Tell Republicans: Democrats’ tax trap still looms – don’t fall for it

by | Jun 18, 2015

TODAY’S SEATTLE TIMES:  House Democrats say they continue to support a capital-gains tax as the best way raise new revenue.  “That said, it has never been the only option,” House Majority Leader Pat Sullivan, D-Covington, said in a statement Wednesday. “ … if the Senate Republicans don’t like a capital-gains solution they need to suggest an alternative.”

          As we’ve been saying for weeks, the Democrats in Olympia have been setting a tax trap for Republicans.  Today’s Seattle Times story confirms that.  “They need to suggest an alternative.”

          Here’s the alternative:  “No, we won’t raise taxes on the people of the state of Washington because that’s not what our constituents sent us here to do.  They want us to prioritize spending and reform government, not take more of the people’s money.”    

        Below are the email addresses for Republican legislators (both Senate and House).

        Send them an email, preferably RIGHT NOW. Write something like this (feel free to add more, tell ’em how you feel):  “Don’t fall for the Democrats’ tax trap.  If any of you vote for tax increases — any tax increases — you’ll be doing exactly what Democrats want and Inslee needs:  giving them political cover for their tax hiking agenda.  In 2013 and 2014, you were the we’re-not-gonna-to-raise-your-taxes Party.  The voters rewarded you, giving you more seats in the state house and state senate.  If any of you vote to raise taxes this session, you guarantee Inslee’s reelection and taxpayers will suffer.  Voters don’t want taxes raised on anyone.  Don’t fall for the Democrats’ tax trap.”

          Cut and paste the following email addresses into the “To” line (if you have trouble, send me your email and I’ll forward it to legislators):

jan.angel@leg.wa.govbarbara.bailey@leg.wa.govmichael.baumgartner@leg.wa.govrandi.becker@leg.wa.govdon.benton@leg.wa.govjohn.braun@leg.wa.govsharon.brown@leg.wa.govbruce.dammeier@leg.wa.govbrian.dansel@leg.wa.govdoug.ericksen@leg.wa.govjoe.fain@leg.wa.govmike.hewitt@leg.wa.govandy.hill@leg.wa.govjim.honeyford@leg.wa.govcurtis.king@leg.wa.govsteve.litzow@leg.wa.govmark.miloscia@leg.wa.govsteve.oban@leg.wa.govmike.padden@leg.wa.govlinda.parlette@leg.wa.govkirk.pearson@leg.wa.govann.rivers@leg.wa.govpam.roach@leg.wa.govmark.schoesler@leg.wa.govtimothy.sheldon@leg.wa.govjudy.warnick@leg.wa.govvincent.buys@leg.wa.govmichelle.caldier@leg.wa.govbruce.chandler@leg.wa.govcary.condotta@leg.wa.govrichard.debolt@leg.wa.govtom.dent@leg.wa.govmary.dye@leg.wa.govdan.griffey@leg.wa.govlarry.haler@leg.wa.govmark.hargrove@leg.wa.govmark.harmsworth@leg.wa.govpaul.harris@leg.wa.govbrad.hawkins@leg.wa.govdave.hayes@leg.wa.govjeff.holy@leg.wa.govgraham.hunt@leg.wa.govnorm.johnson@leg.wa.govbrad.klippert@leg.wa.govlinda.kochmar@leg.wa.govjoel.kretz@leg.wa.govdan.kristiansen@leg.wa.govdrew.macewen@leg.wa.govchad.magendanz@leg.wa.govmatt.manweller@leg.wa.govgina.mccabe@leg.wa.govbob.mccaslin@leg.wa.govdick.muri@leg.wa.govterry.nealey@leg.wa.goved.orcutt@leg.wa.govkevin.parker@leg.wa.govliz.pike@leg.wa.govjay.rodne@leg.wa.govjoe.schmick@leg.wa.govelizabeth.scott@leg.wa.govmatt.shea@leg.wa.govshelly.short@leg.wa.govnorma.smith@leg.wa.govmelanie.stambaugh@leg.wa.govdrew.stokesbary@leg.wa.govdavid.taylor@leg.wa.govluanne.vanwerven@leg.wa.govbrandon.vick@leg.wa.govmaureen.walsh@leg.wa.govjt.wilcox@leg.wa.govlynda.wilson@leg.wa.govjesse.young@leg.wa.govhans.zeiger@leg.wa.govtim_eyman@comcast.net

          Your emails are important. But really, the only effective way to fight back against this tax-hiking insanity is by helping us get the 2/3-For-Taxes Constitutional Amendment Initiative on the ballot. Voters clearly need permanent protection from Olympia’s insatiable tax appetite.

        We are agonizingly close to qualifying.  We have just the final weeks and days of June to raise the money necessary to collect the required signatures.

        Success is the only option with the signature drive for I-1366.  Please help us make it happen.                  

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