Seattle City Council Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal New "Head Tax"

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Citing widespread opposition to the new tax and the need for greater consensus, seven of the nine members of City Council voted today to repeal the new tax before it goes into effect. It took a while, but Seattle officials have figured out that taxing job creation is uniquely counterproductive.

The city expected opposition for large corporations but seemed unprepared for the policy’s rejection by the general public. Today’s repeal took place under the shadow of a looming ballot referendum and polling showing the new tax’s considerable unpopularity. Organizers were preparing to submit a petition for a ballot initiative with more than twice the required number of signatures when news broke that City Council was ready to reverse itself. (Once the petition was certified, the new law would have been suspended pending the outcome of the ballot question.)

Seattle residents understood that penalizing employment was bad for their community, and their elected officials seem to have gotten the message.
https://taxfoundation.org/seattle-city-council-votes-overwhelmingly-repeal-new-business-head-tax-2/



How about a big, giant "I TOLD YOU SO!!!"
 
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Multi millionaire and Socilalist Kshawma Sawant, whose husband works for Microsoft, and she does not own a business, thought it was fair to put that tax on the businesses. She just could not fathom the idea of free trade and those businesses leaving. I wish it would have went through. I think it would be funny to all of a sudden see the leftist Bezos and company slowly leave Seattle because of Socialist style economics.
 
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Multi millionaire and Socilalist Kshawma Sawant, whose husband works for Microsoft, and she does not own a business, thought it was fair to put that tax on the businesses. She just could not fathom the idea of free trade and those businesses leaving. I wish it would have went through. I think it would be funny to all of a sudden see the leftist Bezos and company slowly leave Seattle because of Socialist style economics.
They are talking about a similar thing in silicon valley. God that would be great.

I feel bad for Seattle as it was the spot when i was younger.
 
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Multi millionaire and Socilalist Kshawma Sawant, whose husband works for Microsoft, and she does not own a business, thought it was fair to put that tax on the businesses. She just could not fathom the idea of free trade and those businesses leaving. I wish it would have went through. I think it would be funny to all of a sudden see the leftist Bezos and company slowly leave Seattle because of Socialist style economics.


The left is insane, everything they touch they ruin. Venezuela is a recent example.