Tim Eyman is Half Correct
Tim Eyman is half correct: let’s lower the sales tax by 1%. The sales tax is regressive and is too too high.
But in addition, let’s establish a progressive income tax, capital gains tax, and/or Wall Street transaction tax, to restore fairness to our regressive tax system.
After all, the Republicans raised taxes on the poor and the middle class when they raised the regressive gas tax. But they protected the unfairly low taxes that the rich enjoy. We have too much Socialism in America: Socialism for the rich.
In short, the Republican mantra about wanting to keep taxes low is a hypocritical lie. We progressives would lower taxes for most people and restore fairness to our tax system.