As Shift reported, a King County Superior Court judge ruled that the voter-approved Initiative 1366 is unconstitutional. Democrats – including Jay Inslee – applauded the judge’s decision despite the fact that, time and time again, Washingtonians have voiced their support for supermajority protection against tax increases.
Notably, an overwhelming 65% of respondents to a recent survey said legislators should give voters a chance to weigh in and vote on a constitutional amendment.
Well, the state Supreme Court has granted an expedited review for an appeal of the ruling. Oral arguments are scheduled to begin on March 15th. Conveniently, that’s five days after the state Legislature is supposed to adjourn.
The “expedited” hearing could be expedited for some time this month, but that would mean the court would have to justify why it will, again, strike down a voter-approved initiative while the state Legislature is still in session. This way, the court has six weeks to make-up something that sounds plausible and issue it without any chance of response from legislators.
You don’t need a crystal ball to see which way this “impartial” ruling will come down conveniently just after the legislature adjourns. If the Marxists…er…Democrats sit on their hands long enough to require a special session, how will the supreme lefties delay their ruling?
I’m sure those Nazi’s..er..Republicans will also sit on their hands long enough to have another session. Wouldn’t be the first time, nor the last time this happens.
You must have been on a sabbatical to Burkina Faso completing your doctorate on “how to feel good about yourself” during the last legislative term otherwise you’d know the adults in the legislature submitted a balanced budget in the regular session while the Marxist’s stupidly held out for a state income tax (that voters have repeated said no to) for not one but two special sessions before caving with nothing.
By the way, Nazi is a German acronym for National Socialist Party. Same as Socialist’s, Marxist’s, Communist’s and Democrat’s everywhere. It’s all about government control for you and your ilk but you’re to ignorant to realize it, plus it sounds really cool to call people names you don’t know the meaning of. Fool.
Capt T. says
If the voters win with super majorities against taxation… WTF do they keep voting for Democrats who legislate these increases? I mean seriously…. how ignorant is the voter?
Capt T. Same reason as why voters keep voting for people who want to cut the working people’s wages and benefits. When you can explain that, then you will know, most likely, why the continue voting that way. As to how ignorant is the voter, when you find your two answers, you will understand how many really are ignorant.