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Not smart at all.
Unfortuantely, there are a large number of voters that seem to be averse to having a real discussion about revenue AND spending.
Fact: The State of Oregon Biennial Budget has grown from $41 billion in 2005-07 to $61 billion in 2009-11 - a more than 49% increase in just 4 years.
Fact: Our 2 recent democrat governors, Kulongoski and Kitzhaber have admitted that the growth of state government has reached unsustainable levels.
In a perfect world, our representatives would be able to scale back the actual scope of state government. Unfortunately, rather than targetted cuts, about all that we can accomplish is accross the board cuts and attempts to restrict the growth of revenue. This is simply reality.
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