Re: “Republican budget proposes rejecting state labor contracts” (TNT, 4-1).
So the Republicans are going to solve the budget crisis and “wage inequality” amongst state employees with one great idea: a flat $1,000 raise for each of next two years. Pay workers of all levels equally.
Do they realize this is an idea basic to communism?
Wealth inequality is not the same as wage inequality. Stop the excuses for avoiding tax reform. Make the wealthy, whose income isn’t completely dependent on wages, share an equivalent burden with wage earners.
Washingtonians must pay equitably for the high-quality services we demand from our state government, above all for a high-quality education system.