Jay Inslee has spent recent week denying he favors a state income tax, even though (as Shift has repeatedly pointed out) Inslee himself proposed an income tax himself in 2014. Apparently trying to do him a favor in a Seattle blog today, former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn repeats the claim that “Inslee opposes an income tax.”
Of course, McGinn – who was unceremoniously shown from office in his re-election bid in 2013 – sees opposition to raising taxes as a sign of weakness in his party’s gubernatorial nominee, writing that an income tax “would seem to be right in the state Democratic Party wheelhouse. But it’s not. This solid blue state is more conservative than the national party on the issue.”
What McGinn ignores is that the State Democrat Party is very much in favor of an income tax – in fact, it’s a “guiding principle” in the party platform. What McGinn also ignores is that the voters of this state are the reason we don’t have an income tax, as they have voted one down all nine times it has been down on the ballot.
But, apparently McGinn doesn’t think much of the voters having a say in things, which is not surprising given the outcome the last time he was on the ballot.
McGinn won by 51-49 in a low-turnout election, then spent four years trying to stop the SR-99 tunnel. After and because of this malperformance, as even Shift notes, he easily lost his re-election bid.
Never in any of that time was an income tax ever part of Seattle’s civic dialog, so McGinn’s opinion of it is doubly irrelevant.
And he’s still all yours (D)
I’m not a Democrat.
No, you’re a National (Democratic) Socialist. There IS a difference. And he’s still all yours (D)
Nazi-baiting is never a sign of desperation, is it?
I don’t know about Nazi-baiting, but idiot-baiting is always a sign of entertainment, isn’t it? There IS a difference, you know. You openly brag about voting (D) in every election going back 20-25 years, or more, ago, you routinely attack anything that isn’t (D) and you support everything that is (D). And then to say ” I’m not a Democrat” is beyond ludicrous, comrade. Just what *do* you National (Democratic) Socialists call yourselves these days?
I don’t know about Nazi-baiting,
No, you just used the formal term for the Nazi party, and it’s hardly the first time you’ve done so. For once, your claim to abject ignorance of the topic in which you’ve claimed expertise is not believable.
You openly brag about voting (D) in every election going back 20-25 years,
Sure I did. That’s why you quoted me doing so. Evidence, how does it work?!?
The first vote I ever cast was for a Republican Member of Congress. This person stood for balanced budgets, reasonable taxes, separation of church from state, and that government had no business in our bedrooms. Please let me know when you find another Republican who actually stands for those values.
…but idiot-baiting is always a sign of entertainment, isn’t it?
Yes, Biff. Yes, it is. (Call Mike McGinn a Nazi again, just to demonstrate your entertainment value.)
Have we ever heard a Democrat solution to anything that doesn’t involve raising taxes or instituting new taxes?