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In defense of tax advisory votes

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The whining and gnashing of teeth by politicians about this year’s five tax advisory votes is certainly entertaining (the Legislature imposed five tax increases and on the ballot are Advisory Vote Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 on those five tax increases). But it is also highly hypocritical.

Politicians always say “I’m proud of my record” and “I stand by my record.” Politicians always say they welcome public input, public feedback, and public involvement. They conduct “listening tours” and stage “town hall meetings” and hold “public hearings” (all of which are held in Olympia on weekdays while taxpayers are at work). But each of them has a fatal flaw: a miniscule, unrepresentative sample of citizens are heard from.

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