Fighting Olympia’s tax hikes — a tug-of-war that never ends
We’ve been trying to protect taxpayers for the past 16 years. Every year, it’s a battle. Every legislative session, it’s a fight. It’s a never-ending tug-of-war.
And there’s a simple reason for that: when it comes to the special interests that get our tax dollars, they always want more. There’s no ceiling — the sky’s the limit.
Next year, they will be receiving nearly $3 billion more than the last budget cycle. That’s almost 10% higher. 10%!
But they say that’s not enough — they still they want more. If the increase was 20%, they’d still demand more.
We have one of the highest gas taxes in the nation — but they want to raise it.
We have one of the highest sales taxes in the country — nearly 10% — but politicians say the debate next year will be: should they increase it to 11% or 12%?
Cities and counties say it’s their top legislative priority to take away any limit on property tax increases.
Taxes and fees are already sky high, wages are flat, and the Democrats’ response is a tax-hiking free-for-all.