Will AG Go After Me For Trademark Infringement?
Terms for Taxes
Years ago, I dubbed Tim Eyman “America’s #1 freedom fighter,” and how does he repay me? Washington State’s anti-tax crusading initiative guru has gone and stolen my bread-and-butter issue, term limits . . . and married it up with another one of his tax initiatives.
He’s calling Initiative 1648: Term Limits on Taxes.
“This measure would require state tax increases to expire after one year unless approved by a majority vote of the people,” informs the official ballot title, “and immediately terminate any tax increases imposed in 2019 without such approval.”
Did someone say “tax increases”?
“They went absolutely bonkers this legislative session,” Eymantold radio host Lars Larson recently. “There were 11 tax increases; they totaled over $27 billion over the next ten years. And there’s just no checks and balances.”
Speaking with Dori Monson of KIRO Radio, he noted that “all of them were passed without a vote of the people. This initiative says whenever they raise taxes without a vote of the people, we’re going to put it on a strict time limit.”
But with a July 5th deadline, supporters have less than two weeks left to gather the 320,000 voter signatures required on thepetition.
It is terrible that Evergreen State voters can’t term-limit their state legislators directly. But in 1998, the state supreme court struck down a term limits initiative passed by voters, ruling that a constitutional amendment was required — something only legislators can propose.
Now, thanks to Mr. Eyman, at least voters can slap term limits on their legislators’ tax increases.
Still, he stole the idea from me.
This is Common Sense. I’m Paul Jacob. (here’s link to Paul’s column: http://thisiscommonsense.com/2019/06/26/terms-for-taxes/)
Isn’t that fantastic?
But you just know ol’ Fergie’s gonna say it’s trademark infringement! Add it to the stack.
Anyway, we’re in the homestretch (deadline is 5pm Friday) and so this stuff is definitely worth re-posting:
2 options to mailing in petitions/signatures (fold petition, put it, and a donation if u can, in envelope and mail to):
Option 1: PERMANENT OFFENSE, PO BOX 6151, OLYMPIA, WA, 98507 (we will be picking up Friday’s mail from the box, processing it, and including it at turn-in)
Option 2: SECRETARY OF STATE, 520 UNION AVE SE, OLYMPIA, WA, 98501 (they’ve got street address so if FEDEX or UPS or delivered yourself in person, then best to go w/ option 2)
Mail gets delivered faster if our address IS TYPE-WRITTEN on the envelope (hand writing gets processed manually so slower)
This is not a marathon, it’s an all-out sprint ’til the end. Today is a great day to get signatures. So is Wed.
INDEPENDENCE DAY! You bet we want/need you getting signatures that day. Every day this week is critical.
We need folks all across Washington state to volunteer to pick up petitions and deliver to drop spots. If you’re willing, just hit reply to this email and let me know your name, phone number, and city you live at and I’ll forward it to our team.
I’m vacuuming up petitions along I-5 on Friday morning. Cary Condotta is working 405. Mike is doing I-90 and folks across WA are working on eastside.
The entire 1648 team invites you to join us. Tons of 1648 foot soldiers will be there too. Lots of high fives, handshakes, and hugs. Be part of history. Location: Secretary of State’s office, 520 Union Ave SE, Olympia. Our turn-in appointment with the Secretary of State is at 2pm. But all the way til 5 pm, we’ll be rallying there and turning in petitions.
We are going to push and push and push until the very last minute.
1648 puts those dirty dog politicians on a short leash. It expires $27 billion in new taxes on December 5 (section 2, subsection 2) and expires future tax hikes after one year (section 2, subsection 1).