That works if your state doesn't have an voter initiative option. Unfortunately WA state does and it has become an abysmal failure since one individual has made it his career to exploit the process. In the mid-1990's he was pissed because his heavy SUV had higher excise tax on it which is paid annually with the license fees. Those monies went directly into our state transportation budget which among other things manages the largest ferry system in the US. This asshat drums up a campaign to completely eliminate this source of funding with no replacement. He never used the ferry system so no skin off his nose. Our state is highly polarized between the agricultural east and the more urban west side of the Cascades. Killing the excise tax was popular with the eastern side (never used the ferry system) and those that hate paying for any govt. service. The initiative passed and we lost transportation funding. This fool filled with success has since made a career (and money) out of exploitation of our initiative system with populist measures to hogtie the very people we elect to keep the state running. 16 yrs later and we have bridges failing, a crippled ferry system, and a gridlocked legislature. And this dude now makes a paid career at destroying democracy. He is too cowardly to run for office and would rather get paid by the wealthy to help further their agendas. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Eyman Fortunately he is now under investigation for misuse of funds. http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article35975415.html side note: In August 2006 a Thurston County judge blocked a tongue-in-cheek initiative (I-831) proposed by Seattle-area computer programmer and blogger David Goldstein that would have allowed voters to criticize - or support - Tim Eyman by declaring, "The citizens of the state of Washington do hereby proclaim that Tim Eyman is a horse's ass."