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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Dear Seattle Times Editorial Board

Posted by on Tue, Oct 16, 2012 at 10:43 AM

You can't run around whining in spring that university tuition is spiking—"The state has slashed higher-education budgets by more than half since 2008," you guys complain, while admitting that "universities need the revenue"—and credibly endorse an Eyman initiative in fall to prevent raising the revenue actually needed to fund those schools.

This is why nobody can take your tax editorials seriously.

xo
Dom

 

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Will in Seattle 1
You are incorrectly assuming they actually passed Logic 210.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 16, 2012 at 11:04 AM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 2
You are assuming they read Slog
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on October 16, 2012 at 11:19 AM · Report this
Dominic Holden 3
@2) Nobody reads Slog.
Posted by Dominic Holden on October 16, 2012 at 11:29 AM · Report this
Will in Seattle 4
If we read it, our comments might actually refer to what you write, rather than our fake arguments about why the sky is blue with fluffy white cotton balls.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM · Report this
Theodore Gorath 5
I don't read Slog.
Posted by Theodore Gorath on October 16, 2012 at 11:39 AM · Report this
Pick1 6
Slog is meant to be read?
Posted by Pick1 on October 16, 2012 at 12:00 PM · Report this
7
I don't read Slog, I snort it through my eyeballs.

Also, right on, Dom.
Posted by HK0 on October 16, 2012 at 12:23 PM · Report this
8
This the same Times that uses the same intellectual dishonesty to print an "article" saying what I-1240, the charter school inititative, and then leaves out vital parts (like charters being able to takeover ANY existing school, failing or not).

Their lack of reasoning is breathtaking.
Posted by westello on October 16, 2012 at 12:51 PM · Report this
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They're just pandering to their audience, i.e., the majority of Washington voters, that have the same cognitive dissonance.
Posted by decidedlyodd on October 16, 2012 at 1:00 PM · Report this
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Yes, you can, and the way to do so is to return spending on poor people, which at the state level is mostly spending on medical care and which has massively surged as a share of the state budget in recent decades, back to the levels of say 20 years ago in real terms.

But, you say, isn't medical care much more expensive than 20 years ago even in real terms? No really for the same drugs and procedures as 20 years ago. The problem is that we insist on giving the indigent the same shiny new state of the art care as paying patients are buying.
Posted by David Wright on October 16, 2012 at 2:54 PM · Report this
Will in Seattle 13
@6 no, it is meant to be read out loud by our Robotic Overlords.

@11 I think you mean rich old people. There, fixed it for you. That's where most of the medical care goes.
Posted by Will in Seattle http://www.facebook.com/WillSeattle on October 16, 2012 at 4:27 PM · Report this

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