When will tax increases stop?

We have a very taxing situation in Washington state.

Not long ago the politicians in Olympia sided with the governor and passed a sizable gas tax increase. Now the county wants to do the same.

The City of Auburn is trying to decide how to raise money for road repairs. Where do we get the money? What do you want to bet they won’t be reducing spending anywhere?

Why does the percent we pay in taxes keep going up? Why can’t they live within a budget? They say we need more money for (insert pet project). I know, let’s raise taxes. Maybe it’s the population increase. Wait, doesn’t more people equal more tax revenue?

In the case of state road repairs, what have they been spending the gas tax money on over the years? Apparently it hasn’t been on road upkeep.

Are our “representatives” really representing us? When will the increases stop? They have to stop at 100 percent, right? I mean, there’s nothing left after that except hide … wait … they wouldn’t. Would they?

– Lynn Seegmiller

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