"We are here not to tax ordinary working people; we’re here to tax the rich," Seattle City ouncilmember Kshama Sawant said at the city council meeting. Under the ordinance, wealthy residents would pay a 2.25 percent tax on income in excess of $250,000 for individuals and in excess of $500,000 for married couples who file taxes jointly.By the usual baseline, this should have caused at least three screechy emails per day from state Repoofs. TAX IS EVIL! HATING THE MAKERS! CODDLING THE MOOCHERS! SOCIALISM! COMMUNISM! TIME FOR REVOLUTION! But no. I'm not hearing anything from the Repoofs. They're asleep in the John Galt Memorial Call Center. Careful, little Randians, Mother Superior Ayn will spank! = = = = = Later: Well, they lagged by a few hours, but they reached the usual destination after all!
While WE told the truth about the new income tax to the citizens of Seattle, leftist friends of the Democrats tried to drown out our opposition voice. The Washington State Republican Party and NotMyTax.com call for the overtaxed citizens of Seattle, on behalf of all citizens of the state, to forcefully resist a new income tax passed by the Seattle City Council today. This law is unconstitutional, illegal, and against the voter’s will expressed nine(9) times at the ballot box and it deserves nothing less than civil disobedience –that is refusal to comply, file or pay.They've got the COMMUNISM and the REVOLUTION, but amazingly they're still missing the Makers/Takers/47%/Largesse theme.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.