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I was at the event.. and listened to both sides.. I have already voted No to the Tax measures.. According to the Yes Campaign I would not be taxed anymore if the measurs pass. But I was interested on what the Pro group would say on a public airwave forum.
But I see statments like the person just ahead of me and I wonder.. "make 98% of Oregonians suffer so 2% of the wealthists don't have ot pay a few hundred extra dollars"
What if that 2% has to pay MORE than a few hundred? How is it that we let the Oregon Legislature TRICK us into this game... Tax the Rich.. and then put a tax on Gross Sales on large buisness.. Not Profit, but Sales.. One business owner in the crowd told me that if you base his profit last year.. he will end up paying $1500 more in taxes on his business on what he made in 2009... That is a bit more than a few hundred dollars. How is it was are basing our state government on taxing the few and declaring cuts if it dose not pass?
I was sad that No one pressed Representative Buckley about his statement that they cut the essential services budget by $2 Billion dollars.. in his phrase "to balance the budget". Essential services are like state patrol and education.. Education that the Oregon State Constitution sates must be adequately funded under Article 8, Section 8 Paragraph 1. But he made it sound like it was no big deal to cut education funding.. That dose not make sense to me.. if you care about the children.. then Education would be the #1 funding Priority.. but apparently not in the stae of Oregon.
Mr. Steve Novick in one of his statements at the event stated that there is not enough income redistribution in the Oregon Economy.. THAT is the basis of these two measures, to redistribute money from people who are either sucessful or attempting ot be and putting it in to the State Coffers.. Not the pockets of all Oregonians..
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