Ron Sims deserves a lot of credit for making progressive tax reform the central issue of his campaign. But then it shouldn’t be surprising that such a vociferous defender of Sound Transit would be willing to touch the “third rail” of Washington politics… an income tax.
Ron is holding a “town hall” meeting to discuss these very important issues, and I urge you all to attend. Whether you plan to vote for Ron or not, all of us who care deeply about fixing our state’s cruelly regressive tax structure need to show our support. Ron may not win on this issue, but we sure as hell better make it clear that he doesn’t lose because of it.
So please join me in the audience Saturday at this town hall meeting, and show the rest of the state’s politicians that if they address the difficult issues they’ll have our support.