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Democrats’ state income tax talk is meant to manipulate you — don’t fall for it


From Tim Eyman


Total manipulation. Democrats in Olympia have done it for years.

Here’s their scheme: propose lots of tax and fee increases, tons of them, then float a state income tax bill, get everyone fired up, then pull back, drop the income tax proposal, and then pass the other tax and fee increase bills. Afterwards, all of us breathe a sigh of relief because we ‘beat back’ the income tax but the tax and fee increases hit us just as hard.

Do the Democrats want a state income tax? Of course. Is this a serious effort to get it? Of course not — it’s being pushed with only 7 days left in their regular session. Do they think they’ll ever get a state income tax? Probably not. But they continually use the threat of an income tax in two ways:

* It fires up their liberal base and gets them all excited (you can just hear the crazies saying to each other “The Democrats are finally listening to us”)

* It whips us up into a such a frenzy that we takes our eyes off what they’re really pushing — which is billions of dollars in higher taxes and fees from conventional sources (sales taxes, car tab taxes, property taxes, business taxes, excise taxes, and fees on most everything).

They also want a huge discussion in newspapers, on talk radio, and on blogs about a not-gonna-happen income tax so they can push their tax and fee-hiking agenda with little or no scrutiny or public attention.

We’re not saying don’t fight back against a state income tax, we’re simply pointing out that beating back an income tax isn’t a great accomplishment if we’re all taxed into oblivion by a laundry list of other taxes and fees. Any tax-and-fee-increase-package is totally unacceptable.

For the past two years, I-960 saved us from this type of manipulation. That’s why we need to bring I-960 back by getting this year’s Initiative 1053 qualified for the ballot. We need 300,000 signatures by July 2nd — that works out to be over 2000 signatures PER DAY, a huge challenge.
Petitions are printed and each of our supporters was mailed one petition on February 5th. If you haven’t received it yet and/or you need more, hit ‘reply’ and let us know how many you want and where you want them sent (how many petitions and your name and complete mailing address).
MOST IMPORTANTLY, we really need your financial support for I-1053’s signature drive. Please fill out the form below and send us a donation TODAY of $10, $25, $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or more (there are no limits on the amount that can be given) to our offices in Spokane. Or, you can do a SECURE online donation by going to our website: http://www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com — we accept VISA AND MASTERCARD and PAYPAL. Either way, please send in your most generous donation RIGHT NOW.

Help us fight back against the Democrat politicians’ arrogant effort to take away citizens’ rights, increase taxes on struggling taxpayers, and hurt our fragile economy. FULL STEAM AHEAD!
Regards, Our Expanded Team of co-sponsors for I-1053, the “Save The 2/3’s Vote For Tax Increases Initiative”: Tim Eyman, Jack Fagan, Mike Fagan, Mike Dunmire, Senator Don Benton, Senator Janea Holmquist, Erma Turner, Nancy Nelson, Dagny Lord, Keli Carender, Senator Pam Roach, Rep. Matt Shea, John Ahern & Ken Morse, ph: 425-493-9127, email: tim_eyman@comcast.net, http://www.VotersWantMoreChoices.com (go to our website to do a secure donation by VISA/Mastercard/PayPal or fill out the form below and return it with a check or money order or credit card information)

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