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Taxes without a vote

I just received my 2019 voters pamphlet. The first thing that caught my eye were 12 advisory votes on taxes that were either increased, imposed or extended without the vote of the people.

The total of the taxes over a ten-year period is in the billions of dollars. The explanation of the use of these billions was “for government spending.” What, higher wages, more staff? If that is all the accountability the legislature needs to tax we the people whenever and for whatever they want, we need a more responsible legislature.

Most Democrats voted for taxes, Republicans against. Is it time for change?

Denny Soller

Spokane Valley


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