Over the weekend, Mega Millions lottery jackpot hit a record breaking $656 million and three people have won. There was a winner from Maryland, Illinois, and Kansas…sadly not from Washington.
If the winner was from Washington, they wouldn’t have to worry about shoveling a bunch of cash to the government because we don’t have an income tax here but that didn’t stop Rep. Chris Reykdal.
Reykdal, along with one other of his legislative compatriots, sponsored a bill that would put a 1-percent income tax into play here in the Evergreen State.
Here is what I have to say to you Chris Reykdal with your stupid little 1% income tax on the Mega Millions winner: Guess what? If I was the winner, I would rather take that 2.7 million you want to tax me and donate it to a charity of my choosing. That way I know the money would be managed properly for those who need it instead of by the morons in the state of Washington.
Does anyone actually trust that they would take that money and that they would give it to the kids or do something beneficial with it? Haven’t we been told before that certain tax money would go to schools and it never happened? We’ve heard that line before Washington State and quite frankly, we don’t believe you anymore.