January 18, 1999
Typically, the politicians think the local citizens are dumb and stupid. What they do not recognize is the loss of business in Kenmore and Bothell due to lower gasoline prices by 2 to 4 cents per gallon, lower restaurant prices by an average of 10%, and lower grocery prices.
Now the politicians have a problem: healing their broken arms from patting themselves on the back.
I think this is a classic example that more taxes do not make a strong economy. High taxes destroy businesses. Governments are non-profit organizations and a dollar taken in taxes is lost forever.
Dale C. Sarver, Woodinville