Telling Voters the Truth About Prop 1

The texts of the NoToProp1.Org radio, television and Voters Pamphlet Statement follow. Links to the sources of specific information cited, to other research, and to our research associates are in the red column on the right of your screen. We have also included links to other Prop 1 opponents.

You can listen to our radio and television voter messages by clicking on the links below, and you can see the NoToProp1.Org animated banner ad playing throughout this website. We also encourage you to email these MP3 files to your friends. These are a continuing series, so keep an eye on this space, to see and hear the others.

2008 Voter Messages

Radio: The Wrong Tax at the Wrong Time

Radio: But They Just Won't Listen

Radio: I Know What They Want

2007 Voter Messages

Radio: $157,000,000,000 Informative

Radio: John & Martha: Prop 1 Doubles Our Taxes

Radio: Why Ron Sims Says No to Prop 1

Radio: Prop 1 Confused

Radio: Prop 1 Is A Stinky Mess

TV: Prop 1 Costs Too Much, and Does So Little

Text of NoToProp1.Org Radio

Both presidential candidates, both candidates for Governor, and most economists agree- this is the wrong time to raise taxes on working families. But Sound Transit simply won't listen.

Prop 1 is the biggest local tax increase in Washington State, ever.

Do you know how many tens of thousands of dollars Prop 1 taxes you and your family?

Prop 1 more than doubles its part ofthe local sales tax, forever...increasing the sales tax to ten per cent in some places.

Prop 1 is more Sound Transit promises, but can you name one promise they have kept? Their Ten-Year Plan of 1996 is billions over budget and at least ten years behind schedule.

Last year,voters said NO to Prop1 because it costs too much, does too little, and takes too long. Even Sound Transit admits Prop 1 won't reduce traffic congestion.

That's why the Seattle Times says, "Reject Prop 1's Tax."

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NoToProp1.Org Voters' Pamphlet Statement 

Just last year, voters said No to Prop 1, but Sound Transit simply won't listen.  We said No because Prop 1 costs too much, does too little, and takes too long.

No To More Taxes:

Do you know how many tens of thousands of dollars Prop 1 taxes you and your family during your lifetimes?

Prop 1 more than doubles its part of the regressive local sales tax, forever...increasing the overall sales tax to 10% in some places.

No To More Empty Promises:

Can you name one promise Sound Transit has made, and kept?

Remember their Ten-Year Plan of 1996?  It's billions of dollars over budget and at least ten years behind schedule.

Look closely at Sound Transit's Prop 1 light rail plan.  Few will ever ride it, because it doesn't go anywhere most of us go.

And Sound Transit admits their plans won't reduce traffic congestion.

Most of Sound Transit's riders are taken from existing bus routes, only a few are "new" riders.  Clearly, we can do better.

The Wrong Tax, At The Wrong Time:

Prop 1 is the biggest local tax increase in Washington State, ever.

No to More Taxes for More Empty Promises: 

For the existing taxes we pay to Sound Transit, they still owe us more bus service, more Sounder service, light rail from Sea-Tac Airport to the UW or maybe Northgate, and a test ride. 

So why would we give Sound Transit any more of our money until they deliver what we are already taxed for in their Ten-Year Plan of 1996?

Vote No to Prop 1, Again!

Text of NoToProp1.Org 2007 Radio & Television

It isn’t what Prop 1 wants to do with your money that you ought to be concerned about. 

It’s how much of your money Prop 1 plans to take.

One hundred fifty seven billion dollars. 

That’s right. 

Prop 1 costs one hundred fifty seven billion dollars over the next fifty years, averaging almost $2000 per year for most households. 

Prop 1 taxes don’t end, ever. 

Prop 1 is the biggest local tax increase anywhere in America, ever.

Prop 1 doubles its part of the local sales tax.

Prop 1 doubles--even triples--the car tab tax, too.

You already voted No to car tab taxes. 

This time, when you vote No to Prop 1, they’ll listen.

Because it costs too much, and does so little, Prop 1 is opposed by the Sierra Club.

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