Budget & Taxes Audio

Budget & Taxes Audio

A budget is where priorities meet realities. At least that's how it should work.

The problem with government is that it gets to write the rules--about tax rates, fees, and even what counts as a balanced budget. That makes it easy for politicians to pretend everything is a priority and every moment a crisis demanding greater sacrifice from taxpayers.

The Freedom Foundation is a tireless voice for priority-based budgeting in state and local government. We work with responsible policymakers to craft sound, balanced budgets. We expose irresponsibility and gimmicks. We helped launch performance audits in Washington State as well as the model for health savings accounts eventually adopted into federal law.

We work with elected officials and citizens to make government budget writing transparent and to focus it on real priorities, cutting spending on programs that are unnecessary, counterproductive or unconstitutional.

The principles are pretty simple: taxes should be as low, simple, and fair as possible and budgets should be balanced.

April 16, 2011
     

Activists Hold Anti-Tax, Anti-Union Rally At Wash. Capitol

OLYMPIA, Wash. – Tea Party and other conservative voices took over the steps of the Washington statehouse Friday. Turnout for the so-called "Tax Day" rally was much smaller than last Friday's large union-backed event in the same location.
February 21, 2011
     

Val-Pak Publishers to Pay Higher Tax Rate

This week at the Supreme Court - Val-Pak Publishers to Pay Higher Tax Rate
November 13, 2009
     

Amber Gunn details problems with ailing state pension system

Guest Amber Gunn of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation details problems with ailing state pension system. Dori takes calls on the atheist bus cards that attack Christianity and particularly Christmas.
March 18, 2009
     

KPLU News Update