Tim Eyman is running an initiative to force the legislature to put the tax supermajority requirement to a vote.
As the hypocritian explains it:
Now, Eyman is attempting a different tack. His latest initiative would require legislators to place the two-thirds requirement on the ballot -- presumably avoiding the constitutionality problems if the initiative comes out of the Legislature -- and if they don't, the initiative would cut state sales tax from 6.5 percent to 5.5 percent. For taxpayers, that would mean $1 billion a year in tax relief; for the Legislature, it would mean a 6 percent reduction in the state's general fund.Of course, there's a simple solution: just put the legislative supermajority amendment to a vote.
It's an intriguing thought: the democrat majority being bent on ignoring the repeatedly-expressed-will-of-the-people; the slimeball neo-communist from the Vancouver Soviet joining in a lawsuit to overturn the will of the people that repeated vote (Yes, it won every time of the what, Five times it's been on the ballot in the 49th, by large numbers) that claimed the law violated Washington State's Constitution.
Agree or disagree, the simple solution of the democrats in charge of our government would be to put the question to a vote as a part of the process to change this state's Constitution. But no one fears the will of the people more than democrats when that will may impact their agenda.... just look at the CRC Scam, for example, where democrats would rather dive into a molten pool of hydrochloric acid then allow any sort of binding vote on their scam.
Will of the people.
Will of the people.
Will of the people.
I'm a big believer in that will when it doesn't violate federal law, for example, the issue of pot legalization. (Those of course, who don't like the fact that pot is still illegal can feel free to get it changed to "legal" at the federal level)
I was opposed to the legality of gay marriage until the people of this state voted... as opposed to having a judge ram it down our throats... to allow it.
As idiotic as the smoking initiative was, for example (This life-long non-smoker was opposed to that effort... Like anyone forces anyone to work in a "smoke-filled environment?") the people have spoken. The end.
So, why have the democrats repeatedly refused to allow a vote on a referendum to change our state constitution to enshrine the repeatedly expressed will of the people on the matter of increasing taxes?
Gee. I don't know. That's a tough one.
So, where does the local rag's hypocrisy come in?
How many times over how many years have our local fishwrapper advocated for and been the beneficiary of B&O tax cuts?
The last try?
Bizarre, isn't it?
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Here's the scam:
2012 Senate Bill 6201: Concerning the business and occupation taxation of newspapers and local interest web sites
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•Introduced by Sen. Sharon Nelson, (D-Vashon) (D) on January 12, 2012, changes the rate of business and occupation taxes for newspapers and local interest web sites from 0.403 percent to 0.383 percent beginning July 1, 2013. The bill also defines "local interest web site" as an internet web site that is normally updated more than once a day and which is substantially dedicated to local interests tailored to a general circulation area of a county or smaller.There's an irony here.
◦Referred to the Senate Ways & Means Committee on January 12, 2012.
How many times have we seen the words printed in newspapers across this country generally, but certainly the democratian where they tell us that WE should raise OUR taxes.
So.... what's up with this?
Why do THEY rate a tax CUT, while our taxes keep going UP?
I'm sure tomorrow's editorial locally will condemn such an obviously unfair and unconscionable revenue cut since the state is in such a huge deficit situation.
(Remember: repeat after me - a reduction in an increase is NOT a deficit.)
Because Eyman is Eyman and the leftist slime running the hypocritian are, well, hypocrites, is it any wonder that they call the people stupid in this editorial and attack Eyman because he makes his living off of initiatives?
They offer no reason not to allow the people to speak on the issue of the tax super-majority beyond the obvious fact that, well, THEY don't want it... even though the people of this county have overwhelmingly supported it REPEATEDLY.
From the election of Madore to the CRC Scam, when has this newspaper EVER concerned themselves with what the people want?
But that this rag has been and continues to be the beneficiary of special treatment on the issue of THEIR taxes, that they would complain about Eyman's effort here?
Well, that means the democratian deserves a name change... don't you think?