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Saying No to any tax increase

To the editor:

I'm sure you have heard the news that Governor Christine Gregoire wants to tax you even move by increasing the sales tax statewide. Are you kidding me? We are already taxed enough, being in the top five states in the nation for excessive taxation (cigarette tax, liquor tax, sales tax, property tax, and B & O tax).

The truth of the matter is that the state of Washington takes in more than enough to operate the state efficiently.

What needs to be done is to cut government at all levels from the top positions on down. Not only do we need to cut out some job positions, but salaries as well. We need to cut salaries of all top officials such as department directors, assistant directors, superintendents, assistant superintendents, etc. Also dozens of programs we could do without.

If we did these things, then there would be plenty of revenue to go around for education, transportation, law enforcement, fire protection, etc.

Please don't be fooled by Governor Gregoire and some of your legislators when they say that there isn't enough funds to pay for the priorities of government (core functions) to efficiently run the state of Washington.

She (the governor) and they (the legislature) are wrong when they say that there is not sufficient revenue. If the necessary cuts made now, then we will have the revenue to run the state without tax increases in this wonderful state of Washington.

Aren't we taxed enough already (Tea)? Think about it.

I will surely vote No on any tax increases. Tell your representatives to say No to any new taxes.

 

Rob Daugherty

Olalla

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