I’m very proud to announce that our initiatives have saved taxpayers OVER $65 billion so far. New total includes 2024 savings. GREAT NEWS! But the battle continues.

Wed, April 17, 2024

To: Our thousands of supporters throughout the state
(cc’d to the media, house & senate members, and Governor, and other candidates for office)

From: Tim Eyman
Fighting for Taxpayers for 27 years

In the decades prior to 1999, state government was imposing a massive yearly tax for owning a vehicle.

That tax was based on your vehicle’s MANUFACTURERS SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE so it was artificially and massively inflated.

The tax was 2.2% multiplied by your vehicle’s artificially inflated value.

Vehicle owners were forced to pay hundreds and many times thousands of dollars EVERY YEAR just to own their vehicle(s).

But in 1999, voters passed our initiative that repealed it.

Then a judge said that voters were confused.

But then Democrat Governor Gary Locke called a special session and his Democrat-controlled Legislature repealed it.

But the Democrats’ version had a loophole in it.

A lawsuit was filed by some of the Democrats’ allies and if successful, it would have reinstated 1/3 of that old tax.

But before the courts could rule on it, in 2002, voters passed our initiative that repealed that remaining 1/3 and also got rid of some other local charges on vehicles.

Those two $30 Tabs Initiatives have saved taxpayers $41,436,000,000 so far.

That’s right — $41 BILLION.

But we’ve also targeted property taxes over the years.

In 2001, we sponsored and voters passed our initiative that lowered the maximum amount state government and all local governments could increase property taxes (from 6% per government per year to 1% per year).

It was a huge victory.

But then six years later in 2007, the court said voters were “misled” into voting for that initiative.

But then Democrat Governor Chris Gregoire called a special session and her Democrat-dominated Legislature reinstated the 1% limit.

So there you go.

From 2000-2024, our initiatives have saved taxpayers $65,007,000,000.

Over $65 BILLION!

I’m very proud of this.

It really shows how successful our strategy of PERMANENT OFFENSE has been over the years.

All of these victories happened because we worked together and fought for taxpayers.

But the battle continues.

And I’m committed to continuing the fight. 

That’s why Bully Bob Ferguson is trying so hard to impose a lifetime ban on all my future political activity.

I urge you to help me fight back against the AG’s abuse of power by donating to the Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund so that Richard Sanders can get this ridiculously unconstitutional ruling overturned.

Mail your check to:
Tim Eyman Legal Defense Fund
17404 Meridian Ave E #F PMB 176
Puyallup, WA, 98375

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With your help, I will keep fighting for the people across our nation with initiatives, lawsuits, lobbying, and helping elect more freedom-loving elected officials.

I love you all.


Tim Eyman

You can call or text me anytime: 509-991-5295

You can email me anytime:  Tim@TimDefense.com
(I can’t access any of my other email addresses — grrr!)

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