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on Measure 66
I'm blown away by the argument that state government still needs to reduce its spending. What do people want to give up? More public education? More health care? More jobs? If these taxes don't pass, many more Oregonians will surely lose their jobs. I don't work for the state, but my insitution receives some state funding (far less this time around than in the previous budget), and we may have to cut more jobs if these taxes don't pass.
By pooling our resources, we as citizens are able to accomoplish more than we can as individuals. That is the purpose of taxes. The legislature did the right thing in creating these taxes, and I hope Oregonians support the power of working together by voting to retain this important source of revenue.
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
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