According to latest story (“Judge: Attorney general can resume lawsuit against Tim Eyman,” The Herald, Jan. 8), Eyman’s average monthly salary is $42,843, of which $15,849 is reimbursement for legal fees. Removing the reimbursement means his average monthly salary is $26,994 or $323,928 annually. He recently filed for bankruptcy, citing assets over $2 million and liabilities of $3.2 million, and also filed his latest $30 car tab initiative.
I see three possible scenarios to explain these events: Firstly, Eyman is personally overspending, in which case do I really want him determining Washington State fiscal policies?. Secondly, he filed bankruptcy to avoid or delay the lawsuit for illegally moving money around and I’m back to: do I want him determining any state policies? Lastly, perhaps the most charitable, is Eyman, in filing his latest $30 car tab initiative, is initiating a personal debt reduction plan to get out of bankruptcy by cutting his annual car tabs expenditure.
Which scenario are we to believe?