December 29th, 2009 | by NIGEL JAQUISS News | Posted In: CLEAN UP

Finally, Something Interesting on Facebook: A Fight Over Oregon Taxes

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After the Rose Bowl and holiday sales are over, Oregonians will have no choice but to face the decision that awaits on Jan. 26—whether to raise personal and corporate income taxes.

At stake with Measures 66 and 67? Guaranteeing economic Armageddon. Or alternatively if the measures fail, tossing Grandma out of the nursing home and consigning Little Johnny to a life of illiteracy. Or something like that. Watch the ads from proponents and opponents for their slightly more subtle explanations.

But beyond those slickly produced bits, here's a noteworthy Facebook exchange between Alan Tresidder, one of Salem's leading contract lobbyists; and people at Tax Fairness Oregon, a small non-profit that has battled against overly-generous tax breaks.
 
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