JAY INSLEE, poster child for Initiative 1366: “I would veto new taxes in the state of Washington.”
Candidate Jay Inslee was Grover Norquist on steroids: “I would veto new taxes in the state of Washington.” He repeatedly said higher taxes were the “wrong way to go.” He ran to right of McKenna on raising taxes.
But within 24 hours of becoming Governor, Inslee “pulled a Gregoire” and became the biggest cheerleader for taxes our state has ever had. He was for everything: income taxes, capital gains taxes, cap and tax, carbon taxes, fuel taxes, car tab taxes, marijuana taxes, beer taxes, business taxes (paid by their customers), etc.
Jay Inslee is the poster child for I-1366 because he perfectly illustrates why the people must permanently protect themselves with a 2/3-for-taxes constitutional amendment.
Jay Inslee personifies why I-1366 is essential.
Olympia raised taxes a jaw-dropping $17.5 billion this year because there was no 2/3 requirement protecting us. Now they’re talking about $35 billion more over the next 10 years (SEATTLE TIMES: “Lawmakers from both parties agree another $3.5 billion is needed … That is a crucial investment needed to ensure the state’s future prosperity, but it would be all but impossible to make under I-1366.”)
Who is the biggest cheerleader for this massive tax increase? Of course: Jay Inslee.
When thinking of Jay Inslee and taxes, I’m reminded of this: “Listen, and understand! That Terminator is out there! It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are dead.“
Taxpayers must protect themselves from Inslee’s insatiable tax appetite. Because he will not stop, ever, until you are dead (broke).