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Lots of blame for Seattle's head-tax debacle. Except where it belongs

Council President Bruce Harrell, right, listens to testimony during the council meeting on Tuesday. 
The vote to kill the $275 per-employee tax represents a victory for Amazon and the other big businesses that would have paid it and have been funding a referendum campaign against it. Supporters shout their approval of the repeal during the voting process. Photographed at City Council Chambers on June 12, 2018. 206637

The City Council implicitly acknowledged its head-tax plan was a loser when members voted to repeal it. But they couldn't admit it, instead blaming about everyone else in Seattle for the fail. Including you.

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