Boas On Taxing The Rich

Published: Monday, June 25, 2018 - 3:41pm
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Now we’re going to check in with the Editorial Board of The Arizona Republic. It’s a regular segment where we talk about the big issues facing the state and the region — featured in the newspaper’s Viewpoints section.

Seattle’s City Council has decided not to increase taxes on workers at the city’s largest companies. The so-called “head tax” would have imposed a $500 fee on employees at Amazon and other big businesses and would have been used to counter the growing homelessness problem there. Amazon responded by threatening to stop certain construction plans, potentially costing Seattle nearly 7,000 jobs. Earlier this month, the council decided not to implement the tax. 

The Arizona Republic took on the issue of raising taxes on the wealthy in a recent editorial written by Editorial Director Phil Boas, who’s with The Show for his weekly appearance.

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