If you haven’t already heard, Tim Eyman’s latest terroristic attack, Initiative 1033, will be on the ballot this November. WFSE has joined the coalition to oppose I-1033 because the measure will destroy vital public services at the state, county and city level.
Initiative 1033 is already a proven failure. Tim Eyman’s latest Initiative uses the same failed formula as the “TABOR” law passed in Colorado, which led to deep cuts to public schools, roads and highways, and children’s health care. It did so much damage to the state’s economy that in 2005, Coloradans voted to suspend the law.
I-1033 will also make it harder for us to dig out of the recession. The national recession has cost our state thousands of jobs and forced billions in cutbacks to important public services. I-1033 will force even deeper cuts and lock them in for years to come – meaning more job losses, more hard times for Washington families, and a longer delay waiting for our economy to recover.
Eyman’s initiative will mean more bad news for our communities and small businesses. I-1033 will make things harder than ever for local communities already struggling to maintain basic services such as road repair, libraries and public safety. Small businesses rely on those services, and oppose I-1033 because they will continue to suffer during a prolonged recession.
Times are tough enough already – let’s not make them worse. Let's defeat I-1033.
WFSE/AFSCME, the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Microsoft, the Seattle Children’s Alliance, the Nature Conservancy, AARP, Washington Education Association and the Washington State Hospital Association have already joined the effort to say “No” to another harmful Tim Eyman initiative in Washington. Hopefully you will too.
For more information go to www.no1033.com. To get involved in the campaign, send an e-mail or call April at 1-800-562-6002.
In the meantime, if you've had it up to your eyebrows with Tim Eyman's self-serving demagoguery, you can get some temporary relief here. -- Dennis