With Sound Transit constantly revising its cost estimates for its latest $54 billion tax-grabbing scam, it can be difficult to estimate how much more you would pay in taxes should the Sound Transit 3 (ST3) scheme pass. If you take the transit agency’s word for it, the typical taxpayer would pay an additional $14 per month in new taxes (or $169 more per year).
Of course, you shouldn’t take Sound Transit’s word for it — the transit agency has not given taxpayers a reason to trust its promises.
The goal for Sound Transit officials is, ultimately, to force drivers out of their cars and onto public transportation — hence, the high tax increases. Already, lefty groups like the American Public Transportation Association are pitching “cost-saving” estimates, including that Seattle-area families would save $11,040 yearly by dropping a car.
In order to provide clarity for working families, the No on ST3 campaign created a tax calculator. By inputting data, you can find out how much you can expect to pay in ST3 taxes.
You can find the calculator here.
Sound Transit has promised to come out with its own calculator — which, we expect, will somehow reflect lower costs to taxpayers. And it probably won’t include the hundreds of dollars which you already pay for ST1 and ST2.