The government of the U.S. and the state of Washington is of the people and for the people. That is not what our Legislature and cities and Sound Transit really believe. They want their taxes no matter how they have to get them. Even if they can prove I-976 to be unconstitutional in their sight, they are going against the vote of the people who are the ones supposed to be in ultimate power.
They claim I-976 is unconstitutional. Was it not unconstitutional when Sound Transit deceived the voters (whether intentional or not is beside the point) regarding vehicle values. That election should have been declared unconstitutional and thrown out. But that would not have been acceptable to them. They want it both ways. And the Legislature did nothing to correct it. What did they expect would happen? The people would rebel which is what we did.
This is a one-party state, never a good idea whether Democratic or Republican. It concentrates control with no balance of power. Why do we keep electing these same individuals and party who continue to impose more and higher taxes on a regular basis. Those in power are those who claim to support the middle class and poor. Who do all these votes hurt most? Their actions belie their words.
There’s an old saying, “What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.” They need to be consistent. Remember all this in our next election and put people in who will do what is best for us; not for themselves or their party.