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Don’t let Oregon Democrats Steal your kicker

Monday, June 22, 2015

The Bulletin, Bend reprinted in the Salem Statesman Journal

State Rep. Mike McLane, R-Powell Butte, was right. He said Democrats would come after the kicker tax rebate if there was one.

And sure enough, Rep. Tobias Read, D-Beaverton, proposes that the $473 million set to be sent back to state taxpayers be diverted. He wants some of the money to go to schools and some to go to state reserves…

Legislators are always looking for more of somebody else’s money. The kicker lets taxpayers and not politicians decide how to spend their money…

FrankenTax unleashed — Hiding tax hikes inside tax credits

– Taxpayer Association of Oregon, printed in Oregon Catalyst

Liberal lawmakers are creating a dangerous and reckless FrankenTax monster. House Bill 2093, the FrankenTax bill, is a massive unconstitutional tax increase designed to cheat the public from their 3/5th voter majority protection. In 1996, voters put in the constitution protections against easy tax increases by requiring a 3/5th majority vote for all tax increases. The FrankenTax scheme aims to hide real-life tax increases inside a tax credit renewal bill and pretend it is not a tax increase. The details of the FrankenTax scheme aims to raise millions of new tax dollars by reducing your home mortgage interest deductions …

We Respond & Your Comments

Progressives are always shouting that their programs are “Settled Law.” So’s the Kicker. But we guess “settled law” just ain’t what it used to be.

The paragraphs above are examples of government trickery in attempts to subvert what actually is settled law. They aren’t the only two.

We use these examples to remind ourselves and our readers of the need to constantly monitor not just what our “leaders” are saying, but what they’re doing. People tend to act in their own self interest, and politicians are no exception.

As Thomas Jefferson said, “The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the Constitution so the second will not become the legalized version of the first.”

 

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