April 03, 2007
Mrs. Gregoire endorses Tim Eyman's Taxpayer Protection Initiative!
(sort of). The Taxpayer Protection Initiative requires "either two-thirds legislative approval or voter approval for tax increases". At yesterday's news conference, Mrs. Gregoire endorsed voter approval for tax increases, at least for the "paid family leave" proposal:
"If people are going to be taxed, I think they probably need to have a say in that," Gregoire said.
But as much as I want to believe that Mrs. Gregoire has become a tax rebel, that hardly seems plausible
As with the Viaduct, Gregoire is too craven to make a decision. She wouldn't dare cross the business community on this issue and position herself as a hare-brained anti-business liberal. Yet she's afraid to explain to her base that there are limits to government interference in the workplace and that people should just save for a rainy day instead of always expecting government to take care of them.
Posted by Stefan Sharkansky at April 03, 2007
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Catch this one in the PI regarding she wants a survey to gauge support for a Sonics bailout?
You're exactly right, Stefan. Could not have said it better. Her "the people should have a say" stance on this is just another attempt to avoid taking a position on an issue with political ramifications. Same on the Sonics deal, as Swatter points out. But it's what we've come to expect, is it not?
Isn't it time Washington had a governor?
The Paid family leave bill "IS" an income tax of 2%. Subject of course to the neverending raises the democrats will add to it whenever they want.
For those companies and government entities who offer generous paid leave plans, they will most likely cut those plans due to the existance of this plan.
The Government overhead to run this plan will be yet another massive beurocracy. Thus requiring this income tax to be increased, as every tax these people come up with always is.
After the senate passed a massive 64 Billion dollar budget, one would think they could make due with this kind of money, but Mary Margaret from Camano Island, can't even make ends meet with 64 Billion, and is now after even higher taxation.
They all took $16K TO 18K raises this year to boot.
Throw the bums out in 2008, it will serve them right.
4. All I hear is the empty promises of a Governor whose poll numbers are low and is looking toward November 2008.
5. The headline Shark gave this made me think he was extending the April fools day tradition.