A Coronavirus Side-Effect They’re Not Telling You About.

by | Mar 19, 2020

Our lives, our livelihoods, and our liberty are on the line.


While all of us are trying to figure out how to deal with things right now, coronavirus has shown a nasty side-effect among politicians and the media: “Do something disease.”

Politicians never fail to see a crisis as a chance to transform, and even upend society.

Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant’s Amazon-Tax-For-Coronavirus is the perfect example.

And predictably, the media has fueled this hysteria like no one’s ever seen before.

As of the time of this writing, 176 people have died in the US and 68 have died in Washington state.

Loss of life is awful, and our prayers are for the family members of those who have been lost.

And it must also be said – directly and boldly – that Jay Inslee’s private sector shutdown is clearly making a bad situation exponentially worse.

Working class folks are being decimated by Inslee’s irresponsible shut down of our economy. Hundreds of thousands of people have suddenly and without warning had their ability to earn enough to provide for themselves and their families stripped away.

The ripple effects of his unilateral decisions will become more apparent every week and every month that goes by.

Expressing this point of view is not popular right now due to Inslee’s end-of-world rhetoric.

But in times like these, it is critical that someone say the unpopular thing when the “adults in the room” are panicking and making absurd decisions.

Shutting down our society, our economy, and our civil liberties is something we cannot just quietly accept.

We must ask the obvious question: isn’t there a way to keep the economy going while this is going on?

If Washingtonians can walk into a packed-with-people Costco, Home Depot, or Rite Aid pharmacy, why can’t we allow employees to go back to work at Inslee-rejected businesses provided reasonable precautions are instituted?

The hundreds of thousands of people who Inslee essentially fired don’t want a short-term check from the government, they’d much rather earn a long-term living by providing needed services to their fellow citizens.

Why aren’t these people just as capable at safely protecting their customers as a bank teller or 7-11 employee?

I am not alone in questioning Inslee’s course of action: https://tinyurl.com/OthersQuestionInsleesActions

This past week, our governor, and leaders across the country and the world are panicking and instituting policies that are going to cause far greater and more widespread pain, suffering and even death by sacrificing our economy on the altar of fear.

Hundreds of thousands of people are just one missed paycheck away from utter financial ruin and desperation. And Jay Inslee’s unilateral actions pushed these people over the cliff. 

As bad as the coronavirus is, we cannot afford either the economic disaster that shutting down our society will be, and we especially can’t afford the devastation and potential health threat the ensuing financial crisis will be for so many of our fellow citizens.

We have every reason to be critical of Jay Inslee’s recent actions, especially in light of his stewardship of the state’s finances over the past eight years.

His tax-and-spend, double-digit-growth budgets were completely unsustainable in the best of times. But now, by suddenly shutting down huge segments of the tax-producing private sector, he’s guaranteed a massive drop in tax revenues.

The result?

His proposals to increase energy costs, impose income taxes, and create Big Brother pay-per-mile taxes are now teed up.

It’s exactly like Kshama Sawant.

After raising taxes 30 times in 8 years, Jay Inslee has shown himself incapable of anything else.

I ask you to join me in taking a second look at what’s being foisted upon us.

Our lives, our livelihoods, and our liberty are on the line. 

I ask you to do 2 things:

1) If you question Inslee’s private economy shutdown, please donate $30 (or hopefully more) to my campaign. I need your help to save Washington from 4 more years of Jay Inslee.  

2) Forward/share today’s update with friends, family, and co-workers. Help us get the word out. Make sure to send them this “one page” about my race for Governor. Invite them to join our team.

I make you this promise: support me in this effort and I’ll give you a race for Governor like you’ve never seen before.

I love you all.


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Governor Tim Eyman for WA State
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Olympia, WA, 98507 
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