Conservative ideology is based on protecting rich people from having to pay for the benefits they reap from government: peace at home, stable markets, infrastructure, an educated work force, research, potable water, clean air, public health, etc. Conservatives wasted trillions on corrupt, disastrous wars and are happy to pay subsidies to corporate farmers and Big Oil, but they’re eager to cut food stamps for poor people, crush unions, blame teachers, dismantle public transit, deny science, and restrict the vote. The Norquist No-Tax-Pledge prohibits income taxes but allows regressive sales taxes.
The editorials and cartoons of the local newspaper, the Bellevue Reporter, almost always have an anti-government and anti-taxation message. During the 2010 election cycle, when the high earner’s income tax initiative I-1098 was on the ballot, they published a cartoon depicting government as a fat pig. In response to one of their recent anti-government editorials […]
On September 28, hundreds of people protested the annual dinner of the Freedom Foundation in Bellevue, where the guest speaker was renowned racist Dinesh D’Souza. The Bellevue Reporter print edition had an excellent piece about the protest, including content critical of D’Souza and Trump. Oddly, though, the Bellevue Reporter website doesn’t, as of the time […]
Saturday, January 7th 1:00 – 3:00 pm Unitarian Universalist Church in Downtown Kirkland 308 4th Ave South in Kirkland Directions: http://www.northlakeuu.org/about/directions/ Free and open to the public Sponsored by: The Washington Public Bank Coalition, Northlake Unitarian Universalist Church, Social Justice Committee, Eastside Fellowship of Reconciliation, Washington State Progressive Caucus. Comments comments