The list is growing of organizations opposing Eyman’s Initiative 1033 which will be on the November 2009 ballot. I-1033 is Eyman’s latest attempt to impose his Orwellian view of hogtying and limiting state, county and local government spending by ratcheting down revenues available every time there is a recession.
When times are good he will transfer funds mainly derived from sales taxes everyone pays, to reduce real estate taxes for the wealthy. The more property you own the more of a real estate tax break you will get. It’s sort of a reverse perverse Robin Hood scheme that benefits large corporate land owners like Boeing and Weyerhauser and shopping mall owners and real estate developers and owners of McMansions and second homes.
Here’s the latest list of organizations opposing I-1033. They would rather see our tax dollars go to provide services for everyone, not just wealthy property owners getting another tax break at the public’s expense.
Amalgamated Transit Union 1015
American Federation of Teachers Washington, AFL-CIO
Alzheimer’s Association, Western and Central Washington Chapter
Asian Pacific Islander Coalition of King County
Central Washington Progress
Heart of America Northwest
King County Democrats
Lutheran Public Policy Office
Washington State Council of Fire Fighters
The Nature Conservancy of Washington
Planned Parenthood Votes! Washington
Puget Sound Sage
Raising Our APA Representation
Sierra Club, Cascade Chapter
Statewide Poverty Action Network
Transportation Choices Coalition
UFCW Local 21
Washington Association of Churches
Washington Education Association
Washington Low Income Housing Alliance
Washington State Council of County and City Employees, AFSCME Council 2
Washington State Hospital Association
Washington State Labor Council
You can go to the No 1033 campaign website to add your organizations name to the list and learn more about the campaign.