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March 6, 2013 at 4:00 PM

New tax revenue needed to fund public education

Trupin relies too heavily on taxes

Remy Trupin is at it again: In his op-ed for The Seattle Times he describes — through his knothole — the needs of Washingtonians and then dreams up every imaginable tax to pay for it all [“Fully funding public education requires new tax revenue,” Opinion, March 5].

Not once did he mention the need to address the fraud and waste that erodes our budget by the millions daily, and not once did he mention the need to live within our means.

One would think, being the director of the Washington State Budget & Policy Center, a fiscal think tank, that he would understand basic math. You know, maxing-out your credit cards, getting another, maxing-out that one, then simply making minimum payments can only go so far — then it’s time to pay the piper.

But then again, he probably has another plan to pay the piper, like raising taxes again. Don’t you think it’s time to stop the madness already?

–Ron Kalina, Camano Island

Comments | More in Education, Taxes | Topics: public education, Remy Trupin, Washington State Budget & Policy Center

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