The May 7 edition of The Olympian included an article on taxes which referenced how “state and local governments in Washington are missing out on more than $1 billion every two years in uncollected tax revenue from online sales according to the Department Of Revenue.”
Missing out on? This statement reads as if it’s government’s right to collect these taxes. Slowly over the decades it’s come to the point that everything has to be taxed and that it’s owed to the government?
Gone are the days of collecting enough taxes from citizens to pay for necessary government services. Now government collects at every turn for every conceivable service so that they have more to spend — not always wisely. It’s out of control.