Washington State Op-Ed: Pay-per-mile tax the fight of our financial lives (audio report)

For 20 years, I have closely chronicled the tsunami that is going to crash over every single family in Washington. On Tuesday afternoon, the Washington State Transportation Commission is voting on this tsunami in the form of a pay-per-mile tax — the next step in making every single road in the region a toll road.

People have accused me in the past of hyperbole. They say, “No way, Monson — there’s no way that could ever come true. They cannot toll every road.” But 20 years ago, in 1999, I told you it was the state’s 20-year-plan. I had the documents. A mole in the planning meetings passed them to me. And here we are, 20 years later, and it is unfolding exactly like I said it would.