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Why is it that every time we vote on a tax measure we are threatened with cutting needed services? Wouldn't it make more since to cut government and keep the services. Don't we need the prison inmates to stay where they are, the police officers on the street, the mental and health facilities operating, etc. more than we need to give our state government approximately $250,000,000 dollars of these new taxes in the form of pay increases? What do they do to deserve the increases but give us, their supposed boss, more grief and more taxes and put more people out of work. If I had that kind of employees working for me they would be out of work immediately. We need to shrink the size of government in a responsible manner and live with what we have. How can they keep growing and those supporting them keep getting to be fewer and expect this state to survive. I'm sure someone with common sense could take a good unbiased look at our state government and make cuts that would reduce our tax burden instead of needing to increase the tax burden. If you need an example of what it is going to take just look at the election that just took place in Massechussetes. The tax and spenders need to be gone from office as soon as possible. For now we need to vote no on all tax measures and look forward to those that have our intrests at heart. The measures in question will put many small business' out because the taxes will be based on gross income not net income and we will all pay for it one way or another. no tax is just paid by someone else. It will be paid by all of us. Poor, rich, elderly and the unemployed alike will pay for others to get pay increases. Our state constitution guarentees our children an education. This education is based on Fed. standards that must be met by the state in order to recieve government funding. Is the state of Oregon going to jeopardize that by making cuts to our education system. If they insist on letting prisoners out, put them in the politicians homes or backyards. That is where they want to put them, in your backyards. They want to put the mentally ill on the streets. Put them in homes in the politicians neighborhoods. I think it is high time we quit coddling our state representitives and show them we are not going to stand for it any longer. They either need to shape up or ship out. We don't need any of their tax and spending, It is time to put a stop to it.
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