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Aug 22, 2011 jakewa commented on A New Tax on Dancing.
This is a clear example of the difference between a focus on Cutting Spending vs. Increasing Taxation on every single source of income possible to make up budget shortfalls to maintain the status quo of spend, spend, spend.

Current & attempted WA/city taxes: regressive property taxes, B&O tax, admissions tax, employee tax, square footage tax, stadium tax, parking garage tax, increased sales tax, increased parking meters everywhere (tax), 30% increase in liquor tax, Good2Go highway tax, highest gasoline tax in the country (despite a high % of Alaskan oil being pumped through our port!)

Attempted taxes: state income tax, plastic bag tax, coffee tax, soda tax.

Next up: breathing too much air tax, giving birth tax, spousal tax, walking tax, snow removal tax, collected rainwater tax, lawn watering tax, pea patch tax, sitting under a tree tax & charitable giving tax.

When will Washington residents realize electing legislators who prefer to cut unnecessary spending is a better alternative to electing those hell bent on maintaining the status quo by tacking on one more ridiculous tax after another like this?!

FYI: Gregoire took office with a $1.9 billion budget surplus in 2007 and has since spent our state into a $4.6 billion budget deficit in just the past four years!
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Aug 22, 2011 jakewa commented on A New Tax on Dancing.
This is a clear example of the difference between a focus on Cutting Spending vs. Seeking to Tax every single source of income possible to make up budget shortfalls to maintain the status quo.

Current or attempted: Plastic bag tax, gasoline tax, coffee tax, soda tax, B&O tax, admissions tax, employee tax, square footage tax, stadium tax, parking garage tax, increased parking meters everywhere (tax), Good2Go highway tax etc.

Next up: breathing too much air tax, giving birth tax, spousal tax, walking tax, snow removal tax, collected rainwater tax, lawn watering tax, pea patch tax, sitting under a tree tax.

When will Washington residents elect those legislators who prefer cutting spending to adding yet another ridiculous tax!
 
 

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