The State House Democrats unveiled their budget proposal this afternoon in Olympia. We knew it would be bad, but we didn’t know it would be this bad.
A Capital Gains Income Tax, an increase in the Business and Operation Tax, an increase in the Real-Estate Excise Tax – those are just a few of the ways Washington House Democrats plan to fund their reckless, mismanaged budget totaling $52.6 BILLION in taxpayer money.
Without any new taxes, the state is projected to take in nearly $4.5 BILLION in new revenue for a total of nearly $50.6 BILLION for the 2019-2020 budget, but Democrats still want more!
Democrats are raising taxes solely for the sake of raising taxes and satisfying their liberal base. Their far-left Seattle-style ideology is literally taking money from your savings and putting Washington’s financial future in jeopardy.
The Legislature has a budget surplus and is in its best starting position in decades. Republicans have shown they can easily write a budget that funds all of our state priorities without raising any new taxes – and have even called for tax cuts! We can fix Governor Inslee’s broken mental health system, address rampant homelessness, combat the opioid epidemic and fund our K-12 education all with existing revenues.
The people of Washington State deserve a government that truly works for them, not the agenda-driven government that Democrats are implementing. That’s why we’re working hard organizing around the state and why the effort we all put in everyday to get more Republicans elected is so important!