need your help to elect more Republicans to the state Legislature to protect taxpayers.
Petitions for "We Love Our Cars" I-869 have been sent out (if you need more, just email call or download here). Our polling shows it's another big winner. Please help us make it a reality.
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Best Regards, Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, & Mike Fagan, fighting for taxpayers for 17 years
P.S. We’ve been doing initiatives for many years. Our $30 car tab initiatives and property tax limiting initiatives have provided over $32 billion in direct tax savings so far. Our initiatives requiring a 2/3-vote-of-the-legislature-to-raise-taxes indirectly saved taxpayers billions more. After voters approved our I-960 in 2007, the Legislature didn’t raise a single tax in 2008 and 2009. After voters approved our I-1053 in 2010, there wasn’t a single tax increase in 2011 and 2012. After voters approved our I-1185 in 2012, there weren’t any tax hikes in 2013 and 2014. After voters passed I-1366 last year, this year’s Legislature didn’t raise a single tax. We’ve had an amazing track record of success protecting taxpayers.
All of us are obviously disappointed that the Court struck down I-1366. We all worked really hard to get it on the ballot and to get it approved by the voters. No one had ever tried to do an initiative to force the Legislature to do a constitutional amendment before. So there wasn’t a road map for us to follow. We did the best we could. We will learn from the experience, adapt, and persevere.
Our political philosophy is “permanent offense.” It means we must always stay on offense. In the tug-of-war over taxes, politicians are never gonna stop pulling the rope in the direction of higher taxes. So our mission is to help taxpayers pull the rope in the direction of lower taxes. We all work really hard for our money; it oughta be tough for the government to take it away.