All 17 Initiatives We’ve Qualified For A Public Vote Were Crushing Victories

by | Oct 29, 2020

In 22 years, we’ve successfully qualified 17 statewide initiatives for a public vote.

We’ve turned in 5.3 million voter signatures to the Secretary of State for our initiatives that limited affirmative action, lowered car tabs, reduced and capped property taxes, allowed performance audits, required a 2/3-vote-to-raise-taxes, and other policies.

All of them limited the governments’ power.

All of them spurred an extensive public discussion and public debate.

And the voters were given the opportunity to vote on each one.

And that’s why all 17 initiatives were crushing victories. 

Those 17 initiatives received a total of 16,582,327 yes votes.

That’s an amazing amount of public support. 

Those 17 initiatives have saved taxpayers over $43 billion so far:
* $27 billion in lower car tab taxes and fees.
* $16 billion in lower property taxes.

Our 2/3-vote-for-taxes initiatives that voters overwhelmingly approved in 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2015 stopped BILLIONS in higher taxes (despite Democrat control of the Legislature, there were no tax increases in 2008, 2009, 2011, and 2012).

In 2013, when the state supreme court reversed itself and took away the 2/3-vote-for-taxes requirement, they rolled out the red carpet for Jay Inslee to go nuts raising taxes.

And he did just that. 

Despite promising to veto any tax increase, how many did Jay Inslee veto?

None.

How many tax increases were signed into law? 

35.

How much will they cost the taxpayers?

$52.1 billion.

This year, Inslee imposed 4 tax increases.

How much will they cost us?

$2 billion.

How do we know that?

Voters passed our initiatives that require an advisory vote on any tax increase blocked from a public vote (like when they slap an emergency clause on it).

Since 2012, there have been 35 tax advisory votes.

That’s how many times Olympia has taken more of the people’s money without asking our permission.

How many voters voted on those tax advisory votes and expressed their opposition or support for those tax increases: 57,146,553.

That’s a tremendous amount of public participation and voter education. 

All that was achieved because we’ve worked incredibly hard on these political efforts together.

And that’s the reason AG Bob Ferguson’s lawsuit specifically asks for a lifetime ban on all my future political activity.  

It’s been a brutal 8 years of investigation and litigation. Ferguson has spent over $2 million of taxpayer money for his lawyers to go after me and my family and it’s cost me over $1.2 million to defend myself. 

I really need your help to survive this (recently had to sell house in Mukilteo to pay my lawyers — that’s how bad this is). Please donate to my legal defense fund here: 

Paypal: paypal.com/paypalme/timdefense
GoFundMe: gofundme.com/Help-Tim-Eyman-Survive-Fund/donate
Mail-in donation:
Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund
500 106th Ave NE #709
Bellevue, WA, 98004

In addition, we worked really hard on our $30 Tabs Initiative.

We got I-976 qualified, passed, and upheld by that King County Judge (it’s still on hold because of the AG’s sabotage). Karen and I sacrificed a lot — we sold off our retirement fund and loaned $500K to kickstart its signature drive.

We’re asking folks to donate so we can get paid back. Please help with that:
Credit card/Paypal: https://permanentoffense.com/donate/
Mail-in donation:
Permanent Offense
PO Box 6151
Olympia, WA, 98507
(memo line: Repay Eymans’ loan)

Thanks everyone.

I love you all.

Tim