I've been watching and waiting this past week to see what would happen when the Governor came out with his new budget. Time's up.
What a brave man he is! To raise the minimum corporate tax from $10 to $25 goes far beyond comprehension! It doesn't matter if low income folks in Oregon have dental or optical insurance, the Gov. has chosen to "take on" the corporations in our state with this bold move.
And... he's going to boost the tobacco tax by 60 cents per pack of cigarettes. What a hero he is! Of course the demographics of who smokes show that it's mainly low income people, but his courage is up there with Superman regarding this stand.
Here's an idea Teddy. Eliminate the minimum corporate tax all together. Tax these corporations at a fair rate for them AND the citizens of Oregon. And leave the smokers alone. In other words... grow a pair!