Inslee’s capital gains tax is an income tax

My compliments to Herald editors who positioned stories regarding Gov. Jay Inslee’s capital gains tax scheme along with the failed search for the hundreds of millions of dollars stolen from our Employment Security Department.

Inslee is fiscally irresponsible! Don’t give that man any more money to have stolen. We work too hard for it. Don’t let the “income tax camel” get its nose under Washington’s “No Income Tax” tent!

Bob Kelly

Everett

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