I renewed my license tabs for my car and motor home, and I’m tired of the added fees. There was $272 for the Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit), which is a poorly managed money hole, and $75 for a weight-based fee to support rail.
First, I live in Spanaway, and RTA won’t operate past Lakewood. So, essentially, my fees subsidize other people. My RV does not ride any rails, so why am I subsidizing them?
I am not rich, but I do give an average of $100 a month to children’s, animal welfare and wounded service member charities. Greed is not my motive. I just feel for all of us who are being ripped off by those who are supposed to work for us.
I am lucky, since I have options to fight back. First, I am only going to shop on base or the Internet, so no sales tax will be paid. Next, the $5 parks fee that I have been paying since its inception will no longer be paid.
Finally, we all have the power to vote out all incumbents and vote in people who can properly balance a budget and run the government of this state based not on their pet projects, but on what is good for all of us.