Pay More Get Less

A friend of mine forwarded this to me. It's another fine example of how, out of touch the legislators here is Washington are with the public. Sen. Rodney Tom, (D-Medina) proposed bill SB 6900 that would charge an additional cost to vehicle licensing fees based on engine displacement. For example, engine size (liters) Rate Schedule:
Up to 1.9 $0
2.0 - 2.9 $70
3.0 - 3.9 $225
4.0 - 4.9 $275
5.0 - 5.9 $325
6.0 - 7.9 $400
8.0 or over $600

First of all, I'd like to point out that we used to pay quite a bit in licensing, until Tim Eyman helped push through a voter referendum that cut it down to our current rates. Obviously the legislators are aware that we don't want to pay excessive taxes on our vehicle licensing.

All you Medina readers out there who like driving around in your Hummers, BMW's, and Escalades, remember the name Rodney Tom next time he us up for election in your district. And remember how he wants to make you pay a lot of money on those fancy vehicles of yours.

In reading over the Washington Votes site, it appears the legislation didn't make it out of committee. But it was proposed once, and could happen again. Personally I'm not to happy about the idea of paying $225.00 each year on my Toyota. So Median readers, help us set an example by voting this joker out of office, and let the rest of the out of touch politicians know if they ever try this again, they will get the boot as well.

How to contact your representatives:

Also, here is a list of other bills Rodney has proposed:

He's apparently really into taxes. Check out SB 5891 Creating an income tax upon professional athletes


eccentri city said…
When I look at proposals, I want them to make sense. I think gas should cost twice as much as it does now. I think cities with larger block sizes and poor urban planning around cars, not people, should be subsidised less.

But what the hell does engine size have to do with lisencing? It just doesn't make any damn sense.
CM said…
Dude, I'm right there with you. when I look at some of the other ones this guy has proposed, they make no sense at all.

I looked up Paull Shin, who represents for my district. I have to say most of his weren't that bad. Like "Encouraging water efficiency" and "Creating a sales tax refund for low-income students".

He did have a couple odd ones though, "Creating incentives to encourage the preservation of manufactured/mobile home communities."