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Jim Bruner active 3 years, 7 months ago

"Thank you, Jacob. This morning’s Times editorial page has another “Special to the Times” against I-1098 that contains little of substance or logic. I will reply to it in detail shortly. In my last post on topic Seattle Times Flunks [...]" · View
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    jimbruner posted on the forum topic Seattle Times Flunks Math on I-1098? in the group Coverage of Ballot Measures:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    On Aug. 14, the Wall Street Journal weighed in with its opinion on I-1098 in support of the “liberal” Seattle Times and went down the same crooked path of claiming I-1098 is “socking it to the richest 3%” and describes the new tax as “not just a toe-in-the water tax. They’re diving into the deep [...]

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    jimbruner posted on the forum topic Seattle Times Flunks Math on I-1098? in the group Coverage of Ballot Measures:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Monday’s (Aug. 16) “Special to the Times” columnists pose as friends of Washington’s small businesses while blaming vague “special interests” who want to “preserve Olympia’s status quo” for our state’s loss of jobs and other economic problems. Sixty-nine percent of the state government’s revenue comes from taxes, almost exactly the national average, but without an [...]

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    jimbruner posted an update:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Thank you, Jacob. This morning’s Times editorial page has another ”Special to the Times” against I-1098 that contains little of substance or logic. I will reply to it in detail shortly.
    In my last post on topic Seattle Times Flunks Math on I-1098, I suggested that the Washington Policy Center might have funding from biased sources, and it turns out I was correct. See details at http://www.desmogblog.com/washington-policy-center-background-and-history.

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    jimbruner posted on the forum topic Editorial Endorsements: Do They Still Matter? in the group Political Coverage:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    On Monday, Aug. 9, The Times recommended John Koster and Rick Larsen in the Second Congressional District (Snohomish, Island, Skagit, Whatcom, and San Juan Counties). While saying “We are not thrilled” with Koster and Larsen, The Times recommended them anyway. The endorsement barely mentioned two less-well-funded Democratic candidates from Bellingham who, together, garnered more votes [...]

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    jimbruner posted on the forum topic Seattle Times Flunks Math on I-1098? in the group Coverage of Ballot Measures:   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    The Times also prints guest editorials that match its editorial board’s bias without any critical assessment. For instance (see http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2012238971_guest30mercier.html), the directors of the Washington Policy Center claim to have used “economic modeling” to show that replacing the B&O tax with an income tax “modeled the worst, causing the most job loss and economic distortion.” [...]

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      brianglanz · 3 years, 8 months ago

      Welcome @jimbruner — Your book, Welcome to Washington with Clem Buckley has a great review on Amazon.com and now I want to pick up a copy.

      Looking forward to your comments here.