Indeed, those two companies, which employ thousands of well-educated, smart people, have been pressuring Olympia for years to make higher education a priority. But at the same time they’ve been railing against new taxes – they apparently think Olympia can adequately pay for a top notch higher education system on positive thoughts and good cheer. The Daily Beast recently listed Microsoft and Boeing as being among the nation’s top 15 corporate tax dodgers.
And the two companies were among those formally opposing Initiative 1098, the measure voters defeated last year which would’ve imposed an income tax on the wealthy to pay for education.
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Sunday, June 05, 2011
"Gregoire, Microsoft and Boeing ‘transform’ higher ed (You’ve got to admire the chutzpah)"
Chris Grygiel (SeattlePI.com):