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This election cycle, the state Senate, Legislature and gubernatorial election is vital to your pocketbook.

This election cycle, the state Senate, Legislature and gubernatorial election is vital to your pocketbook.

Washington state has taken pride that we do not have a state income tax. Historically, both political parties have opposed a state income tax. This state taxes consumption, not earnings from working your backside off. This is fair.

However, Democrats in this state are feeling their oats with this wave of a left wing shift across the country. Part of the state Democrats’ platform this year is implementing a state income tax.

With the Democrats controlling the governor’s office and state Legislature and the Republicans barely controlling the state Senate, it is vital to vote for Republicans.

Allow me to inform you how the Democrats will get a state income tax imposed. They will promise to lower the sales tax to 4 percent or so. They will promise to lower the state’s portion of property tax. They may even promise to lower vehicle tabs to $30 a year (have you heard that one before)? This sounds so wonderful and the ignorant lemmings will cheer.

However, within two to four years, the Democrats will say we must raise the sales tax back up again. Within two to four years, the Democrats will say we must increase the state’s portion of the property tax again. They will say we must do this for the children of this state. Then, they will increase the cost of license tabs and say we need to improve the commute for everyone (except people that drive a car alone to work).

And just like that, we will be just like California and New York. Overtaxed and overworked to pay the government.

Don’t be duped by Democrats. If a Democrat politicians says he opposes a state income tax, don’t believe him. Even if they call themselves “independent Democrat.” Because in the end, all Democrats will knuckle under to left wing Seattle Democrats and will vote yes to a state income tax.

J. Buss

Enumclaw

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