Tax fallacies from Seattle mayor

April 22nd, 2017 by Ken

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray has said he will ask the city council to enact an income tax on large incomes.  He says it will be only for people who make $200,000 a year.   He also plans to ask for reductions in some other forms of taxes.

They re several problems with that proposal.

The State Supreme Court has previously ruled that cities cannot implement an income tax on their own.   Murray is obviously hoping this liberal court will overturn that restriction.

Then, we all know that the level of $200,000 will soon be lowered to $150,000, then $100,000 and eventually extended to anyone with an income.

About reducing other taxes.  We all know that taxes are never reduced for long.  They too eventually rise back up to where they were initially.  And, we know that taxes are never eliminated.   Here’s an example.   In 1919 the State of Washington put a few cents tax on each package of cigarettes sold to pay a bonus to all state residents who had served in World War I.   That tax has never gone away and continues to increase every year.

The Seattle mayor is trying to get those making less than $200,000 a year to vote in the tax.  Beware – – because you too will soon be paying.

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