THE CAMEL’S NOSE UNDER THE TENT FLAP – A STATE INCOME TAX

THE CAMEL’S NOSE UNDER THE TENT FLAP – A STATE INCOME TAX

Bill Gates Sr is advocating a state income tax and it will probably be on the ballot. What makes this attractive to most people is that it is being promoted on the basis that it is a tax only on the wealthy. Tax Everyone else gets off scot free, they claim. This inome tax wouldn't impact the great majority of people the proponents say. However, we all know that there are only two things you can't avoid and taxes is one of them. Once the camel's nose is under the tent flap, it's all over folks. Taxes always grow and especially income taxes. Let's remember that when the federal income tax was passed, it was promoted as only impacting the wealthy top 7 percent and the people were told the average American would never have to worry about paying it. We all know that turned out to be a big lie. Politicians have an insatiable need for money.

California is a good example of expanding tax demands. It has the highest sales tax in the nation – 8.25% AND a maximum state income tax of 10.3%. To put it another way, adopting a state income tax will not result in less sales tax, property tax or any other additional state tax no matter what is promised because once an income tax is adopted the horse is out of the barn. Promises of tax relief by adopting another taxing method are worth as much as Confederate money. While there may be some temporary  tax relief in the beginning, if a state income tax is adopted, it is only a matter of time everyone will be paying it as well as sales tax, property tax etc etc.

2 thoughts on “THE CAMEL’S NOSE UNDER THE TENT FLAP – A STATE INCOME TAX

  1. Sneaky, to get income tax, for all, in Washington. I have not seen a Tax, Fee, and what ever you can call it, go away. I thought, oh, oh, here comes the income tax for the state of Wa., and recall Gates a few years ago recomended a State Income Tax, but knew could not get enough votes, to amend the constition. We need an investigation, how many people, especially DSHS, AND WORKMANS COMP, employees are getting full pay and not working, not going into the office and not producing a thing. I have a source that told me it would be well over l00, not working because time off feel they are descrimanated against, cannot get along, passed over for promotion, etc. Take off and case is investigated for a couple of years. Too many employees doing very little, this is a norm for government, but State of Wa., is really bad. Look at the Atty Generals Office, number of atty.s, clerks, investigators, but try very few cases and have a terrible track record, yet get paid a competitive wage. We need reform in this area, and we would not need so much more money. CB

  2. He has a second book where he gets into even more detail than the Black Swan book which is a better read.
    I would also highly recommend Malcolm Blackwell’s books–I particularly liked Blink.

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