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February 2, 2010 at 4:38 PM

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Initiative: replace state seal with tapeworm in a suit

Posted by Jim Brunner


New Washington State Seal?

OLYMPIA -- James Vaughn of Orting doesn't think much of state government, judging from the initiative he filed with Secretary of State Sam Reed's office this week.

Vaughn's proposal consists mainly of a few pages of complaining about the many taxes businesses and individuals here have to pay.

In honor of those taxes, he proposes to change the Seal of the State of Washington - currently an image of George Washington - to "a tapeworm dressed in a three pieced suit attached to the taxpayer's rectum."

The lovely image would be encircled with a new state motto of sorts: "Committee [sic?] to sucking the life out of each and every tax payer."

As Reed spokesman David Ammons notes in the office's blog:

"For five bucks and an idea, anyone can file an Initiative to the People - and they do. Most are very serious, while others can be kooky or simply send a message."

Ya think?

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