Kansas Gov. Brownback visits Oregon to discuss impact of M97 on Businesses, Jobs
Wilsonville, OR - Kansas Governor Sam Brownback attended a meeting at Pacific Seafood in Clackamas yesterday to discuss the ramifications of Measure 97 upon their business as well as the businesses that are their customers. Also, in attendance at the meeting were Oregon Republican Party Chairman Bill Currier, Oregon Republican National Committeeman Solomon Yue, Clackamas County Republican Party Chair Ron Le Blanc, and Pacific Seafood Deputy General Counsel Tony Dal Ponte.
During the meeting, Mr. Dal Ponte described the effects of Measure 97, pointing out that it is the consumer who eventually ends up paying the increased tax expense placed upon businesses. Mr. Dal Ponte stated, "Government does not tax businesses, the government only taxes the people."
"We appreciate Gov. Brownback's visit to Oregon to help bring into focus how massive tax increases like M97 harm Oregon's job creators and hold back the economic growth our state desperately needs," said State Republican Chairman Bill Currier. "Two-thirds of this hidden sales tax will be paid by everyday Oregonians through increased prices on food, gas, and other basic essentials - hurting Oregon's most struggling families the most."
"As we've seen in the past, such ‘targeted’ tax increases to address ‘short-term’ budget shortfalls, the tax stays and goes higher, hitting more businesses, while the state’s budget issues continue to worsen anyway," added Chair Currier, "Simply put, Oregonians have lost faith after decades of broken promises and unaccountable governance from Democratic leaders."
The Oregon Republican Party is the state’s arm of the Republican National Committee. It’s Chairman and officers are dedicated to preserving and advancing Republican principles within the state of Oregon and to improving the lives and livelihoods of Oregon’s working families through economic freedom and equal protection under the law.
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