Our 4 initiatives requiring a 2/3 vote of the legislature to raise taxes shows how committed we are to protecting taxpayers.

It’s an exceptional illustration of how committed we are to protecting taxpayers.

In 1993, voters overwhelmingly passed Initiative 601 which, among other things, required a 2/3 vote of the legislature to raise taxes.

It worked for over a decade to restrain taxes and allow sustainable growth of government spending.

Then, in 2004, Chris Gregoire was “selected” Governor and the first bill she signed into law in 2005 suspended I-601’s protections.

For the next 2 years, Olympia went on a tax-hiking, big-government-spending rampage.

So in 2007, we sponsored Initiative 960 which reinstated the 2/3 vote requirement.

After we turned in the signatures, opponents sued to keep it off the ballot.

The state supreme court voted unanimously in our favor to NOT block the vote.

Despite being radically outspent by opponents, we scored a huge victory when voters overwhelmingly passed it, providing over 800,000 yes votes.

Opponents sued to overturn it.

The supreme court unanimously REJECTED their lawsuit.

In 2008 and 2009, despite near-supermajority control of the House and Senate, Gregoire and the Democrats didn’t raise a single tax.

Why?

Because the 2/3 stopped them.

In 2010, the first bill that Gregoire signed into law suspended the 2/3.

I was there for the bill signing:

So we went full steam ahead with our initiative to reinstate the 2/3.

This was the year that super supporter Mike Dunmire was unable to help (because he was hit hard by the Great Recession).

But I was so committed to the initiative’s success that I took out a 2nd mortgage and loaned $250,000 to kick-start the signature drive. With a lot of help from a lot of people, and because of that early infusion of money, we scraped and scratched and clawed and got it qualified it for the ballot.

Despite being outspent by opponents, in November 2010, nearly 1.6 million voters voted yes to reinstate I-960’s protections.

Despite being $250,000 in debt, I was darn happy with this victory:

In 2012, we pro-actively sponsored an initiative to reinforce the 2/3 before the Democrats could suspend it in 2013.

Voters overwhelmingly approved it in all 39 counties, including King County:

It got nearly 1.9 million votes.

That’s more than Obama got (1.7m):

That’s more than Inslee got (1.5m):

Our initiative got more votes than any initiative in state history.

We were set to pass it every 2 years and protect ourselves forever from Olympia’s insatiable tax appetite.

But then the state supreme court reversed 20 years of legal precedent and struck down the 2/3, saying for the first time that such a requirement needed a constitutional amendment.

Undeterred, we moved full steam ahead with a 2/3-Constitutional Amendment Initiative.

After a couple years of trying, in 2015, I took out a 2nd mortgage to kickstart the signature drive with a $250,000 loan.

We all worked really hard on it and it qualified it for the ballot.

And the voters overwhelmingly passed it too.

But the state supreme court blocked it, saying it wasn’t clear what the voters wanted.

I am committed to fighting this corrupt system because time and time again the voters have agreed with our ideas, our initiatives, and our philosophy of Permanent Offense.

I’m still here and I’m still fighting:

And that’s only because of the prayers and support of thousands of wonderful people who’ve helped me and my family over the past 8 1/2 years survive the government’s investigation, litigation, and persecution.

I’m very grateful to all of you for that.

Only with your continued help can we overturn the AG’s ridiculously unconstitutional rulings and reverse this gross injustice.

Please donate TODAY:

Mail your check to: Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund, 500 106th Ave NE #709, Bellevue, WA, 98004
Or donate online: Paypal, Debit, or Credit Card.

Don’t let the guy who robbed us of our $30 tabs get away with this:

As you know, we worked really hard on Initiative 976 — here’s when we turned in 350,000 voter signatures to qualify it for the ballot:

And here’s election night:

Karen and I sacrificed a lot — we sold off our retirement fund to kick-start its signature drive:

And now, a message from Sid Maietto and Larry Jensen:

We’re asking folks to donate to our PAC so Tim can get paid back (and live and survive) and to help stop Inslee’s Income Tax and Carbon Tax Schemes with the initiatives we’re co-sponsoring with Tim.

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” — to: Permanent Offense, PO Box 6151, Olympia, WA, 98507
Or donate online: Paypal, Debit, or Credit Card.

Kindest Regards, 

Sid Maietto & Larry Jensen

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Thanks everyone.

I love you all.

Tim