As we all know, the CTran taxing district was a scam put together by the downtown mafia/Chamber of Horrors/CRUDEC types who really didn't want to here the word "no" from 100,000 voters... they just wanted to extort their tax increase from us by including every retail center of any size in the county as a point to pay the tax while excluding tens of thousands of us from being allowed to have a say.
Democrat Commissioner and PCO candidate Marc Boldt, (Who, in the interests of full disclosure, is my brother-in-law and my former boss in the Washington State House) voted for this massive rip off, along with every other democrat involved in the scam which was implemented after yet another horrific CTran defeat back in 2005.
A gerrymandered district that would have put Boss Hogg to shame... a district where every possible precinct that voted "no" was eliminated from the vote while every possible location that collects sales tax was included... disenfranchising most of rural Clark County, enabling the few in Vancouver proper to slam the residents of the rest of the county with a tax increase we were not allowed to vote on.
So, when you hear from Jaime Herrera, or any candidate like Liz Pike, that they want a "district-wide vote" that phrase, in effect, means they "want to silences 100,000+ voters from being allowed to participate in the vote... they don't want us to have any say.you've got to wonder: why do they support disenfranchising tens of thousands of voters from having a say... but not from paying the tax?
This is currently displayed on her campaign web site:
By "supporting a district wide vote," instead of a COUNTY WIDE VOTE, Pike is emulating Leavitt, Stuart, Boldt, Miller and many other supporters who are not interested in the will of the people.
Settling for a pre-ordained faux vote of the variety those supporting this gerrymandering advocate provides, essentially, a pre-ordained outcome.
Courage requires something much more.
It requires standing up for those of us denied a voice by those who view us as an unfortunate impediment to their agenda.
Pike is, apparently, one of those.
Where's a Republican when you need one?