Re: “Hospitals lose break, car fees rise” (TNT, 11-28).
I find all the outrage and hand-wringing over the Tacoma City Council’s decision not to include a sunset clause when increasing the business and occupation tax for MultiCare and Franciscan health systems very instructive.
We are told that increasing the B&O tax on these two large corporations should have a sunset clause as the city’s budget problems are only temporary.
I guess I missed this argument in March when the council voted to increase the sales tax by 0.1 percent and just recently approved a $20 tax on car tabs. …