Inslee embarrasses himself yesterday – another high octane day for me in Olympia

by | Mar 22, 2017

Here’s how my day went yesterday:  drove to and from Olympia through horrendous traffic both ways, testified at a 1:30 pm hearing where I spoke out against a horrible anti-taxpayer bill, sat in on and listened to Governor Jay Inslee’s hysterical press conference, and then testified at a 3:30 pm hearing in favor of Senate Republican’s no-new-taxes budget (which I said earned an A+ on the taxpayers report card). 

        It was another high octane day for me in Olympia.  When I testified, I made it clear that I was only presenting my own views.  But I hope that my don’t-raise-taxes statements are in line with yours.  When it comes to raising taxes, I certainly agree with the nearly 2/3 of voters who, at the ballot box, have repeatedly made it clear that they’re taxed enough already. 

        To no one’s surprise, Inslee embarrassed himself yesterday. 

        He said he had trouble taking seriously the Senate Republicans budget.  Oh, the irony.  How can anyone take him seriously when he’s proposed tax increases that’ll cost a family of four $3000 per year?  What is truly farcical is having a Governor pushing to raise taxes $51.2 billion over the next 10 years.  

        His tax hiking proposals are silly and ridiculous — voters rejected a carbon tax last November.  Voters have 9 times rejected an income tax.  In 2010, there was a massive voter backlash to Democrats raising taxes $667 million — it doesn’t take a political expert to figure out that voters will never accept $51.2 billion in higher taxes.

        The contrast couldn’t be more clear:

        The Senate Republicans have proposed a sustainable $43 billion budget that doesn’t unilaterally impose tax increases.  That’s a serious budget.  

        Inslee’s $48 billion budget is a joke, a farce, a fantasy.  No one can take him or his budget seriously.

        Tomorrow I’ll share clips of my testimony in Olympia yesterday.  I’m eager to get your feedback on that.

        The Property Tax Fairness Initiative 1550 is moving full steam ahead.  Everyone should have received a petition in the mail by now.  If you haven’t, email me back.  The Property Tax Fairness Initiative is a bold, exciting proposal that helps everyone.  It cuts property taxes 25%, caps property tax increases, and eliminates the personal property tax.  It’s all about making property taxes fairer.  Help us make it a reality.