Saturday, April 10, 2010

Business and Occupation Tax Coming Down The Pike

I thought I would bring forward a comment from my FB account:

"Bev R. is correct but it is not 'do not want' the B&O tax, it is we 'can not afford'
the increase in the B&O tax. It is WA State' punishment to local business for
daring to produce revenue with or without a profit!

Dear Readers...part of this is punishment. Small business backed "out the door with you!" We are killing the goose that lays the golden egg. We are in a great recession! Take a look at the downtown areas of YOUR town!

Today, I will be delivering that message at the King County 31st District caucus and at the Pierce County Republican Convention. After that I will be down the road and at my floor desk to take the votes. Presumably there will be some. Tuesday is the last day of the 30 day special session called by the governor to pass a budget. The majority party has not been able to come to agreement. There are so many of them. In the Senate of 49 members there are only 18 Republicans.


Anonymous said...

If the republican party was run like any real business and worked to recruited talent there might be more...alas in Washington "republican" really means random people who are too conservative to call themselves moderate or conservative democrats..which means they dont belong in government because they cant represent the diverse, progressive population that this state has.

Its not governments job to teach the people which values to follows, rather the opposite. If nominees want to preach their opinions and values they should join a religion or the media. If they want to represent the people..they gotta go with the flow. The people on this state most certainly do not swallow what the national republican party is preaching.

You dont win a culture war by outvoting people and changing the laws..thats oppression. You win it by teaching and setting an example. Last time I checked very few of our government representatives were walking the talk of Jesus in their own lives.

/rant off

Anonymous said...

not one of flowery words but thought you might appreciate some humor...

I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them. ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952

Every two years the American politics industry fills the airwaves with the most virulent, scurrilous, wall-to-wall character assassination of nearly every political practitioner in the country - and then declares itself puzzled that America has lost trust in its politicians. ~Charles Krauthammer

An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. ~George Eliot, Felix Holt, Chapter 5 (Thanks Julie!)

Mankind will never see an end of trouble until... lovers of wisdom come to hold political power, or the holders of power... become lovers of wisdom. ~Plato, The Republic

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy. ~Martin L. Gross, A Call for Revolution, 1993

Politics: A strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. ~Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary,1911

We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office. ~Aesop

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field. ~Albert Einstein

We have plenty of Confidence in this country, but we are a little short of good men to place our Confidence in. ~Will Rogers

Politics is war without bloodshed, while war is politics with bloodshed. ~Mao Zedong

A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman thinks of the next generation. ~James Freeman Clarke, Sermon one of a multitude, i sincerely appreciate you,
Senator Pam Roach.