Washington State Bails Out Media: Newspapers Get Tax Cut

Isn't this marvelous?

Americans are struggling to keep their jobs and pay their bills; the White House and a Democrat-controlled Congress want to impose a carbon cap-and-trade scheme along with universal healthcare, both destined to dramatically raise taxes from current levels, and; struggling newspapers in Washington state are getting a 40 percent reduction in business taxes!

I guess preserving liberal media is much more important than the best interest of citizens as reported by the Seattle Times Tuesday:

Gov. Chris Gregoire has approved a tax break for the state's troubled newspaper industry.

The new law gives newspaper printers and publishers a 40 percent cut in the state's main business tax. The discounted rate mirrors breaks given in years past to the Boeing Co. and the timber industry.

Exit question: when do average Americans who didn't borrow more money than they could afford to pay back get THEIR bailout in the form of a tax cut...hmmm?

Furthermore, why are tax cuts somehow wrong and un-American when Republicans suggest them for the citizenry, but just fine for struggling companies?'

I'm just asking.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.