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- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
to be sure, these are "hard times".....for everyone. And, of course, we Oregonians, for the 38 years I've lived here, refuse to develop a three-legged tax system...so, even in good times, we're on the edge and, in the bad times.....good luck. then, of course, we've developed the ultimate "other guy" tax; the lottery and video poker to bilk addicted gamblers of their paychecks so we don't have to pay taxes.
Now, the Legislature wants to use a "bait and switch" approach to Cultural Trust moneys. Clearly, the donors earmarked their donations to the trust, not to the general fund. It is not a question of "legality"....big deal, they can do it without violating any laws. How about ethics and morality....if someone donates money for a specified purpose and fund, that's what it should be used for. I have no problem with charging the trust for public moneys used to process donations...but to simply raid the fund for other purposes violates public trust (pun intended).
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