Seattle has been doing some really stupid things lately, but they are things consistent with liberal or socialist Democrats.
First, they ignored the advice of many economists and raised the minimum wage to $15 per hour. A year later, it became apparent that the increased minimum wage had backfired. The city lost over 5,000 jobs. Some employers moved their businesses outside the city. Many shoppers and restaurant goers also went outside the city. Many employers had to cut employees’ hours leaving many Seattle workers earning more per hour but taking home less money.
Secondly, Seattle passed a sales tax on all firearms. They claimed it would raise lots of money for the city. Again, some gun shops moved outside the city. Many shoppers bought their guns outside the city. The city ended up spending more in legal fees defending the firearm tax than they made from it.
Now, the Seattle Dumbocrats have passed a new income tax that targets the wealthy. Democrats have long proposed to force the wealthy to share their wealth with others. What they fail to realize is that it’s many of these wealthy people who employ hundreds and thousands of employees. If they have to pay more in taxes, they have less with which to hire and pay employees. But that doesn’t matter to Seattle’s leaders.
Now they are facing a lawsuit over the new income tax on the wealthy.
The Freedom Foundation sued Seattle Wednesday over its controversial new income tax on the rich, which critics call “an assault” on the law that sets a dangerous precedent.
The tax, passed by the Seattle City Council last month, targets high-income earners as part of what local lawmakers describe as “a new formula for fairness.”
The tax measure requires residents to pay a 2.25 percent tax if they are a single filer and make more than $250,000 annually or file jointly and make more than $500,000…
Seattle’s leaders are typical Democrats that are so hell bent on pushing their socialist agendas that they lose all concept of the impact these things have on the people. All they care about is forcing their will on others. Nothing else matters to them. Heaven help Seattle citizens the next time the city’s leaders get together to figure out what else they can do to put the screws of oppression to the people.