Initiative 1033 means death for Main StreetHowie P.S.: The quote in this post's title comes from Geov Parrish.
We're all looking for a way forward out of these difficult economic times. Unfortunately, there's a measure on our ballots this November which would trap us and all of Washington State in a permanent recession: Initiative 1033, the latest ill-conceived free lunch scheme from Tim Eyman.
Initiative 1033 takes direct aim at our quality of life by freezing all public services at their current reduced levels, which would mean job losses in every city and every county across our great state.
At a time when we can barely afford to keep our first responders out on the streets and teachers in the classroom, Tim Eyman is proposing a massive freeze on services that would rob billions of dollars from our public treasury over the next five years. Public services would be eviscerated and small businesses dealt a horrible, perhaps catastrophic blow. The sad truth is that Initiative 1033 is a recipe for death on Main Street.
There's only one way to protect our communities from the harm that Initiative 1033 would cause: Vote NO.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
WA Initiative 1033: "this is the biggest vote on the ballot"