Howe takes first shot at Esquivel
State Rep. Sal Esquivel denounces what he views as a misleading hit piece mailed to voters that signals the start of a negative campaign by his opponent in the Nov.
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#1 Oct 1, 2010
As a 30+ yr Republican, voting for one politician over another usually nets the same old status quo.
That being said, I was around the first time we Oregonians voted against the sales tax. I guess Esquivel figures there may be enough ex-Californians here that would be willing to pass it. More of that decades long, "Californians Stampede to Save Oregon From Itself" mentality.
Time to give Sal das boot, and send him packing.
Our biggest political problem, is career politicians.
#2 Oct 11, 2010
Sal said he might back a 5% sales tax only if the Oregon Income Tax was reduced first......
#3 Oct 11, 2010
You're right Gary.
But, what's the point playing a shell game with taxes? "Take a little less here and pay a little more there." One may argue that what Sal proposes would spur savings, but that's not what Oregon's ecomony needs right now.
There are trillions of dollars, in cash, currently waiting on the sidelines. Companies of all sizes, as well as individuals need a reason to spend. The threat of more taxes will cause everyone to simply horde those dollars, extending this rotton economy.
If Sal can't think of anything better, he ought to take his shells and go home!
Oregon is in need of real leadership.
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