Washington is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. For many of us, there’s no place we’d rather live. But there’s one critical issue holding us back -- our upside-down tax code.
Washington’s tax code is ranked in last place as the worst in the country for thriving communities. Our upside-down tax code asks working people to pay up to 17% of their income in state and local taxes, while the wealthiest pay less than 3%. On top of that, powerful special interests have riddled our tax code with wasteful tax breaks that siphon resources out of our communities and into their pockets.
Thriving communities depend on foundations like great public schools, clean air and water, quality healthcare, and more. Our taxes are an investment we make together in those foundations, but thanks to our upside-down tax code, we struggle to raise the necessary resources. For thriving communities, we need to clean up our tax code by ending wasteful tax breaks and ask the wealthiest to pay their share.
Send a message to your legislators today asking them to clean up the tax code so every community thrives!