Overwhelming number of people speak in favor of Seattle income tax

Normal (Adam Smith free market) America, including Seattle, would become great again. Some don’t care about America, only about becoming great themselves.

Fellowship of the Minds

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I’m so glad I moved away from that proggie-infested area.

From MyNorthwest.com: An overwhelming number of people spoke in support of a citywide income tax in Seattle on Wednesday at City Hall.

People in support of taxing the richest residents cited everything from “simple justice,” to the untapped pool of money that could be used to deal with pressing problems like homelessness and drug abuse.

The proposed tax would be 1.5 percent on adjusted gross income over $250,000 per year. Councilmember Lisa Herbold says there are still many undecided details, chiefly how that income level would be calculated.

The legal basis for such a selective tax is shaky and whatever the final form, legal analysts and the city attorney’s office believe there would be a legal fight to make the tax stick. But that isn’t quieting support for such a tax.

 “They stole from the workers, so rise up…

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