Even with Inslee taking capital gains taxes and business taxes off the table, House and Senate Democrats are so tax-obsessed that in final budget negotiations, they are still insisting on massive tax increases. Democrats’ tax obsession are why they’re in a 2nd special session.
It’s really infuriating that Democrat legislators from outside Seattle won’t listen to what the people have clearly said about taxes.
For over a decade, voters outside Seattle have clearly illustrated their opposition to higher taxes. Year after year, ballot measure after ballot measure all say the same thing: taxpayers don’t support politicians raising taxes.
And even taxpayers supported tax hikes (they don’t), Sound Transit’s $54 billion tax grab has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. There’s no more capacity, no appetite for higher taxes.
But Democrats aren’t listening. And as a result, there’s been special session after special session, delay after delay.
I ask you — RIGHT NOW — to email this, or something like this to ALL legislators:
“House and Senate Democrats, we won’t accept tax increases this year. Even Inslee has admitted defeat and has taken capital gains taxes and business taxes off the table. There’s no public support for tax increases this year – there just isn’t. Even if taxpayers wanted higher taxes, Sound Transit’s 54 billion dollar pig-out makes that impossible. Getting ripped off by skyrocketing car tab taxes has really infuriated people. There’s no way taxpayers will be OK with higher taxes this year, especially when the state is collecting $3 billion in additional revenue from existing taxes. To Democrat legislators: adopt a no-new-taxes budget and go home.”
Cut and paste these email addresses into the To line or BCC line of your email — here’s the 98 House members: