Sen. Ericksen: Carbon tax could lead to a Washington income tax

‘State Senator Doug Ericksen says that Washington Governor Jay Inslee’s proposed carbon tax is about much more than the environment and industry. He argues that it’s part of Democrats’ long-term strategy to implement a state income tax.

“You are definitely seeing the pressure being applied for those tax increases that hit working families the hardest,” Ericksen told KIRO Radio’s Dori Monson. “Whether it be the gas tax, this new energy tax, the property taxes — they are hitting middle income the hardest. The problem is that most people understand you have to pay some taxes … but the more people you tax out of their homes and the more people you tax out of their cars, they are going to start thinking differently about the income tax.”’

Read more at KIRO Radio.

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