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Ballot measure battles may define state politics

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Bob E

It seems that the main concern of this editorial is that a liberal governor's campaign promises will be opposed or compromised if those who disagree with him voice their objections through the "unpleasantness" of the initiative process. But if our legislators have no spine do we simply follow their leadership?

I do not favor any new taxes; whether those for the great tax sinkhole of public education, that never cries "it is enough"; or any other supposedly worthy purpose. Right-to-work; as a former state employee (not Oregon) I rejoiced when I no longer had to support the corrupt employee union leadership and its illegal confiscation of part of my paycheck: Particularly since those funds were used to support the political campaigns of liberal legislators who backed the union leaders!

And whether we're taxing the "rich", i.e. those terrible people who make more money than our legislators, or taxing a business... Don't people get it? If you tax businesses or their owners the public pays the tax through price increases. The business owner simply passes on the costs associated with the new tax.

So I'm 100% in favor of the "unpleasantness" of the initiative process and citizens getting involved even if it upsets the Governor's plans. Of course since I disagree with the editorial I'm just a political hack, I wear the name proudly!


Great points Bob E.

Don Dix

The gov may have a plan, but.until the courts rule on the PERS reform, little can be settled, whether John likes it or not.

Partisan politics? -- partisanship is the fuel that drives the political parties. As soon as it's convenient (or necessary), someone will throw a political Molotov at the opposite isle, and it's on again!

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