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The thing that this fellow who called from Bend doesn't get is that reforming the kicker and getting a real rainy day fund going would actually make it LESS likely that Salem would "go back to the well" during recessions like this one and the one in 2001 and 2002, because it would make revenues more stable.
Would you rather have to pay a sales tax on such "non-essential" items as toilet paper and basic clothing? Because that is the other choice for revenue stability, and I for one hate that idea. Kicker reform doesn't raise anyone's taxes at all.
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