Re: “Income tax more equitable” (letter, 1-26).
I agree with the letter writer about an income tax for Washington residents. I would add one requirement, however: that the sales tax be eliminated totally.
The sales tax has a number of flaws. It is discretionary, it reduces purchasing power, it is unpredictable and regressive.
A graduated income tax that would replace the sales tax would provide a far more stable base from which to budget and would be much fairer than the current system.