Seattle Times editorial (1/13/2010) -- Two years ago, this page supported I-960, and we still do. The situation in Olympia now is what the people had in mind when they passed it. Legislators are playing with dynamite if they repeal it.
In the morning a series of tax votes will begin. Individual Democratic legislators in swing districts will be let off the tax votes. What?
Yeah...there are so many Dems in both houses that each swing district D will only have to give a couple tax votes...if any. The D's in downtown Seattle, Everett, Tacoma, and Spokane will pony up with the tax votes because their constituents like the taxes. Kastama, Eide, Kauffman, etc...won't have to tax. (I will take a roll call to see.)
But, come fall, the voters will remember the PARTY. Like the D's ran against Bush in '08, the R's will run against the policies of taxation brought by the D's in '10.