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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Governor Gregoire to increase taxes

Gregoire finally announced the specifics of her plan to deal with the state's overspending - She really plans to increase of the base sales tax to 7%. The total sales tax you pay will vary according to the rate in the taxing authority you live in. Seattle will be 10%. This will cost taxpayers at least $5 billion over the next 10 years. Don't think this sales tax hike will be "temporary".

Gregoire's political pals announced higher gas taxes and car tab taxes costing taxpayers $21 billion over the next 10 years. Gregoire has had a long running affair with raising fuel taxation. In November, the voters rejected a 2 cents per can of pop in taxes. Instead of taking the hint, Gregoire is pushing for $26 billion in higher taxes.

Washington State voters need to un-elect a politicians whose only skills are taking more of our money, mis-managing state government, and making a bad economy even worse. Gregoire and her tax and spend Demo-buddies need to go.

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A couple of possible new fees/taxes you'll be seeing

HB 2166 - A new and additional tax on "solid fuel burning devices" (wood stoves). Buy a sweater.
SB 5981 - A seed dealer license fee, which will primarily impact "Grown in Washington" foods. The impact would be small, but the attitude is all wrong.

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