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State Republican Party endorses another Eyman measure, Initiative 1033

Post by Joe Turner on Sep. 9, 2009 at 8:18 am with 3 Comments »
September 28, 2009 1:37 pm

More of my catching up with my vacation e-mails. This happened Aug. 29 and it’s pretty much your “dog bites man” kinda story. It would be more newsworthy if Luke “The Truth” Esser were NOT thrilled to be on the side of taxpayers.

WSRP Endorses I-1033

On Saturday the Washington State Republican Party, by vote of its State Committee meeting in Wenatchee, endorsed the approval of Initiative 1033 in November. WSRP Chairman Luke Esser issued the following statement:

“We’re thrilled to be on the side of the taxpayers by unanimously endorsing I-1033. The Republican Party has always been a fierce defender of the fiscal discipline of I-601’s policies and the need for property tax relief. The taxpayers deserve a break from the unsustainable fiscal policies of Gov. Gregoire and the Democrats. Republicans across the state will work diligently over the coming weeks and months to aggressively advocate the benefits of I-1033 to the voters.”

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  1. timeyman says:

    From: Tim Eyman, I-1033 co-sponsor

    here’s the complete information:

    RE: State GOP votes unanimously to endorse I-1033

    Meeting in Wenatchee at its quarterly state committee meeting, the Washington State Republican Party voted unanimously to endorse I-1033 which will appear on the November ballot.

    GOP chair Luke Esser explained the unanimous vote:

    “We’re thrilled to be on the side of the taxpayers by unanimously endorsing I-1033 today. The Republican Party has always been a fierce defender of the fiscal discipline of I-601’s policies and the need for property tax relief. The vote today was unanimous by the full state committee — state committee members and county chairs representing all 39 counties were present for the vote.”

    “The taxpayers deserve a break from the unsustainable fiscal policies of Governor Gregoire and the Democrats.”

    “Our members also objected strongly to the Democrats and President Obama’s out-of-control spending and deficits and their concerns clearly contributed to today’s decisive endorsement of I-1033’s control of government growth.”

    “Republicans across the state will work diligently over the coming weeks and months to aggressively advocate the benefits of I-1033 to the voters.”

    I-1033 co-sponsor Tim Eyman reacted: “Today’s endorsement by the state GOP is a huge boost to the campaign for I-1033. Turning in 315,000 voter signatures clearly illustrates the broad, grassroots support of I-1033 among the voters, but it’s always very helpful to have the enthusiastic support among the initiative’s natural allies, like the state GOP. We’d like to thank the Republican Party for their endorsement of I-1033.”

  2. socialismisgood says:

    Tim,

    you are well versed at distorting what is really going on in both Washington’s. With the republican party having an all around minority the only thing left is revert back to what comes naturally “Accusations” and “Lies”.

    “Our members also objected strongly to the Democrats and President Obama’s out-of-control spending and deficits and their concerns clearly contributed to today’s decisive endorsement of I-1033’s control of government growth.”

    Where were these great defenders of fiscal policy when the former President and his administration where running up huge deficits and draining the surplus that was created by Democrats. It is absolutely amazing how you can try to claim the high ground and suggest that you are doing the “peoples will” when in reality you have perfected and abused a process for personnal gain.

    The initiative process has a sorted history dating back to the turn of the last century. This process has been abused by both conservatives and liberal alike, Now is the time to consider the usefulness of this process as a dated relic of a by gone era.

  3. derekyoung says:

    I never expected the GOP to come out against 1033, but I am a little surprised they chose to fully endorse it. They may have their issues with state spending, but I’m hardpressed to think of a single Republican who would normally think it’s a good idea to incent cities to oppose economic development programs.

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