Now here comes Tim Eyman, a political activist who has fought Olympia on several occasions regarding the $30 car tab fee. He may make it work this time, if the lawmakers look at the situation and take action.
But bless Tim; he’s got another issue he wants to squash, and it has been going on for years. It’s a so-called citizens panel known as the state Citizens Commission on Salaries for Elected Officials “State panel bumps up pay for lawmakers, governor and judges,” The Herald, Feb. 4). This group of meatballs gives every elected official in the state periodic pay raises, some of which appear a little hefty.
Lawmakers annual earnings will climb 16.7 percent from $48,713 to $52,766, effective July 1 and to $56,881 on July 1, 2020. Gov. Inslee’s salary will go from $177,107 to $182,179, then to $187,353 in 2020. These politicians get these periodic pay raises to pick your pockets as clean as they can. What kind of insanity is this?
To Eyman, go for it! Do whatever it takes to stop this overpayment to all those who are steadily and with zeal bleeding the state’s citizens.