When you have an intractable situation, how much do you blame people who are trying to work around it? In the case of an upside down tax system in Washington, how much should you blame Democrats? They have made significant changes to the tax code in recent years (after holding the Governor’s Mansion for decades, and a trifecta for years).
If Democrats could be confident that the state supreme court would allow a high earners income tax, the blame would go to Democrats for not trying. But in the actual working of state government, at least some blame has to go to the court. And to the earlier court that ended it.
Anyway, national publications aren’t going to have much nuance.
Anyway, anyway, please wash your hands right now. And don’t be a dipshit, get vaccinated if you haven’t yet.