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Taxes are a symptom. Surprise retroactice taxes suddenly needed for a previously defined/approved budget are even more so.
How is the spiraling impact of government and education pension costs (I have heard numbers ranging from 25% to 50% of every education dollar goes to pension) going to be addressed?
If what Oregon needs is a bigger dial - a way to fairly increase/decrease government/education budgets - why are we so afraid of a sales tax? Put that out for a vote. Assuming you can get the lobbyists out of the room long enough to write it down.
I am not a supporter of short term band aids. Nor the approach of using the fears bred by the recession to make a permanent disproportionate tax hike.
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