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tomami20x

You have to be kidding me. Elected officials are playing with foam balls at an off-site government meeting, at tax payer expense (how many of you in the private sector can relate to just this portion of the story?). Previous to this play event, one of the esteemed attendees filed personal bankruptcy, and yet continued to serve as a steward of the public treasury (how can anyone with a clear mind feel qualified to vote in matters involving revenue or expenditures when they can't control their own finances?). Finally, to top things off, this same attendee files a damage lawsuit in order to recover a $500K judgement, which ultimately will be paid by the taxpayer. Ms. Harris is an embarrassment even by local political standards.

July 5, 2012 at 8:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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You have to be kidding me. Elected officials are playing with foam balls at an off-site government meeting, at tax payer expense (how many of you in the private sector can relate to just this portion of the story?). Previous to this play event, one of the esteemed attendees filed personal bankruptcy, and yet continued to serve as a stewart of the public treasury (how can anyone with a clear mind feel qualified to vote in matters involving revenue or expenditures when they can't control their own finances?). Finally, to top things off, this same attendee files a damage lawsuit in order to recover a $500K judgement, which ultimately will be paid by the taxpayer. Ms. Harris is an embarrassment even by local political standards.

July 5, 2012 at 7:53 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

tomami20x

We recently learned that Bill Gates Sr. was able to buy enough signatures to ensure that I-1098 ("tax the rich") will be on November's ballot. As a property & business owner in both Washington and Oregon, I can tell you that the comparable initiative recently passed in Oregon has resulted in business leaving the state and higher-income residents moving north or east (ironically, to Clark County or more permanent low-tax states like Nevada or Texas). The number of middle-class jobs lost in Washington due to a "tax the rich" scheme will be equally huge, particularly in an era when money can move across state or national lines in a heartbeat. Voting for I-1098 will only force the very people who create opportunities to move to tax-advantaged jurisdictions, which will further harm a difficult economy. I only hope that voters of this great state will allow our economy to heal and vote NO on this amazingly harmful initiative being championed by a well intentioned, but misguided liberal from Seattle.

July 13, 2010 at 9:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )