WATCH VIDEO: Car tab tax rip-off continues under Democrats’ pretend plan

by | Apr 11, 2017

Yesterday, I spent 6 hours in traffic driving from Mukilteo to Olympia and back so I could testify for 2 minutes (talk about rigged — these weekday hearings during work hours make it impossible for normal people to participate). 

        With car tab taxes skyrocketing, Republican legislators in Olympia are responding with bills that actually solve the problem of Sound Transit’s rip-off.  For weeks, the Democrats have denied it was a problem and hoped the whole thing would just quietly go away.

        But with so many constituents SCREAMING at them, the Democrats are switching gears and are now PRETENDING to care.  Watch my testimony against their fake fix bill:   


        If you can’t watch it, here’s what I said:  

“Tim Eyman from Mukilteo.  Car tab taxes are hated.  They are despised.  Two times voters have repealed the dishonest vehicle valuation schedule that Sound Transit is currently using.  And yet, taxpayers in the Puget Sound are still getting ripped off with artificially inflated car tab taxes.

“The biggest falsehood being perpetuated by Sound Transit is voters were told how higher their taxes were going up.  The media reported over and over that a $10,000 vehicle would pay $80 in car tabs.  That’s what voters were told.  But when Sound Transit started saying that a $10,000 car was worth $21,000, their pre-election promises became a falsehood.  It became fraud.  It wasn’t what voters were promised.

“Mark Harmsworth and the Republicans have bills that actually fix the problem. 

“The Democrat bills, like this one, are a joke.  A fraud.  A mirage.  An embarrassment.  HB 2201 perpetuates the problem of skyrocketing car tab taxes and tries to calm the unwashed masses with a cheap band-aid.  Throwing crumbs to the peasants is not a solution.  Instead of sending back a couple of bucks, how ’bout you stop Sound Transit from ripping us off in the first place?

“Sound Transit is incapable of restraining itself.  As one of the board members of Sound Transit said at a recent meeting ‘We will not negotiate.’ 

“Sound Transit is a spoiled child in need of parental supervision.  That requires the legislature or a statewide initiative to fulfill that parental role. 

“People are furious.  My phone is ring off the hook, as is yours, with vehicle owners asking the question ‘Whatever happened to my $30 tabs?’

“This rightful public outrage is only going to intensify as more and more vehicle owners get their renewal bills in the mail.  Initiatives succeed when the legislature fails to forcefully respond to public outrage.

“Democrats need to stop blocking the Republicans bills that actually fix the problem.” 

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

“House & Senate Democrats, whatever happened to our $30 car tabs? I blame all of you for my skyrocketing car tab taxes.  Democrat Judy Clibborn from Mercer Island is stonewalling the Republicans real-reform bills.  The Democrats’ bill is a joke.  HB 2201 is a fake fix that does nothing to fix the underlying problem.  How can Democrats even consider raising taxes (income taxes, carbon taxes, etc) while Sound Transit is so blatantly ripping us off?  Democrats need to stop blocking the bills by Republicans that actually fix the problem.  I’m buried by existing taxes — I can’t afford any more.”

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


         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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