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Thu., Aug. 13, 2009, 5:30 a.m.

The coming battle over Initiative 1033…

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Washington State Initiative 1033: (short description, full text available)

This terse description of I-1033 states in part that it will limit state taxes in Washington State. Written and submitted by Tim Eyman, it has acquired enough signatures to make it to the state ballot.

After reading the full text of this initiative, I am wondering whether people will vote thus:

It cuts our taxes and thus vote for it.


Ambivalently ignore anything Tim Eyman supports or not care about cutting taxes.

I admit the full text of the initiative and after nervously watching our property taxes steadily increasing each year, and despite a certain resistance to Tim Eyman's predictable bent against taxation, I think I'll support this initiative. However, I worry about those voters who, because they do not own real property, and thus are not impacted by property taxes, might not vote in favor of it.

What about you?


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