At yesterday’s pathetic Teabagging event at Westlake Center, anti-tax entrepreneur Tim Eyman told the small crowd of angry, confused white people:
“We can’t trust the politicians to decide how big the tax burden should be. People should decide because we are the ones paying the bill.”
And really, that’s all we’re talking about, isn’t it? I’m not asking legislators to impose an income tax, I’m merely asking them to put the option on the ballot so that voters can decide for themselves. Give voters a choice between accepting devastating cuts in crucial social services, paying for them with a sales tax increase, or paying for them with a high-earners income tax.
Just give voters a choice. How could Tim, or anybody else, argue with that?