Progressive genius! Seattle to raise business taxes to fight homelessness

The answer to homelessness? FEWER JOBS!

This just in from the “what could possibly go wrong” department:

Imagine living in a liberal bubble so thick you believe businesses not paying high enough taxes is what contributes to making homelessness worse. Unreal:

The council on Monday unanimously backed a compromise tax plan that will charge large businesses about $275 per full-time worker a year. It’s lower than the $500-per-worker tax initially proposed. The tax would begin in 2019 and raise about $48 million a year to pay for affordable housing and homeless services.

The debate over who should pay to solve a housing crisis exacerbated by Seattle’s rapid economic growth comes amid skyrocketing rents and rising homelessness. The Seattle region had the third-highest number of homeless people in the U.S. and saw 169 homeless deaths in 2017.

What genius: “Hey, you know what might help lower the level of homelessness here? Fewer jobs!

Author: Doug Powers

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