Politics Northwest | Like father, like son: Bill Gates supports income-tax initiative 1098 | Seattle Times NewspaperQuicklink submitted by Don Smith Permalink
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|Bill Gates and his father both support I-1098, the WA State ballot initiative that will, for the first time, establish an income tax in the state. Earlier in the week Microsoft CEO Steve Balmer and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos each donated $100,000 to defeat I-1098. WA State has one of the most regressive tax systems in the country, with the middle class paying much less than the rich as % of income. The battle is heating up.|
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