Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Skor asks WA Democrats: Why hold back?

I say these taxes don't go far enough.While many people may berate the Democrats in the legislator for the numerous tax increases and increased spending during the recent session, Skor for one would like to take a moment to congratulate and thank them. Thank you for getting about the really important business of cleaning up our great state of Washington.

Some foolish, short-sighted people are complaining about your tax increases, but these people are simply unable to see the important moral purpose behind the targeted tax hikes. Increasing taxes on moral and societal evils is clearly the best way to eliminate them. Washington State has had enough of people drinking, smoking, driving, and being rich. It's time to punish people who continue to persist in these nasty habits. Thank you for having the guts to stand up to those pansy Republicans and raise taxes on these evil habits.

Thank you also for increasing spending. It is obvious that twenty-three billion dollars was not enough money to do the job of the state government. That extra three billion will go far. Naysayers would make the idiotic claim that our state's budget has significant waste that should be eliminated, instead of upping taxes. What fools. As anyone with half a brain knows, throwing more money at something is always the best—no, the only—solution.

The only real issue that Skor has with the stunning progress that was made is that it did not go far enough. Sure, you implemented a tax on rich people's estates, so that when they finally die Washington will cash out by taking as much of the evil wealth as possible. That move was pure genius, what with two of the three richest people in the country living here, but what is to stop them from moving out of Washington before they die, taking their fat, taxable estate with them? Nothing, that's what. You really need to pass a tax on any money that anyone brings out of the state. "Anyone," of course meaning only the rich (aka evil) people.

Increasing spending by 12 percent is good and all, but think of all the things that could be done if you increased spending 100 percent! That's the kind of bold, forward-thinking that people voted you into office for. Why settle for a measly 12 percent?

And what about the gas tax? Only 9.5 cents, and phased in over the next four years? That's hardly any way to keep people from that horribly evil habit of driving. What we need is what this article suggests: $2 gas tax, with another $1 added on each year for the next three years. $5 over four years, now that's a plan with some teeth. You're taking notes, right?

So Skor offers you his thanks and his encouragement. Thank you, Democrats in the Washington State Legislator. Thank you for standing up for higher taxes, less evil, and more spending. Next session though, don't hold back so much.

Source: Seattle Times
Categories: News, Local, Politics


Blogger dufflehead said...

yeah, the white house should be a model for these amateurs in the washington state government.

12:25 PM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger Skor Grimm said...

Actually, the occupant of the White House has a lot less to do with the national debt than the cornholios in the Congress. From your link:

Q: What can we do about the Debt?

A: Write or call your U.S. Senators and your Representative. Tell them your concerns and ask them what they're doing to reduce both the Deficit and the Debt. If you don't like their answers, vote them out of office!

12:31 PM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger dufflehead said...

i use "white house" liberally . . .i mean whitey / the man lives and works there . . . the only branch of the federal government that has ONE person to run it that doesn't have to listen to anybody else and can fire those that disagree with him . . .
but to continue to the point, i use "white house" as "federal government"

and who's the majority on the hill? seems the democrats in washington state could learn from the republicans running the country on the east coast.

12:46 PM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger Skor Grimm said...

Unfortunately, excessive spending seems to be quite a bi-partisan initiative, at least on the national level. Again, according to the link you sent, the national debt didn't really start to significantly increase until about 1982. At that time, control of the Congress was split, with Republicans controlling the Senate and Democrats controlling the house.

It stayed this way until 1987, when the Democrats took control of the Senate, thus controlling the entire Congress. They maintained this control of course from 1987 to 1994. However, throughout those eight years excess spending continued to rise. In fact the only time it has not risen since 1971 has been 2000 and 2001, when Republicans were in control of Congress.

This is not to somehow prove that Democrats are the only ones with the burning urge to spend more money than the country earns, but to show that it is certainly not just the Republicans, and if anything they are the lessor offenders (historically, but not at the present time).

The content of this argument was constructed using data available here and here.

1:07 PM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger dufflehead said...

will research washington state and see if the trend is just recent for the state, or if it, too, is a continuation of "tradition"

1:16 PM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger DaButtminster said...

Hey, don't knock my party. My party RULES. The other party SUCKS and is responsible for ALL SOCIETAL ILLS!

1:46 PM, April 28, 2005  
Blogger PastorBlastor said...

Laughed until my socks fell off! (There, I just put them back on.) Great job on WA State Democrats. I hope you do not mind but I just had to send it to a few folks as well. I know they will love it too. Keep up the great parody... er commentary on our great State.

11:50 PM, April 29, 2005  

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