Tag Archives: Initiative 776

Voters in King County never demanded “$30 car tabs”

Still mad over King County Executive Dow Constantine’s successful efforts to patch Metro’s funding shortfall, Tim Eyman is now asking his supporters to print out and hang up an eight and one half by eleven inch poster which accosts King County Councilmembers Jane Hague and Kathy Lambert as liars, Councilmember Julia Patterson as a sell-out, […]

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Tim Eyman blows a gasket after learning of bipartisan deal to save King County Metro

On a day when people across King County are happy – happy that representative democracy at the regional level is working and overcoming obstacles, happy that our elected leaders have come up with a solution to protect Metro, a vital public service – Tim Eyman is angry, even though he doesn’t even live in King […]

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Eyman revises history again: I-776 wasn’t “overwhelmingly” approved by voters

The 2009 election may be over, but that hasn’t stopped initiative pitchman Tim Eyman from distorting the truth as he appeals to his followers to compensate him for failure. In his latest missive, copied to the media, Eyman writes: Over the past 11 years, we’ve sponsored 4 initiatives to reduce car tab taxes and voters […]

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Eyman initiatives have real consequences

Years after their passage, the aftershocks of Tim Eyman’s dangerous initiatives are still being felt. In an article published in the Everett Herald yesterday, the story of the struggling town of Gold Bar is told. Ever since the passage of Initiative 695 in 1999, Gold Bar has been in trouble. And now, the city is […]

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Eyman claims premature victory on I-776 court ruling

Tim Eyman, notorious for making sensational predictions, lying about finances, being deceptive to voters and declining to face the reality of his own tax cuts, has declared victory in the I-776 court ruling which has not yet been made public. Eyman’s “victory” statement is an unfounded gamble based on wild speculation and wishful thinking. On […]

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Statement on Initiative 848

Tim Eyman’s frustration with his poorly written initiatives and terrible public policy has led him to write a shortsighted, egocentric initiative that is clearly motivated only by one thing: his anger at a public agency that has worked very hard to turn itself around and is now moving ahead with the support of the President […]

Posted in Ballot Watchdogging, Statements & Advisories |

Tim is back…and he has more lies to spread

The following is an original statement by Tim Eyman on July 2nd (in italics). Interjected between each blockquote is Permanent Defense’s response, in roman font. If politicians had one ounce of compassion for the average taxpayer, I-776 would not be necessary. Politicians care about taxpayers, Tim. The problem is, we don’t give them enough money […]

Posted in Ballot Watchdogging, Rethinking and Reframing, Threat Analysis |

Eyman hit with charges, case going to Attorney General

Today, the Public Disclosure Commission, widely known as the campaign watchdog agency, referred the investigation and charges against Tim Eyman’s deception to Attorney General Christine Gregoire’s office. The investigation has found Eyman guilty of civil charges on five counts. (To read these, go the Press Box or choose PDC from the Links page). The case […]

Posted in Eye on Money: Developments |
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