Fri, 11am, Fagans and I @ Sec of State’s office to announce signature count for $30 Tabs — help us maximize the number by collecting sigs and mailing in petitions this week
Wednesday is this year’s 4th of July holiday. Think of all the parades going on, all the events, all the people, all the patriotism. Let’s get Friday’s number as high as possible.
I implore you to donate today. Email me and order petitions today. Collect signatures this week. Mail in your partially filled and fully filled petitions this week (either to the address on the back of the petition: PO Box 18250, Spokane, WA, 99228 or: Secretary of State, 520 Union Ave SE, Olympia, WA, 98501)
Everyone is welcome to join us at Friday’s 11 am event. It’ll be a great chance for us to thank you in person for all your help.
Taxpayers are getting ripped off. Skyrocketing car tab taxes are happening because of a blatantly dishonest vehicle valuation schedule that artificially inflates the taxes we’re being forced to pay. And state and local politicians know it’s happening and yet they’re refusing to pass a law to address this injustice. Even their baby-step proposals only nibble around the edges, none of their unpassed bills actually fix the problem.
Our $30 Tabs Initiative completely repeals that unfair vehicle valuation schedule. Under I-976, no longer will vehicles be taxed on their value. Instead, we’ll all pay just a flat, fair, and reasonable $30 per year to register/renew our vehicle registration. The initiative gets rid of numerous taxes and fees, including:
* Vehicle weight fees imposed by state government.
* Per-vehicle fees imposed by cities.
* All car tab taxes imposed by Sound Transit.
After I-976 passes, you’ll pay just $30 a year to get that stupid sticker you put on your license plate.
When voters passed our 1999 and 2002 $30 tabs initiatives, we got ourselves about a decade of tax relief. But in recent years, state and local governments have gone on a rampage, because they figure voters have forgotten about those earlier votes. But taxpayers haven’t forgotten. They’re ready to fight back. But that’s only possible if we qualify our initiative.
We fell short in 2016. We fell short again last year.
If we fail again, state and local governments are gonna see it as a green light to indiscriminately impose even more taxes, fees, tolls, and per-mile charges on vehicles. It’ll be like pigs at the trough.
Again, let’s maximize our signature count this week. Right now, please donate, order petitions, collect sigs, mail in petitions, and help us score a victory for taxpayers.
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