To pay for tax cuts for billionaires, perpetual wars, a military budget larger than that of the next largest 10 countries combined, subsidies for Big Oil, welfare for Wall Street banks, hedge fund managers’ tax breaks, the lowest overall tax rates in decades, capital gains tax rates lower than earned income tax rates, rampant corruption, privatization etc.
Whereas the State Revenue shortfall for the current biennium is now about $2 billion and may rise to over $3 billion by June 2012 and Whereas Governor Gregoire has proposed increasing the sales tax which would increase taxes on our poor and middle class by $500 million per year and Whereas our State already has […]
What are the elements of a good quality of life? Good, accessible and affordable health care. Being able to pay your bills. Living in a welcoming home. Having a job with a wage that reflects the value of your work. Knowing your kids can get a good education in our public school system, our community […]