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As a native Oregonian and longtime homeowner, it seems to me that Oregonians aren't against a sales tax, they're against the idea of an ADDITIONAL tax. No tax overhaul package has been presented that convinces the populace that property/income taxes will truly drop as a sales tax comes up. Given our shift from a natural resource-based economy to a more diverse economy (one dependent on tourism, tech, health care, small business, etc), a sales tax makes sense. I would vote for it, but only if it were part of a full overhaul of the tax code, not just an adjustment. Unfortunately, our lawmakers in Salem have shown that they can't work together; the partisanship of the last several decades won't bring the three-legged-stool tax approach to our state. We need people to reach across the aisle for true systemic change. A new tax approach would help everyone and I would support it, though I certainly don't love the idea of paying more for toothpaste...
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