No PDX street tax event on Nov 5th

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Below is a special invite from Dr. Eric Fruits….

November 5 will give Portlanders two opportunities to learn the facts and get the truth about the Portland street fee.

The City of Portland will soon be voting on $40 million in new taxes on the city’s residents and businesses.

One of the new taxes will be a $20 million income tax on residents. In addition to filing federal and state income taxes, Portland residents will be required to file income taxes with the city. City staffers have already indicated that they will require residents to provide copies of their IRS forms to the city. City staff also indicated that they will work with information from the IRS to perform audits on Portlanders’ income tax returns. Continue reading

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Vote NO on Measure 91

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by NW Spotlight

The libertarian Cascade Policy Institute is advocating a yes vote on Measure 91 to legalize marijuana in Oregon, a position they publicized back in September – but these conservative groups and individuals on Oregon Catalyst are advocating a no vote on Measure 91 and/or are cautioning against the legalization of marijuana:

Larry Huss on Legalizing Marijuana

In the end, this is all about the “me generation” and that pervasive attitude that “if it feels good, do it.” It furthers the myth of life without consequences. The only upside is for those who eschew getting high in favor of getting hired… Continue reading

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Conservatives should oppose the drug war

SteveBuckstein.serendipityThumb Conservatives should oppose the drug warCascade Policy Institute urges a Yes vote on Measure 91 this November to decriminalize marijuana. While Oregon’s marijuana laws aren’t the strictest, and medical marijuana is legal here, possession of even small amounts of recreational marijuana is deemed a misdemeanor and can result in a fine. Possession of larger amounts, and cultivation in any amount can result in a felony with large fines and jail time.

As Nobel prize winning economists Friedrich Hayek and Milton Friedman argued, even if drugs are bad for us, we simply don’t have sufficient knowledge to create a drug war that does not have unintended consequences that may actually be worse than the drugs themselves. Continue reading

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Dems lying about their cuts to Medicare again

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by NW Spotlight

Grover Norquist has a good Huffington Post column this week on how Democrats are trying to scare voters again that Republicans want to destroy Medicare.

Norquist points out the irony of this lie by Democrats: “The irony here is that the ‘War on Seniors’ is actually being waged by President Obama and his Congressional allies. It was Democrats who cut $716 billion from Medicare to pay for Obamacare, much of it coming from the popular Medicare Advantage program which gives seniors choice in how they receive their Medicare benefits. The President was so worried about his own re-election in 2012 in places like Florida that he used executive authority to blunt the effect of those cuts until after his re-election.”

Click here to read his full column

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Last day to mail ballots!

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by NW Spotlight

The Salem Statesman Journal is reporting that today (Thursday, October 30, 2014) is the last day to mail your ballot and have it arrive in time for Tuesday’s election.

After today, ballots will need to be taken to a drop box.

Click here to go to the Oregon Catalyst – 2014 Voting Resource Guide

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Tell Oregon DEQ you oppose the hidden gas tax!

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Oregonians for Sound Fuel Policy

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is adopting rules to implement the costly new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). This “hidden gas tax” will hurt working families and small businesses, and we need your help.

The DEQ’s Environmental Quality Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed rules on November 6. Continue reading

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Video busts Oregon myths — Must see!

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By Third Century Solutions,

A documentary film, “Beyond the Oregon Myth, Kevin and Georgie Investigate,” was released today by Third Century Solutions, LLC. The movie shows that Oregon’s long economic decline did not happen by chance, but rather is the result of longstanding policies that continue to be supported by many of Oregon’s elected leaders.

Continue reading

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