Tuesday, October 19, 2010

No credible alternative from our opponents

More cuts are not the answer. Help pass I-1098:

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Our opponents have proposed no credible solution to our growing education funding crisis. When asked at last week's debate to explain what they would do to dig us out of our education funding hole -- we rank a dismal 47th out of the 50 states in terms of the percentage of our economy that we invest in education -- one Defeat 1098 spokesman responded by arguing that instead of passing 1098 we should slash help for vulnerable seniors and the less fortunate by 20 percent:

“We are spending way too much on non-productive things, I am not saying human services are non-productive... and if we reduced that by 20% that would be $1.5 billion” - Lew McMurrin, lobbyist and Defeat 1098 Spokesman.

If our opponents win on Nov. 2, our state will be in serious trouble and our quality of life will be at risk. That is why we need your help today.

Our opponents clearly don’t have any real solutions to the crisis we face in Washington today. When pressured their only solution is more cuts to vital services.

I-1098 is a sensible approach that gives middle class and small businesses tax relief while asking the wealthiest to pay their fair share.

They know they can’t win a debate on education funding, or on the cuts to the Basic Health plan or on the unfairness of our tax system. So instead they are trying to deceive and mislead Washingtonians on what I-1098 will actually mean for you.

That is why we need your help to keep telling the truth to Washington’s voters.

Can you help reach our new goal of raising $118,000 online in the last 18 days of this campaign? With only 18 days left until all ballots are due, we are setting a goal of raising $1,000 a day:

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I-1098 means real help for Washington’s working families. Any couple making less than $400,000 a year will pay ZERO income tax. And all property and small business owners will actually see a tax cut!

The money generated by taxing the wealthiest 1.2% will all go to funding education and healthcare and reversing the devastating cuts.

Your contribution will help us reach our goal and make sure the thousands of volunteers working on this campaign have the materials they need to spread the word door-to-door and on the phones.


  1. "We all know the politicians in Olympia won't solve our problems."

    This is a serious own-goal. We should not be promulgating the wack-job Right's central meme.

  2. you man you know whats i has to say is all like just man is take the rice people moneys and like leave my bidness alone ight palyer

  3. Why dont we just fix our current tax system instead of adding one more NEW tax? This website stated that the low and middle income families in Washington pay about 11% in taxes while the wealthy 1% only pay 3%. Why is that? Why dont we address that issue by removing write offs and let everyone pay the same percent?