Don’t force one of the nation’s highest 911 taxes on Oregon’s jobless. No on HB 2351
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
The 911 tax, House Bill 2351, would make Oregon among the top 10 highest 911 taxes in the nation. This tax places a burden on middle class and low income Oregonians who rely on low cost phone plans for their family and their home-based jobs. This tax also hits the unemployed who can’t pay their current bills. This tax raises the current 911 tax of 75 cents to $1.25 per month. That is a 66% increase.
Even worse, the bill allows automatic tax increases in the future with an inflation clause. The Taxpayer Association of Oregon strongly believes this is taxation without representation which is a fundamental principle of American good governance and democracy. All tax increases should be approved by the Oregon’s elected representatives where there is transparency, accountability and voter participation. Oregon voters in no way approve of giving up these rights to a computerized mathematical formula or faceless government agency they did not vote for.
The Taxpayer Association of Oregon urges a No vote on the 911-tax, House Bill 2351, and it’s attempt to add on middle class and low income Oregonians one of the highest 911 taxes in the nation.
You can read the full text of House Bill 2351 here.