The Eyman Backlash

Liberals Vow Lawsuits and an Initiative to Overturn Tim Eyman's Tax Policy

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1
healthcare workers aren't the only body of workers up a creek: rural teachers pay 970.00 a month for insurance and the WEA fought a senate bill to put teachers under the state insurance umbrella, saving our state 90 million. Now teachers are facing a 1.4% paycut and their insurance will go up even more this fall.
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What they need is some way to inform the public about how stupid the 2/3 requirement is, and it has so actively screwed the state.

I wouldn't concentrate on the poor people so much, because they don't care about poor people - other than themselves, of course. And poor people by and large don't vote.

I wouldn't talk too much about college students or the universities, because everyone knows those are just places for crazy-eyed liberal professors to indoctrinate a student body consisting solely of foreigners, frat boys and the sort of coeds you see on "Girls Gone Wild". And college students don't vote anyway.

You can't talk about the state workers because everyone knows that state employees do nothing but masterbate to porn accessed on state-owned computers all day, and the state retirees all make $250k per year that comes from a special tax on real working people. While they do vote, even after they are dead, the actual ballots are all cast by IItalian-American union bosses with cigars and carnations on the lapels of their cheap shiny suits.

A lawsuit by a bunch of politicians and their trial lawyer cronies will just prove, once again, that Tim is a Real American, Defending Our Liberties.
3
Uhm, last time I checked, Democrats had better than a two-thirds majority in both houses, and the Governor is a Democrat.

Why can't they work together and pass what they want, the Republicans don't have enough votes to stop anything.
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@3, check again. For 2011-12, Democrats have 27 of 49 Senate seats and 56 of 98 in the House. 
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The best nugget in this article will be ignored by virtually all Stranger readers. The tired old "reduce class size" garbage. We are close to broke. We've been reducing class sizes for three decades and showing absolutely no returns for it except a greater tax burden. This one should not be one of the "tough choices" we face right now. This is why we are stuck with an all cuts budget. Until our backs are against the wall we cut absolutely nothing.
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Homesick-three decades of class size reduction? My son's class went from 30 to 55. I could not even fit my behind between the front row desks and the board. How is it that a teacher is supposed to keep 55 5th graders on task? Maybe we've been talking about reducing class size but the opposite has happened.