Hey, Washingtonians! Do you like giving away your money?
Washington State has one of the most regressive tax systems in the nation. Due to the lack of an income tax, due to tax exemptions for large corporations, due to the reliance on the sales tax, and due to decades of tax cuts for the well-to-do, the wealthiest 1% of Washingtonians pay an average of […]
How the federal government backstops our economy
My son Owen and I just drove across half the country. He has a summer job in St. Paul, Minn., and we are giving him our 10-year-old car. Hence, a road trip! Driving along I-90 and I-94 for 1,800 miles gives you time to reflect on our nation’s transportation system. Did it just spring up, […]
The myth that the Dems are as bad as the Repugs
[Yesterday I posted to OpEdNews the article copied below. Contributors to and readers of OpEdNews tend to be quite progressive or socialist. Many of them refuse to support the Democratic Party, saying that it’s as bad as (or worse than) the Republicans. You can read comments on my article (155 comments at the time of […]