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This discussion is a waste of time fore it seems that these elected bodies are never to resolve anything and when people state that government is to big or is the problem, then, perhaps they are right. We could save a lot money by not having senators and representatives whom only represent themselves and not the public that voted them in. In short why not just have a lobbyist government that dictates public policy through the corporations they represent. This way we won't have to worry about Annual Sessions that do not produce anything. What we should really talk about is how the middle and lower classes are taxed in the State of Oregon. Oregon complains about the financial turn down and loss of jobs, however, if one removes certain funds from ones retirement account during retirement, one is taxed three times. One tax is paid to the federal government, a second tax is paid once more to the federal government when your retirement income is combined to your retirement income and taxed as though it is your regular retirement income and a third tax is once more taxed by the State of Oregon on the combined income that has already been taxed a second time by the federal government. So when Oregon and the rest of the nation complains about our financial situation and at the same taxes the hell out you when uses his or her retirement income to make purchases that help the economy and is penalized for doing so, then I do have a problem with big government. Oregon and the rest of the country cannot have it both ways. So here I sit, unable to make purchases because if I do I will be penalized for doing so via taxes and when one is taxed out of his or her fixed income. Then, a no sales tax system means nothing, because you are unable to make purchases, in turn you must turn to the banks and or credit cards where interest rates dictate ones life even if one has been prudent with money during ones life time or remain in a state of suspended animation waiting for nature to take it's course. It is a no win policy for American (retired Americans) from the middle or lower economic classes and NOT EXTRA SESSIONS at Salem that I am concerned with. Last but not least, who's retirement fund is it: I it the government's, or is it a future retirement account for doctors and CEO's of medical and hospitals whom require a living standard better than mine?
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