MEASURE 104 PROTECTS THE WILL OF OREGON VOTERS
By Taxpayer Association of Oregon
Oregon voters spoke loudly and clearly in 1996 when we amended the Oregon Constitution to require a three-fifths supermajority that raises tax. Even then, Oregonians saw that runaway spending was putting family budgets at risk. So, we voted to require legislators to achieve a three-fifths supermajority in order to raise taxes.
Through a series of backroom deals and legal rulings that defy common-sense politicians have found a way around the will of Oregon voters. That’s why we need Measure 104. It closes these loopholes.
Oregon lawmakers just voted for a billion in higher taxes within the past year. Read it for yourself…
1. 10 cent gas tax increase
2. New payroll tax
3. New car sales Tax
4. Car registration fee hike
5. Car title fee hike
6. New bike tax
7. Truck mileage tax hike +25%
8. Family health insurance premium tax ($330 million)
9. Small business tax ($376 million)
10. Hunting and fishing license fee hike
Oregonians can’t afford more. Oregon now ranks among the top 10 states in the country in terms of individual tax burden (www.TaxFoundation.org). That means that Oregon families are some of the most heavily taxed in the entire country. While Measure 104 won’t stop every tax increase it will make it a little harder and ensure that there is broader, bi-partisan support.
MEASURE 104 SENDS A MESSAGE TO POLITICIANS
It tells them that we want better management of our tax dollars. There’s currently no political will to make tough decisions. Measure 104 forces politicians to eliminate waste before they come back to us for more money – or find new ways to raise taxes.
PLEASE JOIN THE TAXPAYER ASSOCIATION OF OREGON
IN VOTING YES ON MEASURE 104
– Do you agree? If yes, you cans support our statewide efforts to lower taxes at OregonWatchdog.com