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Subject:  Re: Could your retirement survive this? Date:  5/10/2008  6:36 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  13075 of 22172

<<The reality is that, so far, no one has taken to the streets with torches and pitchforks in protest of our taxes. The government -- that means you and me -- have decided (through our mostly fairly-elected representatives) that we will pay taxes. And until there is a revolution or somebody runs for office with a lobotomy (and wins) we will continue to have taxes.

Voters in Washington State have been busily repealing taxes and burdening the enactment of new taxes for a number of years now.

Democrats, immensely frustrated by this, have proposed to burden the process of getting initiatives on the ballot through a wide variety of means. They don't seem to be too happy with initiatives when they tend to repeal they sources of tax money and such.

It's pretty amusing, although very serious business. Too bad people in more states don't take this up as a hobby.

Seattle Pioneer
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