The hearing room was packed full of the pigs feeding at the trough. But lots of the good guys showed up too. Please watch my brief but potent 60 second testimony against the Democrats’ destructive rent control bill. I really want your feedback. Also, there’s still time to register your opposition to it — I make it easy. 

Fri, Feb 23, 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

There’s no doubt there were blue skies in Olympia yesterday.

But there were definitely storm clouds inside.

The committee room was packed:

Almost everyone there showed up to testify on ESHB 2114 which would impose stringent rent control in Washington state.

So the Democrat chair did what all the Democrats do — she made it the LAST ITEM on the agenda.

Why?

To get our people to give up, leave early, stop watching it on ZOOM, and wait for the reporters and TV cameras to leave.

So we all had to sit there for 3 hours as they did their “executive sessions,” extended time-outs to “caucus” (privately gab w/ one another), and then slog through lengthy “staff briefings.”

All those things were purposely done to chew up the clock so there would very little time at the end for citizen testimony on the Democrats’ destructive rent control bill.

The only good thing about it was that it gave me a lot of time to write down what I wanted to say. That was important because I knew I’d only get 60 seconds if I was called at all.

But I was and I did testify.

Click on this image to watch it:

If for some reason you can’t watch it, here’s what I said: 

Tim Eyman from Bellevue.

The laws of economics and the laws of supply & demand apply to housing.

Bills that change the RCW’s cannot suspend these immutable laws.

And giving ‘rent control’ a different name doesn’t change that.

More importantly, the government does not own these properties – property owners do.

It is theirs. They bought it and they own it.

And the government has no right to interfere with it.

The government isn’t telling Amazon to cap their prices.

The government isn’t ordering Microsoft to give away their products for free.

You’re only mandating property owners do those things.

You need to stop scape-goating and demonizing property owners.

Rent control has never worked and never will.

The math doesn’t work.

Housing will never become more affordable when rent control decreases its’ availability.

This bill is completely nuts.

Thank you for your consideration. 

Right after I was done, there was applause from some in the audience.

The Democrat chairwoman had a meltdown, banged her gavel, and shooshed ’em.

It was like she was saying “stop showing support for what he said, stop smiling, stop enjoying yourselves, knock it off.” 

It was pretty priceless.

I really want your feedback — I need it so I can get better at representing us.

I was incredibly happy that so many of our supporters were also called up and each gave really compelling testimony.

GREAT JOB!

We’ve also done very well showing our opposition.

Last I checked, the official record showed:

2601 people were registered “con”

And 3464 were “pro”

So right now, we’re at 43% “con”

There’s still time to register your opposition if you haven’t already.

Do it before the end of the day.

I’ve made it really easy.

1) Click here

2) Then click on:

3) Then click on:

4) Under Position, click on “Con”

5) Fill out the rest of the form and then click on “Submit Registration”

Thank you for helping me stop the Democrats’ destructive rent control bill. 

Is it any wonder Bully Bob Ferguson is so desperate 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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Let’s make sure this never happens to anyone else ever again.

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.

Onward!

Tim Eyman

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

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

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