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Editorial: The Benefit of More Taxes

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

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We read in The Bulletin on Friday morning that two Democratic state senators want to add yet another new tax on Oregon businesses and, inevitably, also on consumers.

It would be a tax on carbon. It might raise another $1.5 billion a year for the state to try to fix this or that. That’s on top of the $3 billion more a year that will be taken from Oregon businesses and passed on to Oregonians if Initiative Petition 28 passes this November.

We have another idea…

We propose the state of Oregon tax Oregon businesses and residents at a rate of 100 percent.

That’s all income. All of it should go to the state. The state can decide for us all how our money should be spent.

Just think of the benefits.

The tax code would be simple. “Whatever you think you got, it’s not yours. Please remit all income to the state. And don’t forget to check under the couch cushions.”…

We Respond & Your Comments

We can add absolutely nothing to this gem except that we encourage you to click the link and read the whole editorial.

But we do have one worry – What if our Legislators read it? They’d slap their foreheads and scream“Why didn’t we think of that?”

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