A contagion of taxation
The Sound Transit $54 Billion Mega Tax (called “ST3”) will be on the ballot for most voters in King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties in Washington State this November. ST3 has contagious similarities to Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). ST3 is part of the contagion of taxation spreading across across our state. Here is how ST3 is like an STD.
In a single moment of euphoria for both ST3 and STDs, we could be infected with something very painful for the rest of our lives.
Regardless of the joy we expected, after the initial moment passes, regret will last a lifetime. It doesn’t matter whether we were expecting love or congestion relief, the promises will long be forgotten while the pain and suffering of $54 billion in taxes lives on.
Unlike STDs, abstinence is no protection from ST3.
Abstaining from the vote only ensures the tax disease of ST3 will be here to stay. Forever. Voting “No” in November is the only real protection you have to stop the spread of ST3. The quarantine starts with a “No” vote on ST3.
STDs have many nasty side effects and can cause permanent damage, just like ST3.
STDs harms your body and have names like HIV, Chlamydia, or syphilis. Sound Transit’s ST3 tax scheme harms your financial future with names like car taxes, property taxes, and sales taxes.
The tax contagion of ST3, like many STDs, is dominantly spread by “super carriers.” ST3’s super carriers are usually politicians, lobbyists,bureaucrats and corporations who expect to take your money for their own dreams and schemes. They may look good on the outside, but they attempt to infect everyone with whom they come in contact.
ST3 is extremely contagious.
If ST3 is contracted by the voters in November, it will be impossible to quarantine nearby communities from the inevitable, relentless contagion and pandemic of ever expanding taxes and shrinking services. Like most STDs, ST3 may spread through action (or legislation passed) in the dark of the night, but it will infect us for the rest of our days.
ST3, like many STDs can mutate and adapt.
What appears a simple tax today may evolve into a complex antibiotic resistant, malignant “Super Tax” that can become all but unstoppable to modern medicine like initiatives, legislation, or common sense.
To save others from catching ST3, we must have “the talk” with our neighbors, friends, and children. We must not hide in shame or be embarrassed to talk about ST3.
We must encourage everyone we know to just vote “NO” on ST3 in November. This is the only perfect prophylactic protection to stop the spread of the ST3 taxation contagion.
Our Constitution begins with the phrase “we the people.” It was the founder’s intent that government be created by the people, to serve the people. It wasn’t their intention for the people to serve the government. It was always intended that government which failed to serve the people should be “altered or abolished.” Until we return to the founder’s intent, we remain We the Governed…
Serious reasons to vote No on ST3: