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Seattle 'Gun Violence Tax' Another Progressive Failure

Seattle 'Gun Violence Tax' Another Progressive Failure
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That Seattle “gun violence tax” didn’t really pan out as predicted « Hot Air

When you hear a politician tossing around a phrase such as, "less than $200,000" rather than providing a specific figure, you can rest assured that it's probably considerably less. In response to questions from the Seattle Times, City Council member Tim Burgess (the guy who cooked up this idea) was claiming that "approximately" fifteen stores were collecting this tax in 2016.

On March 16, 2017, the Seattle Times reported that Seattle city officials were reluctant to release data on the revenue generated by the city's firearms and ammunition tax, citing taxpayer confidentiality concerns. Less than a week later, we now know the more likely reason that Seattle failed to disclose this tax revenue; because the money raised fell woefully short of the figure projected by supporters of the tax…

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