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April 25, 2009 at 6:00 AM

State income tax

Want to raise money? Write a check

I was very happy to hear how much concern Helen Donnelly Goehring has for the children, the uninsured and the homeless of our state, as do I. However, I was more impressed by her passion and willingness to “gladly put an item in her budget for taxes,” but only if we had a new state income tax to help her do it [“Tacking state’s budget deficit: Government needs to be frugal,” Northwest Voices, Opinion, April 19].

Goehring, I can help you start raising the money right away without an income tax. Ready? Write your own check and send it to Olympia. Yes, it’s that easy! Figure out your amount and mail it in.

Why do you need the state to pass an income tax for you to give more? Do you need someone else to tell you to give? I’m sure you don’t, and I’m sure Olympia will gladly take your money.

I can tell from your strong feelings in your letter that this is important to you so I know you want to get moving on this. Take the lead and get your check in the mail today!

— Chris Caile, Sammamish

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