WASHINGTON STATE GOVERNOR PROPOSES A TEMPORARY INCREASE IN SALES TAXES IN ORDER TO EASE THE BUDGET CRUNCH…..What about HR2044?

Tim Probst, Wa 17th Dist.

As this letter to my State Rep. Tim Probst (D) indicates, pushing new taxes on the citizens of this state is obscene especially when legislation such as HR 2044 is sitting on the table up there in the Washington State Legislature in Olympia.  If you are a Washingtonian, please feel free to copy, and paste this letter and sent it to your Rep in Oly.

My Letter to Tim Probst;

I am writing you to let you know my feelings on the temporary sales tax increase being proposed by the Governor.  To articulate my feeling very succinctly, you need to know that I find it especially egregious that the only solution the Democrats can come up with to help solve our state budgetary problems is to raise taxes.  I say this knowingly full well that there are better ways of raising revenue and lowering the state deficit than taxing the people of this state when they can ill afford any more money out of their already strained budgets.  I find it especially obscene when there is legislation sitting on the table there in the Legislature that would go a long ways in reducing the deficit and that is HR 2044. If you have examined the fiscal notes on this HR, you should have been able to see the huge amount of revenue this HR would provide to the state, yet it sits on the table, simply because of protectionist politics.  I am extremely saddened and disappointed knowing that the Democrats are putting party politics and personal ambitions ahead of doing what is right for the state.  We citizens that your party wants to tax to death, are also voters and we are very well informed. We are watching every move our State and Federal Representatives make and we watch and track the voting record of each and every one.  I can assure you, this situation of which I write, is right on top of my watch-list and I doubt that I am the only one watching.  I can assure you that if the Governor gets a wink and a nod from the Legislature on this, those people will be putting their political career in peril and in-turn will be challenged come their next election cycle.  I am urging you to do the right thing for the state and get this HR moving.  Protecting the Tribal Indian casinos will not be tolerated and you will lose my support at the polls if you do so.  In fact I will work tirelessly for your opponent in the race for the seat you now occupy.

THIS IS WHAT WAS SENT TO THE GOP LEGISLATORS OF THE 17th DISTRICT – DON BENTON, PAUL HARRIS

I am writing you to let you know my feelings on the temporary sales tax increase being proposed by the Governor.  To articulate my feeling very succinctly, you need to know that I find it especially egregious that the only solution the Democrats can come up with to help solve our state budgetary problems is to raise taxes.  I say this knowingly full well that there are better ways of raising revenue and lowering the state deficit than taxing the people of this state when they can ill afford any more money out of their already strained budgets.  I find it especially obscene when there is legislation sitting on the table there in the Legislature that would go a long ways in reducing the deficit and that is HR 2044. If you have examined the fiscal notes on this HR, you should have been able to see the huge amount of revenue this HR would provide to the state, yet it sits on the table, simply because of protectionist politics.  I am extremely saddened and disappointed knowing that the Democrats are putting party politics and personal ambitions ahead of doing what is right for the state.  We expect a higher code of ethics from the GOP and a sense of what is right and wrong. We are watching every move our State and Federal Representatives make and we watch and track the voting record of each and every one.  I can assure you, this situation of which I write, is right on top of my watch-list and I doubt that I am the only one watching.  I can assure you that if the Governor gets a wink and a nod from the Legislature on this, those people will be putting their political career in peril and in-turn will be challenged come their next election cycle.  I am urging you to do the right thing for the state and get this HR moving.  Protecting the Tribal Indian casinos will not be tolerated and you will lose my support at the polls if you do so.  In fact I will work tirelessly for your opponent in the race for the seat you now occupy.

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