Senator Bruce Starr spoke at a Taxpayer Association “Pizza Town Hall” event in Hillsboro, along with economist Dr. Eric Fruits and Jason Williams, Taxpayers Association of Oregon Director . The main topic was educating people that the law keeping the internet tax free expires on December 11th. Senator Bruce Starr and friends warned that taxpayers could see taxes increase as a result of the law expiring. The internet tax ban, otherwise known as the Tax Freedom Act, is expiring with little public debate or discussion.
Also shared at the meeting were a storm of other looming tax threats, such as the Portland Street Tax, cell-phone taxes and the Oregon Legislature advancing the Carbon Tax plan idea. Senator Bruce Starr shared on the need for government to be cost effective and wisely spend the existing tax dollars it has. Williams shared on how when governments unfairly allocate telecommunication taxes it has the effect of limiting freedom of choice for consumers for their internet and cell-phone options. The meeting was hosted by the Taxpayer Association of Oregon.