State GOP urges ‘civil disobedience’ over new Seattle tax, says residents should not pay

Republicans in Washington state are calling for civil disobedience as they openly encourage Seattle residents to refuse paying a newly passed income tax that critics claim is illegal.

The tax, passed by the Seattle City Council, targets high-income earners as part of what local lawmakers call a new formula for fairness.

But critics and analysts say it was passed in defiance of state law, and the state GOP has escalated its opposition by urging residents to forcefully resist.

This law is unconstitutional, illegal, and against the voters will expressed nine times at the ballot box and it deserves nothing less than civil disobedience that is, refusal to comply, file or pay, the Washington State Republican Party said in a written statement.

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