Sen. Hobb’s transportation funding plan an attack on taxpayers

Regarding, state Sen. Steve Hobbs, D-Lake Stevens and his transportation funding proposal (“Keep debate going on ‘Son of Connecting Washington,’” The Herald, Jan. 23), the people of Washington State, who Hobbs supposedly represents, have already voted down a carbon tax twice!

Has he already forgotten? Initiative 1631 was just a money grab aimed at raising (stealing) billions of dollars in fees from oil companies and putting it in the hands of some phony board with no oversight or accountability. It was a joke, and the voters saw through it. Here we go again just two two months later with Hobbs taking an end-around voters with his bogus roads plan, a Ponzi scheme, that includes a carbon tax?

Was he not paying attention to what happened in our State’s legislative process in 2018? Or the riots in France? This is just stealing from oil companies who will simply pass on the cost to taxpayers. Oh, and the “road plan” also proposes a 6-cent increase in the gas tax! When will the madness stop? Give it up already!

Russell Preston

Everett

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