Mosh Pit Politics is the only way to win.
Mosh Pit (noun): the area in front of a stage at a rock concert where physical and rough dancing takes place.
July 21, 2022
In 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002, I co-sponsored 4 anti-tax initiatives and voters passed all four.
In 2003, a country club Republican named Pat Hale pushed a bill attacking the initiative process.
Like a Tasmanian devil, I went after the senator and her anti-initiative bill HARD.
She was quoted in the newspaper: “I’m not going to engage with Mr. Eyman. You know the old saying: wrestle with a pig and you both get dirty — and the pig enjoys it.”
I won that fight (we killed the bill in committee).
Why did I win?
Because I believe in Mosh Pit Politics:
That’s me at a community event my senior year at WA State University
THIS IS THE ATTITUDE YOU MUST HAVE TO WIN IN THE SNAKEPIT OF POLITICS. I beat Pat Hale because I was willing to fight – ferociously – to protect our constitutional rights.
I took on Jay Inslee when he blocked our $30 Tabs:
I took on the AG:
I took on the rioters in Seattle’s Lawless Zone (CHOP/CHAZ):
I took on Socialist Kshama Sawant:
I took on Gregoire when she signed a bill undermining our $30 tabs:
I took on Gregoire when she suspended our 2/3-vote-to-raise-taxes initiative (and then passed a new initiative the following November reinstating it):
And I still refuse to renew my tabs!
For 24 years, Mosh Pit Politics has helped us score victory after victory for the taxpayers.
Is it any wonder Bob Ferguson is so desperate to impose a lifetime ban on all my future political activity?
For all my efforts over the past 2+ decades, I ask you to donate to my legal defense fund to help overturn the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional ruling against me so this never happens to anyone else ever again:
And now a message from Larry Jensen & Sid Maietto:
We’re asking folks to donate to our PAC so we can keep fighting for taxpayers with Jim Walsh’s initiative I-1491, the STOP ALL INCOME TAXES INITIATIVE.
The taxpayers of Washington need our help now more than ever. Donate to our political committee so we can keep fighting for you:
Mail your check — made payable to “Permanent Offense I-1491” — to: Permanent Offense, PO Box 6151, Olympia, WA, 98507
Or donate online: PermanentOffense.com
Sid Maietto & Larry Jensen
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Larry, Tim, & Sid
P.S. Please — I urge you to donate to my legal defense fund today: