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BUSINESS: Inslee’s focus on high-tech too narrow

Letter by Rick Hjelm, Lakewood on Jan. 14, 2013 at 12:54 pm with No Comments »
January 14, 2013 1:19 pm

Jay Inslee says, “My focus is job creation. I’m going to focus like a laser beam on the things a governor can do” to help small businesses.

The problem is he doesn’t understand small business unless it’s high-tech or union-driven. What about the guy who owns or wants to create a home-building, plumbing, HVAC or electrical company? Inslee’s focus is so narrow, he doesn’t know they exist. State agencies run amok, so the chances of them succeeding are slim.

Inslee says he’s interested in limiting taxes on small business until they make a profit. Oh, I forgot, that was only high-tech companies. Would someone at the top of the state food chain please alert him that there are hundreds of other small businesses in our state that are not high-tech or snuggled up to unions that need the same breaks?

Lest he forget, we do pay taxes and would love to see some reprieve from the oppressive thumb of the past administrations, not just those pet projects he’s got his “laser beam” on.


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