The Poor Rich

On January 1, 2022 Washington’s capital gains tax became law. It taxed capital gains of individuals at 7%. Not all capital gains, just those over $250,000.  There are 7,710,000 million people living in Washington. About 3700 Washington  state residents paid this tax. Most of us don’t have capital gains and only 3,700 have more than… Continue reading The Poor Rich

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A New Idea

‘A Fair Way To Tax’ is now available. Take a few minutes to read the new ideas and if you like them tell your friends to take a look. Up next is the Electoral College. As it stands now, electing our president, is the only election I’m aware of where 1 person, 1 vote doesn’t… Continue reading A New Idea

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What To Say

Another Washington election has come and gone. I don’t know who won but, that isn’t very important. It’s only a primary and the two top vote getters will run off in November. What is important is that less than 40% of the voter selected the people who will be in the finals. It’s probably less… Continue reading What To Say

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It’s 1930 Again

Back To The 30’s You wouldn’t want to be driving a 1930 roadster, except maybe on the weekends to show off a vintage car. You certainly wouldn’t want to deal with a doctor or dentist that only had 1930’s equipment, skills and knowledge. And what about communication? You get the idea. However, our method for… Continue reading It’s 1930 Again

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1929

1929 Our Future Wait a minute. We want to be taxed by people who know us, who look like us, who understand the concerns of their constituents they represent. The people they represent can’t be too large a group. From the first census in 1790 to 1929 the number of representative seats in congress fluctuated… Continue reading 1929

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The 3/5 Rule

In 1787 the people in charge of the United States were faced with a problem. A lot of states were being formed and there was a question of how they were going to be represented in the government. The basic question was “How were Slaves to be counted?” If slaves were counted as 1 person… Continue reading The 3/5 Rule

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