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<br />RESOLUTION NO. 05 ~ p ~ <br /> <br />TO THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF <br />REPRESENTATIVES AND TO THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF <br />REPRESENTATIVES OF THE UNITED STATES, IN CONGRESS <br />ASSEMBLED: <br /> <br />We, the Commissioners of Jefferson County in the State of <br /> <br />Washington, respectfully petition as follows: <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a resolution of our nation I s myriad and diverse domestic <br /> <br />problems is contingent upon a viable partnership between the federal government <br /> <br />and strengthened local governments; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Increasing demands upon local governments for essential <br /> <br />public services have compelled the citites and counties to rely heavily on highly <br /> <br />regressive and inelastic consumer taxes and property taxes; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Federal revenues based predominantly on income taxes <br /> <br />increase Significantly faster than economic growth I while state and local revenues <br /> <br />based heavily on sales and property taxes do not keep pace with economic growth; <br /> <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The fiscal crisis at state and local levels has become <br /> <br />the overriding problem of intergovernmental relations and of continuing a viable <br /> <br />federal system; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The evident solution to this problem is a meaningful <br /> <br />sharing of federal income tax resources; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, The United States Congress I despite the immediate and <br /> <br />inperative need therefor I has failed to enact acceptable revenue sharing legislation; <br /> <br />and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Further delay in enactment of this vitally needed federal <br /> <br />legislation will further worsen the financial crisis faced by local and state <br /> <br />governments in the State of Washington; <br />-1- <br /> <br />~ <br /> <br />.i# <br />