Meme: Watch your taxes be mis-spent

By Taxpayers Association of Oregon

This meme is true.

For instance, the State of Oregon once spent $200 million studying to build the Columbia River Crossing Bridge, but it was never built — and some of those who received funds were politically connected.   One State Representative used COVID emergency funds to spend on a private political lobby group (that she used to work for) to spend on anew building.

The State pension system, Public Employee Retirement System (PERS), is over $20 billion in debt.  They keep making it more expensive based on a model that does not seem to factor in recessions which puts all the pensioners at risk if the stock market doesn’t continue to break records.

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