Bill Gates' dad wants him to pay more taxes


In what some may see as a scheme to redistribute wealth, Bill Gates' father wants his son and all other wealthy Washington state residents to pay more taxes. In a column he wrote for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, he said Washington state has the most regressive tax regime in the country.

He goes on to write, "Middle-class and low-income families pay much more taxes proportionally than the wealthy. Absent an income tax, our over-reliance on the sales tax and property tax also results in insufficient public revenues to fund the public services, especially education, that 21st century Washington citizens deserve and demand."

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