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Vote for none of the above…

Good morning, Netizens...

Last night the Washington State House voted by a 51-47 majority to suspend I-960, the initiative that prohibits the state from raising additional taxes, thus clearing the road for Governor Gregoire's hotly-contested tax increases on soda pop, cigarettes, bottled water, candy and gum.

Last week the Senate passed the same bill, thus clearing the way for Gregoire's new taxes, all without the voters' permission or so much as a how-dee-do. The voters approved I-960 so that the State of Washington could not add additional taxes without a majority vote of the full State House and Senate. One has only to ask what pork-barrel deals Governor Gregoire made with members of the House and Senate to get their approval on suspending I-960.

Now, all we as voters have to do is keep a tightly-focused vision of everyone who voted in favor of suspending I-960, a citizen's Initiative passed into law. Remember that list of names and when the next election time rolls around, vote for none of the above. While you are at it, be certain to take out Christine Gregoire as Governor and Mary Verner as Spokane's City Mayor for their collusion in approving the new taxes.

We are already living in very tough times economically. We don't need more taxes to burden down our family budgets.


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Spokesman-Review readers blog about news and issues in Spokane written by Dave Laird.