Oregonians: Recall the Taxing Spirit

Michigan residents have turned in enough signatures to force a recall vote on that state’s Speaker of the House. In fact, according to the Michigan Taxpayers Alliance, Speaker Andy Dillon ticked off so many people that 77 percent more signatures were turned in than were required to take the issue to the August ballot. Why the revolt? A tax increase. Frustrated Oregonians can learn something from my native state, whose revolutionary zeal in 1983 recalled two legislators from office — for a tax increase.