RECENTLY ON TOL:
- A tumblr site dedicated to the people and places that make up Oregon and Southwest Washington.
on Tax Measures
Oregon’s Legislature, Judicial, & Governor realize there is a small % of us that are statisticians. Fewer of us have time to take off making a living to do the math required to make a well informed decision. Oregon is transparent in its statistics in all but in 2 areas, the expenditures of The DOE. and The DOJ. Yet these Depts. are telling you what matters to get you to vote yes. Believe those agencies that are least transparent & supply the least actual facts? Because of the hidden stats of these agencies, even statisticians have to vote blindly. If you close your eyes while compiling your yearly state tax returns vote yes! Or open your ears & eyes to the deception that The State is presenting. If you wish to evaluate whether I am right or wrong go to this website: http://egov.oregon.gov/DOR/STATS/exp09-11toc.shtml; Facts: Corporations are our 2nd largest source or revenue; Oregon spends the 2nd highest % of budget on corrections in the nation. Over I billion per yr; ODOC spends about $30,000. per inmate per yr; About $10,000. per k-12 student is spent per yr by the DOE; Oregon’s difference between education revenue and expenditures is: -$87,789,793. The national average is: +$135,590,065. This includes federal funds. See these sites, do simple math, & ask yourself, "Where is the money going?" http://nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=short&s1=41 http://nces.ed.gov/programs/stateprofiles/sresult.asp?mode=full&displaycat=2&s1=41 Oregon's not found the $ to fully pay for its correctional system. What's our priorities when it comes to children? If Oregon's to gain any of the new AR&A Fed. funds we have to make an exchange of these numbers. Yes won’t do it! Are our children and grandchildren going to pull out of this recession on top through higher spending on education or shall we send our children to prison to wallow at the bottom of the pile? All of you must choose wisely! I VOTE NO!
posted 3 years, 4 months ago
view in context