Tim Eyman must die. Seriously, can't he just move to Mississippi or something? I feel personally embarrassed as a white man.
I hope this is premature. Eyman could end up with a buttload of invalid signatures again. But either way, this one looks like it'll get tossed.
Honestly, though, you'd think people would have learned the lesson of Colorado. After fourteen years of being unable to fund their government and being bombarded with incredibly dense ballot measures, they voted out the GOP, put in Dems, and have gutted TABOR. I think that perhaps Washingtonians have gotten a bit more savvy about these types of bills though.
One of my good friends went to high school with Tim Eyman. He was a gay bashing asshole back then, and he's still an asshole.
Until the press decides not to give Eyman the spotlight anymore, he'll keep on cropping up.
Rather than spending energy on bashing Eyman why not use his pointing out the ridiculous tax system in WA and work towards a state income tax and perhaps a little wealth tax. Change the gas tax to a percentage instead of a fixed number of pennies per gallon and allow the a wider use of the funds.
There is clearly a big number of people in the state that are not happy with the current taxing and spending scheme - whether anti-taxers or those that oppose corporate tax breaks and a system that bases most all revenue on regressive taxes.
Every time Eyman is sued or bashed by the press, he gains support - ignore him and work for tax fairness. But it's more fun to have an enemy to blame - Saddam Eyman, even rhymes.
"oh, what a darling baby boy! what's his name?"
"his name is KNOLL."
jesus, people, THINK when naming children.
@5 I agree that our tax system needs reform, particularly our ridiculous reliance on property and B&O taxes, but Eyman's solution needs to be mocked and destroyed.
@4 As long as he's getting initiatives on the ballot, he's news. As soon as he spends three or four years with no initiative making the ballot and goes back to selling watched to frat boys, then he can be ignored.
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