Voting No on ST3 helps stop push for state income tax
The #1 priority for the Democrats and the supreme court is the imposition of a state income tax. Just because 2/3 of voters oppose a state income tax doesn’t deter them in any way. Public opinion be damned – the Democrats will use any angle, any scheme, any tactic, any strategy to get themselves closer to nirvana: a job-killing, family-budget-busting state income tax.
Sound Transit 3’s $54 billion tax increase on the November ballot is their latest scheme (it’s on the ballot in Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties). As a Seattle Democrat recently admitted, the passage of ST3’s tax increase sucks the oxygen out of the room for funding other government programs. It taps out the sales tax by taking it past 10%, triples car tab taxes, and diverts property taxes away from schools. By exhausting the capacity of these revenue sources, they will say, if ST3 passes, that new “creative” taxes are now necessary.
If the crazies in Seattle succeed at overwhelming the November ballot with Yes votes for ST3, the Democrats in the Legislature during next year’s legislative session will say “We MUST fully fund education and since ST3 passed, we must come up with new taxes to generate the $3.5 billion we need.” And backing them up with be the power-grabbing state supreme court.
ST3’s $54 billion tax increase is just the latest link in the chain for the Democrats’ state income tax agenda.
It’s pure insanity to give any government, let alone a rogue, unaccountable government like Sound Transit, such a huge blank check.
Protect yourself from a state income tax by voting No on ST3 (Proposition 1) in November.
You can count on us to fight against this kind of tax-hiking insanity. The voters’ passage of our Initiative 1366 last year certainly shows that the people are in no mood for any tax hikes, let alone increases totaling $54 billion.