I wish I lived in Washington state so I could vote for this ballot initiative today:
This measure would require the Washington State Seal to depict a tapeworm attached to a taxpayerâ€™s intestine, encircled by the words: Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every taxpayer.
The ballot initiative is legit. I pulled the information from the Washington Secretary of State’s website, which also includes this longer summary (and the complete text in PDF):
This measure would require the seal of the State of Washington to be changed to depict a vignette of a tapeworm dressed in a three-piece suit attached to the lower intestine of a taxpayer shown as the central figure. The seal would be required to be encircled with the following words: “Committed to sucking the life blood out of each and every tax payer.” The illustration would be selected from submissions submitted by taxpayers.
The initiative would carry no force of law because Washington’s state seal can only be changed by constitutional amendment, but a vote for Initiative 1069 is a great way to make a statement.
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