Tell Democrats to stop, stop, stop obsessing about raising taxes

by | Apr 19, 2017

 In the Legislature, there’s no such thing as an anti-tax Democrat.  

         When it comes to raising taxes, there’s no such thing as a moderate Democrat or a conservative Democrat.

         Democrats like Steve Hobbs and Mark Mullett and others claim they’re different but they’re not. 

         The Democrat running for Andy Hill’s 45th district senate seat — Manka Dhingra — will vote for an income tax, will never vote to control skyrocketing car tab taxes, and will always vote for any tax increase.  She has to — it’s what Democrat legislators do — always.  Democrat legislators are tax-hiking lemmings who aren’t allowed to think independently or else the money for their campaigns will dry up. 

         Sound Transit has taken every tax dollar that’s available.  There’s not even crumbs left on the table.  They’ve sucked all the oxygen out of the room when it comes to raising taxes.  My phone has been ringing off the hook for weeks from supporters screaming about being ripped off with their artificially-inflated car tab taxes.  

         House and Senate Democrats not only aren’t responding with meaningful solutions to Sound Transit’s all-out pig-out, they’re doubling down and pushing for even higher taxes over and above what Sound Transit is already taking. 

         Rather than confronting this growing problem, Democrat legislators are going with the ostrich approach, burying their heads in the sand and hoping that ignoring it will make it all go away.

         At the ballot box with our initiatives, we’ve shown that nearly 2/3 of voters strongly oppose the Legislature raising taxes (and if you cut out the Seattle vote, the anti-tax vote in swing districts is even higher).

        And even if voters were in the mood for higher taxes, Sound Transit has already taken it all — the cupboard is bare. 

        At committee hearings in Olympia, Democrat and Republican legislators have been hearing from the people riding in the wagon — they need to hear from the folks pulling the wagon:  the taxpayers. 


         I ask you — RIGHT NOW — to email this, or something like this to ALL legislators:

“House and Senate Democrats, whenever a tax bill comes along, all of you blindly obey the orders given to you by your tax-taking funders.  You’re all the same.  No matter how high taxes go, you always demand more.  Sound Transit’s all-out pig-out on taxes is now impossible to ignore.  Skyrocketing car tab taxes, burdensome property taxes, crushing sales taxes — they’ve sucked all the oxygen out of the room when it comes to taxes.  You’ve got nearly $3 billion more in revenue so you can easily adopt a no-new-taxes budget.  There’s no way the taxpayers will tolerate higher taxes this year, not with Sound Transit’s car tab debacle.  To all legislators: vote NO on any tax increase bills this year.”

         Cut and paste these email addresses into the To line or BCC line of your email — here’s the 98 House members:

sherry.appleton@leg.wa.govandrew.barkis@leg.wa.govsteve.bergquist@leg.wa.govbrian.blake@leg.wa.govvincent.buys@leg.wa.govmichelle.caldier@leg.wa.govbruce.chandler@leg.wa.govmike.chapman@leg.wa.govfrank.chopp@leg.wa.govjudy.clibborn@leg.wa.goveileen.cody@leg.wa.govcary.condotta@leg.wa.govrichard.debolt@leg.wa.govtom.dent@leg.wa.govbeth.doglio@leg.wa.govlaurie.dolan@leg.wa.govmary.dye@leg.wa.govjessyn.farrell@leg.wa.govjake.fey@leg.wa.govjoe.fitzgibbon@leg.wa.govnoel.frame@leg.wa.govroger.goodman@leg.wa.govpaul.graves@leg.wa.govmia.gregerson@leg.wa.govdan.griffey@leg.wa.govlarry.haler@leg.wa.govdrew.hansen@leg.wa.govmark.hargrove@leg.wa.govmark.harmsworth@leg.wa.govpaul.harris@leg.wa.govdave.hayes@leg.wa.govjeff.holy@leg.wa.govzack.hudgins@leg.wa.govmorgan.irwin@leg.wa.govbill.jenkin@leg.wa.govlaurie.jinkins@leg.wa.govnorm.johnson@leg.wa.govruth.kagi@leg.wa.govchristine.kilduff@leg.wa.govsteve.kirby@leg.wa.govbrad.klippert@leg.wa.govshelley.kloba@leg.wa.govjohn.koster@leg.wa.govvicki.kraft@leg.wa.govjoel.kretz@leg.wa.govdan.kristiansen@leg.wa.govjohn.lovick@leg.wa.govkristine.lytton@leg.;; lillian.ortiz-self@leg.wa.govtina.orwall@leg.wa.govkevin.parker@leg.wa.govmike.pellicciotti@leg.wa.govstrom.peterson@leg.wa.goveric.pettigrew@leg.wa.govliz.pike@leg.wa.govgerry.pollet@leg.wa.govkristine.reeves@leg.wa.govmarcus.riccelli@leg.wa.govjune.robinson@leg.wa.govjay.rodne@leg.wa.govcindy.ryu@leg.wa.govsharontomiko.santos@leg.wa.govdavid.sawyer@leg.wa.govjoe.schmick@leg.wa.govmike.sells@leg.wa.govtana.senn@leg.wa.govmatt.shea@leg.wa.govvandana.slatter@leg.wa.govnorma.smith@leg.wa.govlarry.springer@leg.wa.govmelanie.stambaugh@leg.wa.govderek.stanford@leg.wa.govmike.steele@leg.wa.govdrew.stokesbary@leg.wa.govmonica.stonier@leg.wa.govpat.sullivan

         Send a separate email for the Senate:

       Sending these 2 emails RIGHT NOW will help a lot BUT ONLY IF EVERYONE DOES IT.

       Help us fight back against Inslee and the Democrats’ tax-hiking obsession.  While they’re pushing for tax increases, we’re pushing for tax relief — we’re fighting fire with fire.  The Property Tax Fairness Initiative is a bold, exciting proposal that helps everyone.  It cuts property taxes 25% for everyone, caps property tax increases, and eliminates the personal property tax.  It’s all about making property taxes fairer.  Help us make it a reality. 


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