Stronger opinion needed
What a wimpish reaction The Seattle Times editorial board voiced to the state Supreme Court’s wise 6-3 ruling that it’s unconstitutional to require a two-third vote in the Legislature to raise taxes [“Two-thirds law dumped, but sentiment remains,” Opinion, March 1].
The board’s strongest opinion, apparently, is that lawmakers and the governor would be in big trouble with the public if they raised taxes by a simple majority vote. Well, so what?
Does the editorial board have no opinion on the merits of the current two-thirds requirement? If you favor it, then say so. If not, then say that. Quit mincing around the bush!
–David Behrendt, Edmonds