“I hate to say things like this but I want Tim Eyman to die in a f—ing fire.”
Democracy Makes a Comeback
By Paul Jacob, TOWNHALL, 6/21/2015
Just when big government boosters in the Evergreen State thought it was safe to raise taxes, Tim Eyman and the group Voters Want More Choices have returned to the streets with Initiative 1366.
I-1366 is identical to Initiative 1325, a measure Mr. Eyman failed to get onto the 2014 ballot. That flop came after the ballot initiative guru’s biggest benefactor had passed away. … Opponents were ecstatic, celebrating Eyman’s perceived obsolescence. Seattle PI columnist Joel Connolly wrote a year ago that, “the promoter may finally have exhausted his 15 years of fame.”
Eyman was down and out, no longer to be the effective thorn in the blue state’s progressive politburo. What could he do?
Well, it’s now a year later … and it appears Eyman’s latest initiative will easily qualify.
For one, opponents are squawking … Not to mention that his detractors are back to hilarious and hyperbolic hyperventilating. At the Seattlish blog, we’re informed that “Tim Eyman is a bad man. He belongs in a trash bin. . . . He belongs on your All Time Perpetual Never-Changing [*%#@!] List.”
One comment reads, “I hate to say things like this, but I really mean it. I want Tim Eyman to die in a f—ing fire.”
Ahhh, the sweet sounds of success . . .
The Northwest Progressive calls I-1366 a “destructive, hostage-taking initiative.” The Spokane Spokesman Review dubbed the measure “blackmail.”
And maybe they have a point. A selling point!
As the official ballot title reads: “This measure would decrease the sales tax rate unless the legislature refers to voters a constitutional amendment requiring two-thirds legislative approval or voter approval to raise taxes, and legislative approval for fee increases.”
… Call it what you will, but it’s not a crime for the good people of Washington State to have a government according to their will, rather than the will of politicians.
If politicians listened to voters, Tim Eyman and the initiative process wouldn’t be so desperately needed.
— END —
We must be doing something right: all the right people are mad at us. 🙂
During the last half of the year — from July through December — we ask our supporters to donate to a separate, stand-alone compensation fund called Help Us Help Taxpayers. The funds we raise are used to compensate the three of us.
The only way it works is for everyone to help.
Now that I-1366 has qualified for the ballot, please don’t forget about us.