Text of radio ad blasting Governor over referendum delay

Here is the text of the radio ad put out by the Oregon Republican Party attacking Governor Kulongoski for delaying the signing of the tax bills as to prevent voters from referring it.

“Sign the bills Governor and give the people their rights.This is Oregon not Honduras. First the Democrats raise your taxes by $2 billion dollars, and now the governor is trying to prevent you from voting on two of the most important tax bills passed by the 2009 Oregon Legislature, the job-killing income and business tax increases. The Oregon constitution guarantees the people the right to collect signatures and refer bills passed by the Legislature especially these bills like job killing tax increases that will hurt all Oregonians. However the governor is intentionally delaying the signature collection process by not signing the bills, making it very difficult to collect the necessary signatures in the required 90 day period. Call the governor now 503-378-3111, and say Governor stop trying to take away our right to vote, sign the bills and let the people vote.”


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  • Tim Lyman

    Thanks to Bob Tiernan for having the balls to actually call the Democrats by name and lay the blame at their feet.

    The major criticisms I hear of Bob seem to be that he is an a jerk (stronger words were actually used, but this is a PG-rated blog). Vance Day is one of the nicest guys you’d ever meet, but was an ineffective chair. Bob has taken more and more aggressive action in a few months than Vance did in his entire tenure. Sometimes it takes sharp elbows to get the job done.

  • Rupert in Springfield

    There is something known as the Kelvin temperature scale. It has a purity to it because it defines 0 degrees as that temperature at which molecular motion ceases in an ideal gas. In other words, it is theoretically impossible to go below Kelvin 0.

    Ted defines a political Kelvin scale all his own.

    In that sense, he has found some use at last.

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