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I am impressed by the prior comments, they are accurate and informative. My perspective is from the grass roots, I am a small residential general contractor in Oregon, seven years in the buissness and struggling to survive, 2009 had at least a 35% decrease in gross revnue and there is only a small indication of improvement. The government impossed costs of any type continue to stifle growth, employment is reduced or not considered and expansion of various types are hampered. If you believe the state ought to have the money they seek thru these measures ( and I do not) at least reduce the tax to the lower income levels the amount proposed to be gained from them. Why? if the new proposals are fair the government has no buisness increasing taxation in a downturn economy.I also have a problem with the basic idea of increasing revenue to our public servants in a time when the rest of us are doing what we can with what we have and there is little we can do to change this, certainly not increasing our cost to the consumer.
Some things on these bills may have merit but at best this is some good at the wrong time!
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