The City Of Seattle Approved An Income Tax, But Faces Court Battle

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Seattle has done one thing effectively: drive out earners. Anyone making over $250,000 within city limits of Seattle is now subject to a new income tax, but the new law is likely to face a court battle over its unconstitutionality.

The cheers from the socialists as this blatant constitutional violation was on full display was possibly the most horrific part of the entire debacle. People are actually cheering and happy that the government is stealing money from those they don’t even know. It’s like humanity has never existed.

To make matters worse, the tax isn’t even constitutional, let alone legal. Washington state’s own constitution clearly says that an income tax, especially a “progressive” one, enacted as a punishment for success, is a constitutional violation, but politicians have never cared about the constitutionality of the laws they enact.

At issue, the uniformity provision in the Washington state constitution, which states “taxes need to be uniform upon the same class of property.” Since the 1930’s, the court has ruled that income is property, meaning the city’s plan wouldn’t be legal unless the State Supreme Court reinterprets the law. Both supporters and critics acknowledge Washington has a very broad definition of property, as defined by the current law. “The word ‘property’ as used herein shall mean and include everything, whether tangible or intangible, subject to ownership,” reads Article VII of the state constitution. –King5

How ironic that income is property, yet socialists can’t put two and two together and figure out that all income taxation is theft. But the city council doesn’t care even a small amount about rights or who they steal from or that bothersome Constitution. And why would they? They have an actual socialist who ran as such helping squash the minimum wage stats proving they know exactly nothing about the economy.


Politicians in Seattle only seek control and power and unfortunately, the brainwashed civilians will be the last to know since their government is lying and colluding to hide the damage these “progressive” policies are inflicting. When their city looks like Venezuela, maybe they will “get it.”

As all powerful as the (Seattle) City Council may be, they do not have the power to change the state constitution,” Jason Mercier, who directs the center for government reform with the Washington Policy Center, says. And aside from the constitutional problem, there is a flat-out ban on local income taxes, he says. It’s not clear whether modern courts would change their minds on those issues. –The Washington Post

The measure applies a 2.25 percent tax on total income above $250,000 for individuals and above $500,000 for married couples filing their taxes together. The tax, if the courts actually approve it, will cause the highest earners in the city to flee. Which means the money that the city hoped to steal, will go with the rich.

It’s got to be painful to be a socialist and used as a pawn in the elitist’s games. Socialism sees poverty as the norm, not the exception. The hatred toward those who earn more than others is simply mind boggling. As if somehow, one person’s success has anything to do with another’s failures. But what’s the most strange, is that the rich socialists in charge of the theft (the politicians) aren’t hated for making life in Seattle more difficult. Politicians get a pass because they are gods, as socialists treat their ideology like a religion and worship the very government which stands directly in the way of their success. Socialists demand the hating of those they have never met and want their gods steal from other people in the name of “equality”  then wonder why rational thinkers cannot take them seriously.

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  • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

    Sorry if I sound like a Socialist (I am most assuredly NOT), but MONEY AND ITS VERY CONCEPT is The BIG Problem. Ever hear the older-than-Hitlery’s-fave- unwashed-forever-grannypanties adage “Money is the root of all evil”? How soon we forget. Our ancestors were so much wiser than us, it’s scary. We are no better than the Manhattan Island Indians that were screwed out of everything that mattered to them by shiny baubles, trinkets and gewgaws, money being the shiny baubles here…..

    • Lewie Paine

      The quote is actually, ‘The love of money is the root of all evil.’ Big difference.

      But I agree that the concept of money is the problem. Specifically because there is no money. The system is predicated on fiat currency. That is, debt. And then when some are allowed to legally counterfeit this debt for the purpose of imposing it on others to create slavery, then there is a problem.

      • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

        Thanx, I stand corrected, but the difference is minute. Do you know who that is originally attributed to? It’s so old, I don’t think I ever knew.

        • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

          Even though both versions are inaccurate.

          More accurately, its lusting after money that leads to evil.

          Love is a good thing.

          • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

            You’ve never met the LAST “Love Of My Life”, then…….

          • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

            I think I know her sister =P

            Seriously, though – Even the Big Book of Fairy Tales says that love is a good thing.

            It’s ok to love your spouse, your kids, your pets, music, poetry, all manner of things – except for this one tool, which is all money really is.

          • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

            Oh jeez, nooo. I got the GOOD one outta that bunch…..

  • Uncle Sham

    economically retarded

  • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

    “Let me give you a tip on a clue to men’s characters: the man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it.
    “Run for your life from any man who tells you that money is evil. That sentence is the leper’s bell of an approaching looter. So long as men live together on earth and need means to deal with one another–their only substitute, if they abandon money, is the muzzle of a gun.” ~ Francisco d’Anconia

    Ayn Rand did write characters that tended to be 2D. The good people had few bad qualities, the bad people had few redeeming qualities; but the underlying message was and still is sound.

    I’d heard about Atlas Shrugged for many years before I finally read it back in ‘010 or ‘011. . . When I finally did, I could see much of the story playing out in the world around me – and it was kinda scary.

    If you get a chance, read the book – or at least find the complete text of Frisco’s speech online & read that.

  • NonYo Business

    Taxation is Theft. Spending Trillions on War and Millions on education is Treason. Fuk politicians and their mismanagement of our tax dollars.

    • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

      How many Petty thieves do you know who are responsible with the proceeds? I don’t know of a single one. And, yes, that was a rhetorical question, because not everyone knows a thief.

      Somehow, when it comes to grand larceny, suddenly people expect responsibility – something that neither is nor ever was.

    • g.johnon

      fuck tax dollars.

  • elbustaroyjetspeekerson

    Thank you, Stu. I was waaayy off……

  • SP_88

    Politicians are the con-men that devise the racket that screws the people out of their wealth so it will end up in the pockets of TPTB. And when these con-men run out of our money, their first option instead of spending cuts is to think of ways to con us out of more money. Either that or they simply extort the money from us at gunpoint.
    And isn’t it ironic that they use our tax dollars to fund a system that is used against us to get more of our money? It’s like being forced to buy a shovel so you can dig your own grave.

  • amuncat

    The sanctuary city at its finest!

    Also, the mayor dropped out of the race for a second term because of several allegations of pedophilia with teen homeless boys when he was younger. They said that the charges were dropped, but not true, will be refiled!!!!
    The thing that i am beginning to notice is that they come at you to pass laws that will only effect a few. Then, we find out later that that was just to get things started, get a foot in the door! Washington is a no income tax state, but I can see where with some this would be a beginning!