HOUSE JOINT MEMORIAL 4008
State of Washington 57th Legislature 2001 Regular Session
By Representatives Cairnes, Roach, Carrell, Barlean, Benson, Pennington, Casada, D. Schmidt, Dunn, Schoesler, Lambert and Esser
Read first time 02/13/2001. Referred to Committee on Finance.
TO THE HONORABLE GEORGE W. BUSH, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES, AND TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS ASSEMBLED:
We, your Memorialists, the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Washington, in legislative session assembled, respectfully represent and petition as follows:
WHEREAS, Federal taxes are the highest they have ever been during peacetime; and
WHEREAS, The federal budget surplus is at record levels and projected to reach nearly six trillion dollars over the next ten years; and
WHEREAS, All taxpayers should be allowed to keep more of their own money; and
WHEREAS, The best way to encourage economic growth is to cut marginal tax rates across all tax brackets; and
WHEREAS, Under current tax law, low-income workers often pay the highest marginal rates; and
WHEREAS, The American people have not received real tax relief in a generation; and
WHEREAS, President Bush's tax relief plan will contribute to raising the standard of living for all Americans; and
WHEREAS, Revenue in the State of Washington will increase if its citizens are able to keep and spend more of their hard-earned money; and
WHEREAS, President Bush's tax relief plan will increase access to the middle class for hard working families, treat all middle class families more fairly, encourage entrepreneurship and growth, and promote charitable giving and education; and
WHEREAS, Under President Bush's tax relief plan, the largest percentage reductions will go to the lowest-income earners;
NOW, THEREFORE, Your Memorialists respectfully pray that the United States Congress support and work to pass the tax relief plan introduced by President Bush, which includes across-the-board reductions in marginal rates, eliminates the death tax, increases the child care tax credit, and reduces the marriage penalty.
BE IT RESOLVED, That copies of this Memorial be immediately transmitted to the Honorable George W. Bush, President of the United States, the President of the United States Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, and each member of Congress from the State of Washington.
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