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Washingtonians are being Grubered

The people of Washington are being Grubered. Gov. Inslee has dribbled out his plans for increased State spending by $5 billion dollars. An increase in State spending of 15%. While he promises $1.5 billion in increased public employee wages and benefits, while he talks about income equality, taxing the profits of stock and bond sales, taxing the polluters and a Partridge on a Pear Tree for You. Gov. Inslee has packaged all of this under the typical wrappings of we have to do this for the children, the poor, and to protect the people from the evils of greedy businesses. Gov. Inslee must think that Washingtonians are stupid…that we do not understand that people pay these taxes their government imposes upon them. Businesses do not pay taxes…they are a passed through and paid by the people. Statement by Gov. Inslee: “Both parties are going to conclude — and write this down because it’s going to come to pass ­— both parties will have to find some revenues to meet our educational commitment to our children,” Inslee said. “And when they do, I believe when they open their minds to new ideas … they may conclude it’s better to tax pollution …

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