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I support the Arts in general. I go to the theater when I have the opporunity. However, as a resident of The Dalles, I get to the theater once a year, at most.
I do not support a tax on all of the citizens of Oregon in order to support a benefit that would only be available to residents of Portland. If there is to be a tax, it needs to on just residents of Portland that will be able to visit the art that it funds, or the benefit needs to be spread throughout the state.
For instance, I would support a property tax on the residents of Multnomah, as those residents would be able to benefit directly. Or, I would support a general Oregon tax that went to help small community theater in my city.
But I will vote against a tax that taxes me, but builds a resource that practically only serves the residents of Portland. Even though I enjoy the Arts.
posted 3 years, 10 months ago
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