Shift has reported several times, most recently here and here, about the fight by liberal activists to create an income tax in Olympia. Their stated goal is to help students pay for college, but even some of the activists admit the real goal is to get a case before the State Supreme Court to overturn years of precedent and allow a state income tax.
That’s why it is somewhat ironic that those pushing the local income tax are back in the news trying to strike the words “income tax” from the description that would appear on the ballot people would use to vote. The city filed this ballot tile: “Initiative Measure No. 1 concerns establishment of a 1.5% annual income tax within the City.”
However, proponents say that would be biased against their attempt to establish an income tax in the city, and instead want the title to focus on “concerns establishing and funding a college grant program.”
We understand why the liberals pushing the income tax don’t want voters to actually know they would be voting on an income tax. That concept has been rejected by voters nine times already, even if it is a guiding principle for the State Democrat Party.
Stay tuned for more legal fun in Thurston County…
Clay Fitzgerald says
The libtwits can call it anything they want, but it’s still an income tax and they know it. The cowards can’t be honest in any respect.
Stephen Serafin says
If it quacks like a duck and walks like a duck, it must be a duck? Nah, it an involuntary donation to the needy.