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TAXES: Sales tax already high enough

Letter by Judy M. Golder, Orting on Dec. 5, 2011 at 1:05 pm | 11 Comments »
December 5, 2011 2:21 pm

Raise the sales tax? We all ready have one of the highest state sales tax in the nation.

If state money managers are seriously looking for ways to balance the budget, why aren’t they stemming the flood of fraud, waste and abuse of resources within their own purview?

I’m appalled at the daily media reports regarding government mismanagement, waste of funds, mysterious losses of funds/assets, fraud, corruption and scandal at every level of our city, state and federal government.

If I were fiscally irresponsible with my household budget and couldn’t pay my bills, should I expect the other taxpayers in the state to pay them for me? For heaven’s sakes, we are paying these elected officials to do a job for us,  not to come crying for more money when they fail to adequately perform their jobs.

With “average Joe” taxpayer bailing out banks, mega-corporations, government programs and even other countries, what will happen when average Joe taxpayer has no money left?


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