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<<<<The argument over the proposed tax is as old as business itself: If the city increases taxes on businesses, the businesses will leave.>>

Or the business will sit down with the city council and lay down the law to the council.

Isn't that what happened in Seattle?


This is a ballot initiate that will be decided by San Francisco voters. Are they willing to accept the current level of high housing cost driven homelessness and feces strewn streets to keep business happy? Perhaps they are, but I doubt it.


That simply reflects the refusal of liberal politicians to allow police to enforce the laws.

Seattle recently elected mayor has begun enforcing laws against living on the streets in tents and RVs, and that is a sharply declining problem as a result.

What had been happening in Seattle, as in San Francisco, is that the political class was holding the population as a whole hostage to obnoxious conditions in order to extract ever higher subsidies for bums, vagrants and drug users. The real issue is whether that practice will continue.

In Seattle, the answer is NO!

But in San Francisco perhaps this device can be used again to extract yet more taxes from the working population to support the bums and vagrants.

Seattle Pioneer
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