The Mask Slips on Seattle Homeless Mitigation Plans

In Seattle, the City Council passed, over the Mayor's veto, a bill to reduce the budget of the police department.  Included in this bill was a provision to eliminate the Navigation Team (wherever did they get that name?  It says zero about what the team actually does.) that has been doing (ineffective) outreach to the …

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The continuing saga: Is the Wall of Stupid starting to crack in Seattle?

A short while ago, the city council of Seattle unanimously passed an “employee hours tax,” more commonly called a “head tax” on businesses with $20 million of gross income earned in Seattle. The tax was intended to pay for more “services for the homeless” whose plight were supposedly caused by all those disgusting, high-paying jobs …

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Part Two: Welcome to 21st-Century Seattle

Just when you think it can't get any weirder, it gets weirder.  Welcome to the city that values homeless people who contribute little to society except dirty needles, trash, and feces on the street; more than it values the companies who provide high-wage jobs to thousands of its tax-paying citizens. The city council passed the …

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Amazon Calls Seattle’s Bluff-Three Cheers!

Most of you have heard of the new "Head Tax" Seattle is about to enact to hit business in the city.  They are about to approve charging big companies up to $500 per employee per year, in order to pay for more services for the increasing numbers of homeless people in the city (maybe brought …

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This Used to be My City..Welcome to 21st Century Seattle

I have lived in Everett, 20 miles north of Seattle, for eighteen years.  Each passing year makes me happier that I moved out of Seattle.  There are constantly stories in the local media demonstrating how the cost of living in Seattle has increased so much it is pricing residents out.  People who live in Seattle …

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Be Very Careful What You Wish For, Seattle

Tomorrow is May 1, or May Day, or "Workers of the World Unite" day. In Seattle, in the everlasting spirit of the WTO Riots of 1999, various leftist student, activist, and Anarchist groups get together and march for workers' and immigrants' "rights".  They normally start in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, and march down Pine Street …

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