A Matter Of Opinion

Region's tax burden

According to the Tax Foundation, Washington is 29th in the country when it comes to state and local tax burden. Idaho is 28th. Nationwide, these taxes fell, on average. We already know the federal burden is lower. Note that taxes have fallen more than income. Taxpayers haven't had it this good since the 1950s.

Wonder if Mr. Eyman will continue to call Washington one of the highest taxed states. And don't fall for that old trick where federal taxes are included. That's just a reflection of the number of people with high incomes and the fed's progressive rates. They would pay those amounts regardless of where they lived (assuming the same income).

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Gary Crooks
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