Re: “Majority in state support sales-tax hike, poll says” (TNT, 11-29).
No, I will not vote for an increase in the sales tax. First, it is the most regressive tax out there. Second, our wonderful legislators just voted to give a $42 million bailout to Wenatchee for an arena with one hand, while cutting support of schools and needed services for the poor with the other.
Now, if our enlightened reps could find the courage to revamp our tax system and include a progressive income tax, I’d dance to the polls to vote yes. At last the rich would be returning their fair share to the public coffers.
Meantime, I shall support no increase.