Debating a business tax shift to combat Seattle homelessness

Seattle homeless Spokane St Viaduct sweep Sept 2017 KOMO.JPG
The city of Seattle began clearing out everyone illegally trespassing and living under the west end of the Spokane Street Viaduct on Tues. Sept. 13, 2017. There were hundreds of people living in RVs, cars, tents and makeshift structures that the city says is now creating an immediate hazard. (Photo: KOMO News)

KVI's Kirby Wilbur and John Carlson interview Seattle city council candidate, Jon Grant, about his plans to raise business taxes on some businesses (and lower them on smaller businesses) to create housing for homeless people in the city. An extensive debate ensues addressing a variety of complications to reaching a unifying solution to homelessness because of complications associated with homelessness and what constitutes government enabling by creating taxpayer funded social services that can be abused by those its intended to help. After the candidate interview, KVI callers--including two with direct experience on drug addiction--share their reaction to the solution(s) proposed by Grant.

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