Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Washington State Initiatives in 2010

This is a list of some of the ballot measures going up for a vote this November in Washington State. I am not going to list them all because there are a ton of them.

You can read about all of them at the Secretary of State homepage.

Initiative Measure No. 1098

Establishes a tax on adjusted gross income above $200,000 for individuals and $400,000 for married couples or domestic partners filing jointly.

Bad idea! Vote NO!NO!NO! Typical Washington politics trying to raise taxes again. What are they trying to do, get families to move away from Washington in addition to the jobs that are leaving because of high taxes?

Measure No. 1056

Would require state and local agencies to enforce federal immigration laws and verify immigration status to issue drivers licenses and public benefits. Also requires employers to e-verify employees' immigration status.

Obviously vote YES!! I can't believe this has to come to a vote of the people in the first place. It's already a law for pete's sake!!!!

Measure No. 1058

Requires schools to teach its students the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Washington State Constitution and other similar documents. Students must pass these course in order to graduate high school.

Heck yeah vote YES. The only way to get informed citizens is to teach them before they become uninformed voters.

Measure No. 1059

Prohibits government restriction of firearm rights and tracking of firearms.

Make a law re-iterating the 2nd Amendment? Redundant and a waste of time but apparently necessary. Vote YES.

Measure No. 1063

Prohibits mandatory health care system participation or enacting laws that prohibit purchasing private health care.

Basically, their way of saying screw you to ObamaCare. I emphatically urge you to vote YES on this measure.

Measure No. 1066

Declares federal health care laws invalid in Washington that directly regulate health care.

Part Two of the previous measure. Just keeping all the bases covered I suppose. Definitely, again, vote YES!

Measure No. 1068

Removes civil and criminal penalties for the cultivation, possession, transportation, selling and using marijuana for person over the age of 18.

Sure, I can support that. Legalize it and tax it. Imagine how much more tax revenue could be made in the state of Washington for this. Vote YES!

Measure No. 1069

Changes the state seal to depict a tapeworm attached to a taxpayers intestine with the words "Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every taxpayer."

Okay, seriously, I would say vote NO on the initiative but it seems kind of sad that the Washington taxpayers have gotten screwed over so bad that this initiative got enough signatures to make it on the ballot. That should tell the elected officials something.

Measure No. 1075

Reduces the number of voter signatures required on petitions for candidates that can't afford the filing fees.

Vote YES. No explanation needed.

Measure No. 1084

Makes it illegal to offer public assistance to anyone that is not a United States citizen.

Duh! They need to law to say this is illegal? Ridiculous. Vote YES!

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