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    Re: Seattle reverses itself on Homeless Head Tax

    I'm always trying to figure out what bonkers thing Seattle is up to next. The sugar tax mismanagement followed by this head tax stuff. It's like they don't understand economics and that actions have reactions and repercussions. :/ I just keep worrying other counties and cities might try to copy them and spread a cascade of stupidity around the PNW.

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    Re: Seattle reverses itself on Homeless Head Tax

    Quote Originally Posted by TTB View Post
    I'm always trying to figure out what bonkers thing Seattle is up to next. The sugar tax mismanagement followed by this head tax stuff. It's like they don't understand economics and that actions have reactions and repercussions. :/ I just keep worrying other counties and cities might try to copy them and spread a cascade of stupidity around the PNW.
    Move Seattle is one of the bigger demonstrations of incompetence ( Many say dishonesty too) of the city, and while it is not Seattle it does suffer from the same general maladies it looks like folks are beginning to wake up to how poorly Sound Transit is run. WsDot/Amtrak/Sound Transit dumping a Cascades train with a months old locomotive onto Five killing people and causing who knows how much economic damage by closing Five for about three days (they dont seem to want to give us an estimate on that.....shocking I know) about sums up the competence of these clowns around these parts.
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    Re: Seattle reverses itself on Homeless Head Tax

    This city is developing a habit of 100% inflation very 7 years on their levies. They are going to try to do it again this fall.

    This is not a sustainable plan folks,

    he Seattle City Council on Monday approved a $636 million, seven-year property tax levy for the November ballot, a measure which combines, renews and more than doubles the size of two expiring levies that it is replacing.

    The 2018 Families, Education, Preschool and Promise levy will cost the median Seattle homeowner $248 each year, up from $136 a year under the two present levies. The city is using $665,000 as the median price of a Seattle home in 2019.

    The fear that Seattle voters would turn on the big education levy was a factor in last week's decision to abruptly repeal the $275-per-employee "head tax" that the city had levied on its large employers.
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    The $636 million levy would replace the $236 million Families and Education Levy -- which itself was doubled from $131 million the last time it went before voters -- and the $58 million, four-year Seattle Preschool Levy.
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    Durkan appeared of a mind to show mercy on the city's levy-burdened taxpayers when she ran for Mayor last year.

    She appeared to promise that levy hikes would be reserved for urgent mental health needs.
    https://www.seattlepi.com/local/poli...y-13005344.php



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