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    I got my ballot yesterday for two new tax measures. one would add a new tax bracket to incomes over 150,000, the other would reduce the taxes on unemployment.

    Oregon income tax is already 9%. Oregon unemployment is already 12% The state budget is hurting. But this is not the way to go.
     
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    :( Washington State is doing a number on it's people as well!!!!
     
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    If all taxes went to the federal government then the game of shifting financial responsibilities to the states or from the states to the counties, or states to the fed, could not be played.
     
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    States can't afford Obama's increased Medicare costs. Plus our local hospital is going broke because Medicare patients are money losers, just ask the Mayo Clinics, they won't even take Medicare patients. maybe Obama has a new batch of immigrant witch-doctors he wants to bring in to handle Medicare patients??
     
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    Oregon income tax is already 9%.

    Ahh, but you have NO sales tax whatsoever. Why not impose a little sales tax and maybe then OR could lower the state income tax?

    Oregon unemployment is already 12%

    Not quite.....The latest numbers for most (but not all) OR counties is 11.1%.
     
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    I find it to be a little off topic.

    I don't blame Obama on the amazing rate medical technology and medical expenses are outpacing income growth.

    The fear is capitalism is going to leave us all unable to afford the best coverage. Going to be weird when our kids have to watch us die because we can't afford XXX treatment for our illnesses at 97 while Magic Johnson can.

    The trick is going to be spending money on research to make new treatments more affordable instead of finding new cures. An assembly line of medical treatment if you will.
     
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    Every state--including my state of Colorado is hurting. We have a balanced budget admendment in this state--& state taxes cannot be raised unless the citizens vote for it. So government spending has been cut.
     
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    Government has grown too big. Now it needs to shrink if we are to survive as a nation. If liberals have their way we will end up like Venezuela.....a failed state.
     
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    You must be joking.

    We pay TWICE as much per capita for healthcare as the rest of the industrialized world becasue we don't have the cost savings that accompany national health insurance.

    Do a little reading, please.
     

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