September 27, 2011
WATCH A DEBATE ON INITIATIVE 1125 AND LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK
There was a debate on Initiative 1125 before the Seattle Times editorial board yesterday.
You can watch it here.
Posted by Tim Eyman at September 27, 2011
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1. Governments are inherently Corrupt. They are a giant Crime Family pretending that their only interests are to serve the Public. What a Laugh! Yeah, they want any extorted revenue source to be shared equally amongst their greedy larcenist hands.
2. Tim, after watching it I think that you and Kemper Freeman are the ones arguing on behalf of protecting the citizens and accountability.
The question for me is, why does the new 520 bridge cost roughly 18 times the original one. If not for that, the 520 toll could have been set at a reasonable level, and everyone would not drive to I-90 to evade it, obviating the need for a I 90 toll to go with the 520 toll.
Anyway, I will be voting for 1125. It seems like the Democrats in Olympia have their eye on tolling as a lucrative new source of revenue. But first they have to make it fungible, and the most important thing I-1125 does is to stop that, by requiring that money collected from tolls go to the project being tolled.
Your answer, travis...The main reason the 520 bridge cost roughly 18 times the original one is because, of GRAFT. Yeah, the older and more entrenched the Dems and politicians in general become, the higher the price for anything Government. Big Public projects such as, the 520 bridge project and the Seattle Tunnel are the Ice Cream and Cake of opportunities to Rip-Off the Taxpayers.
Vote them all out. I use to not be in favor of term limits but, since there are so many Crooks on both sides of the isles, It is better to throw out the rare few good with the many bad. Hopefully, in the long run, we will end up with a cleaner and more honest house.
If the initiative fails, tolls simply replace the massively unpopular prospect of an income tax.
Tolls = income tax. They can't pass one and they need 2 things, in their minds. More money and deniability for creating/enforcing the tax/toll.
If we permit the state to create massive taxation authority wihtout any accountability we deserve the government we get. It's not an accident that this is a very popular initiative.
The most popular part is tolls paying only for the projects in question. Even Democrats recognize that if tolls aren't required to susnset, that they'll live forever. People generally like the idea of use taxes, so the problem isn't tolling. It's endless new tolling that's a 520 bridge too far.
6. I think my family will be voting for 1125, thats what I think!