WA State: Long-Term Care is Really Acting Up!

After many months of Washingtonians voicing their concern with the new long-term care tax in the state, it seems the message has finally been heard. Read on for an update from Dr. Schweitzer. “With only a week left before the Long Term Care Act de-facto income tax goes into effect on most employees working in… Continue reading WA State: Long-Term Care is Really Acting Up!

Opening Day Woe and Initiative Weal: Washington State LTC Opt-Out a Bust, But Initiative Gathers Steam

For months, Washington employees have been waiting to file for exemption from the WA Cares Fund. For months, it was said that the online exemption tool would launch October 1, 2021. And so far, Washington employees will continue to wait. The online tool is not working, and at present there is no estimation for when… Continue reading Opening Day Woe and Initiative Weal: Washington State LTC Opt-Out a Bust, But Initiative Gathers Steam

Defending Free Choice

A letter from Dr. Ed Schweitzer, President and Founder of Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories August 18, 2021 I established www.fairfreeflatopen.com this morning to fulfill a particular need to defend our freedom to choose insurance options regarding long-term care. In 2019, Washington state voters voted 63 to 37 percent to repeal the Long-Term Care Act. This was… Continue reading Defending Free Choice

Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Cities across the country, Spokane included, want to forbid us from using natural gas in our homes, schools, and businesses. Washington State legislators and regulators are pushing statewide bans, in parallel tracks. Mark Twain said the past does not repeat itself, but it rhymes. Inventors and investors sought and created ways of providing illumination. Beef… Continue reading Gas, Gas Bans, and Gas Ban Bans: Do We Really Want Politicians Designing Our Energy Systems?

Short-Term Actions Needed Against Long-Term Care Act

We continue to hear from people surprised and outraged by the Long-Term Care Act in Washington State – and we continue to hear that our efforts to stop the Act are not wasted! Chambers of commerce, businesses, charities, and organizations across the state continue to spread the word on this bad tax and are writing… Continue reading Short-Term Actions Needed Against Long-Term Care Act