Controversial issue in Washington State is the latest example of what’s going on today.
LifeZette: For many years — a couple of decades, actually — the people of Washington State have been trying to achieve reasonable car tab fees (taxes).
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And each time the voters have tried, the leftists in the state have “judiciaried” the heck out of their votes (yes, this situation deserves a new verb).
After trying since 1999, the people still don’t have the reasonably priced car tabs they’ve voted for repeatedly.
And now, with the help of a liberal judge (not hard to find in the state of Washington), the sore-loser Left may once again thwart the voters.
The original aim of citizen initiatives was to establish $30 car tabs. Not only has the state’s leftist power structure used the courts to keep $30 car tabs at bay, it’s increased the annual taxes to well beyond $30 — to amounts that are demonstrably unreasonable and unfair.
Rather than the state’s basing a car’s annual tax assessment on its Kelley Blue Book value, the state starts its math with the vehicle’s MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail price). This is objectively outrageous.
KING 5 News spoke with a driver about his new tax bill back in 2016.
“I think this is why people are so confused,” driver Michael Martinez, who lives in Mukilteo and voted in favor of ST3 — Sound Transit 3 — told the news station. “It’s really kind of sad. It felt, at least from my perspective, that we were duped.”
By the Democrats? Say it ain’t so.