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- The Stranger
Washington State has the most regressive tax system in the nation. The poor pay 17.3 percent of their income in taxes, while the rich pay only 2.6 percent of their income in taxes… Local titans of industry should pay a little more, Bill Sr. says, given how much they benefit from this state’s expensive- to-maintain infrastructure, an educated workforce, and a population that’s not dying in the streets from preventable illnesses. Rich and poor will benefit if voters approve I-1098.