The left-wing media and the government employee unions are propagating a lot of untruths about Measures 66 & 67. Please read the Ten Top Whoppers from the Jop Stoppers, which lists the lies, and also provides the facts to refute them.
Listen to what Oregon State Representative Sal Esquivel has to say about these measures.
To volunteer at our local phone bank, please contact Karen Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541-779-5989 to schedule a couple of hours to call people and encourage them to vote No on these taxes. Or you can stop by the phone bank any time and spend as much or as little time as you feel inclined to help save jobs and make our government stick to a budget, like the rest of us have to. The phone bank is at 1175 E. Main Street, Suite 2E, in Medford. Whatever time you can spare is much appreciated!
FAQ on Measures 66 & 67
- Why are you opposing the legislature’s corporate and personal income tax increases?
- Who opposes the permanent tax increases?
- Who’s behind the permanent tax increases?
- What does the proposed permanent tax increase on businesses involve?
- What does the proposed permanent personal income tax increase involve?
- If businesses have money to fund a campaign, how come they can’t afford the new taxes?
- Why would the permanent tax increases in Measures 66 & 67 affect jobs?
- Didn’t the legislature have to raise taxes in order to balance the state budget?
- Will education, public safety and services for the poor suffer if Measures 66 & 67 do not pass?
- How were legislators able to pass such big permanent tax increases?
- Were the votes on the tax increases bipartisan?
- Is it true that business just wants to protect the extraordinarily low $10 corporate minimum tax? Is that why you’re opposing these taxes?
- Aren’t these taxes just restoring fairness to Oregon’s tax system and asking those who can afford to pay more to contribute their fair share?
- Are you saying the business community proposed some tax increases?
- The Oregon Center for Public Policy says that in 2006, 31 companies with Oregon profits of more than $1 million paid no Oregon corporate income taxes beyond the $10 minimum. And more than 5,000 other profitable companies got away paying just $10 in taxes. Is that true?
- Why should companies get such tax breaks and loopholes? I have to pay my taxes.
- Oregon businesses aren’t paying their fair share. The corporate share of Oregon taxes has been declining over time.
- High-income Oregonians aren’t paying their fair share. Isn’t it fair that, when times are tough, like now, to ask a little more of those who are doing better than the rest of us?
- What about state government’s needs? If the legislature’s tax plan doesn’t pass, schools and state programs will be short $733 million. How will that gap be filled?