The city of Seattle is gearing up for another income-grabbing tax. This time the city council is taking up the so-called Head Tax.
This is a tax hike piled on to so many tax hikes and confiscatory policies that it may be the metaphorical straw that breaks the camel’s back. This ludicrous idea is supposedly to alleviate the city’s horrific housing situation. Yes, once again, the citizens of Seattle are being asked for more of the same. If a situation, after throwing tens of millions of dollars at it, is not getting better then the simple answer is to extort more money from the taxpayers and throw more money at the problem.
After all, this is how they fix transportation, education, pollution, health care and all the other societal ailments both real and made up. It’s laughable how one political party essentially creates a problem, then uses guilt and intimidation to make you pay for its solution.
Cities all around the country have great success stories dealing with similar issues, yet those success stories are censored and screened from you, deliberately I might add, so that you don’t know what option you have.
Goodness knows that a conservative has any chance of being elected in Seattle, or King Country for that matter. Why? Because adopting any conservative ideas is a blatant rejection of the opposite position and there you have the reason for the head tax. This tax will pass by the way, simply because the alternatives are not politically correct. Don’t believe me? Look at the price of gas.