Statements about Taxes

Jules Bailey "was instrumental in creating the Business Energy Tax Credit that let companies like Wal-Mart profit by $11 million while costing the Oregon general fund $33 million."

"We have the lowest beer tax in the nation."

"Oregon is spending $10 million advertising Obamacare with ads that don’t even mention the program and how to enroll in it" and that don’t "mention the word ‘insurance.’"

Says Damascus’ disincorporation would produce "NO significant tax savings."

"In fiscal year 2011-2012, 4,191 abortions were paid for by taxpayers via the Oregon Health Plan."

Says Oregon’s political tax credit is something "every state should have and no other state does."

Says that in Curry County, "if you make a 911 call you’re likely to wait for an hour for a response."

Says a group "estimates that the annual cost to Oregon taxpayers for government services to illegal aliens, after any income tax revenue from them, is $1 billion."

Says "Having organizations parading as being social welfare organizations and then being involved in the political combat harkens back to why the statute a hundred years ago said that they were prohibited."

Metro on whether it could use bond money for restoration.

Says "a pack-a-day smoker who quits because of the tax increase will save about $1,650 a year."

Says "A baby in Coos County is two times as likely to be born to a mother who is someone who used tobacco during her pregnancy as is the average baby born in Oregon or the U.S."

Says "I've authored the first bipartisan tax reform bill in a quarter-century."  

Says, "The Democrats' proposed budget is also balanced by using more in new tax revenue than in total PERS reform or savings."

Says the Nike bill "is not a tax break ... this does not lower the taxes that Nike will pay nor does it prevent the Legislature from raising those taxes in the future."

Says that "the state spends more money on tax giveaways than it receives in tax collection."

Says the Multnomah County Library system "is the second busiest in the nation."

Says Mark Hass "raised your taxes by $1 billion in a single day."

Says Multnomah County libraries "are open 44 hours per week … the lowest of any library in the four-county region."

Says "the typical homeowner will pay $4 more per month" if library district passes.

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