Category: Northwest

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Forget Boeing, Microsoft’s Tax Break Costs $776 Million

On Tuesday, The Seattle Times’ columnist Danny Westneat expressed shock that Boeing’s tax breaks cost the state $304 million last year. He failed to mention that the legislature’s actions in 2010 allowed Microsoft to save $776 million in taxes this...

/ May 5, 2016

Are Abortions Now $1 for Men in Washington State?

My health insurance bill this week included $1 for “Non-excepted Abortion Services” which confused me. Firstly, I’m a guy. Secondly, despite this, I’d not actually had an abortion recently. All of my friends I shared this with laughed (including many women)...

/ March 24, 2016

Sad Seahawks Fan – Picasso

This is actually Grande Baigneuse au livre (Large Bather with a Book) by Picasso.

/ January 19, 2016

Kate Elias: Northwest Freelance Editor

I want to give a shout out and positive recommendation to the freelance editor who has edited and helped me polish a lot of my popular essays from the past year or so, Kate Elias / Resume / Editorial Guild Listing. Kate’s...

/ November 25, 2015

Tim Eyman’s 1366 Can Fix Washington State’s Regressive Tax System

Tim Eyman's victory with Initiative 1366 may provide a major step towards real tax reform in Washington State. Cut the sales tax - tax corporations.

/ November 7, 2015

Recommended Seattle Personal Injury Attorney

I was speaking to a friend about their mom’s car accident recently and remembered how impressed I was with my experience with Jeff Donchez, a Seattle-based personal injury attorney: I’d had a car accident that led to a delayed injury...

/ October 13, 2015

Mental Health Parity (or Parody?)

Lifewise reports that they are raising the copay for mental health visits to $50 per visit. So much for mental health parity. I believe this copay was $10 in 2014 and raised to $30 per visit in 2015. So, essentially,...

/ September 28, 2015