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December 9, 2012 at 7:00 AM

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Seattle considers stipend to married same-sex city employees

Biased mismanagement of tax revenue
The free taxpayer stipend to Seattle homosexual couples is nothing but more of Mayor Mike McGinn’s malarkey [“Seattle is weighing a stipend for married same-sex city employees,” NWWednesday, Dec. 5]. I am absolutely opposed to it for two reasons.

First, this mayoral announcement sure looks like a gimmick to get the gay-lesbian community to overwhelmingly vote for McGinn next year.

Second, objecting to federal tax law sounds like a noble crusade. But giving away free, clear and with no legal basis tax dollars to any exclusively singled-out group of citizens just to compensate them for a law the mayor doesn't like is not noble and is not a crusade. It is a blatantly biased mismanagement of tax revenue.

—Tom Ruszala, Seattle

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