It’s the House and Senate Democrats fault that I-1366 wasn’t implemented

by | Apr 20, 2016

 Last November, voters passed I-1366 and it’s mandate to the 2016 Legislature was clear:  either put a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment on the ballot before April 15th or the sales tax gets reduced by a penny. 

         Last Friday was I-1366’s April 15th deadline and taxpayers didn’t get what they voted for.  We didn’t get a vote on a constitutional amendment and we didn’t get a lower sales tax.  Why?  Because every single House and Senate Democrat refused to respect your vote.  Every single Republican in both chambers voted to let the people vote but the Democrats — every single one of them — blocked the vote. 

        Jack, Mike, and I are furious that House and Senate Democrats disrespected your vote.  In 2014, we sponsored I-1325 and worked super hard but didn’t qualify it for the ballot.  So we came back in 2015 and tried again with I-1366.  With the heroic help of all of you, I-1366 turned in enough signatures to be voted on.  Opponents threw the kitchen sink at me/us/1366.  Nonetheless, after a multi-month vigorous debate, voters passed I-1366.

         Once it passed, it was up to legislators to listen.  After 6 initiatives, 6 public debates, and 6 votes of the people, the voters earned the right to vote on a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment. 

         It’s the Democrats fault that I-1366 wasn’t implemented.  It’s their fault your vote didn’t count. 

         58 Democrats are elected from districts with voters who overwhelmingly support the 2/3 policy.  Not one of those 58 Democrats respected their voters — every single one of them stuck their finger in the eye of the people they’re elected to represent. 

        We’re fighting back against this injustice by the Democrats two ways:

1)  Un-electing Democrats who disrespected their constituents.  Here they are:  


LD 01 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_01
Rosemary McAuliffe, Derek Stanford, and Luis Moscoso


LD 03 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_03
Andy Billig, Marcus Riccelli, and Timm Ormsby


LD 05 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_05
Mark Mullett (elect his pro-2/3 challenger Chad Magendanz)


LD 19 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_19
Dean Takko, JD Rossetti, and Brian Blake


LD 21 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_21
Marko Liias, Strom Peterson, and Lillian Ortiz-Self


LD 23 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_23
Christine Rolfes, Sherry Appleton, and Drew Hansen


LD 24 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_24
Jim Hargrove, Kevin Van De Wege, and Steve Tharinger


LD 27 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_27
Jeannie Darneille, Laurie Jinkins, and Jake Fey


LD 28 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_28
Christine Kilduff (elect pro-2/3 challenger Mike Winkler)


LD 29 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_29
Steve Conway, David Sawyer, and Steve Kirby


LD 31 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_31
Chris Hurst (elect his pro-2/3 challenger Phil Fortunato)


LD 32 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_32
Maralyn Chase, Cindy Ryu, and Ruth Kagi


LD 33 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_33
Karen Keiser, Tina Orwall, and Mia Gregerson


LD 38 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_38
John McCoy, June Robinson, and Mike Sells


LD 40 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_40
Kevin Ranker, Kristine Lytton, and Jeff Morris


LD 41 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_41
Tana Senn and Judy Clibborn


LD 44 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_44
Steve Hobbs and Hans Dunshee


LD 45 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_45
Roger Goodman and Larry Springer


LD 47 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_47
Pat Sullivan


LD 48 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_48
Cyrus Habib, Patty Kuderer, and Joan McBride


LD 49 — http://www.two-thirds-to-raise-taxes.info/ld_49
Annette Cleveland, Sharon Wylie, and Jim Moeller 

       Democrats who disrespect voters need to be fired and replaced with candidates who want to represent the citizens, not rule over them.  Voters need to know who these undemocratic Democrats are.  This is a critical effort that we will promote it from now until November.

           And the second way we’re fighting backing is:
2)  Jack, Mike, and our entire team are committed to protecting taxpayers with our follow-up initiatives “Tougher To Raise Taxes” and “Bring Back Our $30 Car Tabs.”  Without them, taxpayers are completely vulnerable to Olympia’s insatiable tax appetite.  

         We are junk-yard dogs when it comes to this stuff.  So you can count on us to keep trying.   

         But whether we continue to succeed or not is up to you.  We will keep winning on behalf of taxpayers as long as your financial support continues.  Please make a donation today.  With your help and support, we have accomplished extraordinary things for the taxpayers of Washington.  Help us continue.  

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