Business owner? Ross raised the service tax rate from 1.5% to 1.8%
Drink soda? Ross created a $.02 tax per 12 ounces of soda and a $1.00 tax per gallon of syrup!
Beer? Ross created a 50 cent tax per gallon and $8.08 tax on barrels!
Smoke? Ross made each pack $1 more
Like candy? Yep, Ross added taxes there too! Good luck figuring them out...
Bottled water? Ross taxed that too!
But like you, Ross hates big government! He's not letting your hard earned dollars sit around Olympia gathering dust or spending it on some radical commie social program. In fact, Ross voted FOR big cuts on social services. So, how's Ross getting rid of all this cash?
Ross engineered a gigantic tax cut for Microsoft. Some pesky blogger had been hassling Microsoft for avoiding the state's royalty tax through a small office in Nevada, so Ross just changed the tax! With the royalty tax cut to shreds, the blogger had nothing bad to say about Microsoft. But just in case, Ross quietly added in amnesty for Microsoft's entire 13 year tax dodge. Ross likes Microsoft because, well, he worked there for 17 years. And Microsoft likes Ross!
And, that pesky blogger, he recently estimated that if Microsoft had just stayed out of Olympia and paid the OLD royalty tax, Washington State would have a surplus today ... Ross knows that surpluses are bad because they just feed big government...and big government is bad.
As Chair of the powerful Finance committee of the democratically controlled House of Representatives, Ross pushed through the legislation that delivered our new $4.5 billion deficit. It couldn't have been easy to do that. That's delivering results!
In the meantime, if you're tired of paying all those taxes, ask Ross to make a video about how to evade them. I'm pretty sure Microsoft has watched all of Ross' Tax Evasion for Dummies videos ... especially steps 2 and 3 about shell corporations and step transactions. Microsoft must have a pretty bad-ass post office box in Nevada to hold $30 billion a year.