Biased headline: “Democrats Risk Fiscal Cliff by Targeting Top Earners’ Break” The article discusses President Obama’s threat to allow the automatic cuts to take place if the Republicans don’t agree to end the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. But the title implies that the Democrats would be to blame if that happened.
Last Friday, three Democrats joined forces with Republicans in the Washington Senate to force through a version of the state budget that cuts education and services for the state’s most vulnerable residents. Much has already been said about passage of a major bill without one word of public testimony. It may now take a special […]
The week’s New Yorker has an article “Tax Time: why we pay” by Jill Leopre. The article decries the failure of liberals to defend taxation. Here’s some history about the 1920s anti-tax efforts of Andrew Mellon and other rich people. “The American Bankers League renamed itself the American Taxpayers League, and began sponsoring, providing literature […]
(April 20, 2017) — The Legislature is wrapped up in discussions about how to fund (or not fund) K-12 education. But if you look under the covers, you will see that these very same elected representatives and senators are intent on defunding Sound Transit 3. Instead of simply abiding by the voters’ approval of the […]