Economic growth or higher taxes won’t fix the state’s long-term budget deficits unless lawmakers first get major overhead costs under control and demand accountability.
It’s important that we continue to have a serious conversation about controlling runaway state spending.
As an Oregonian, can you afford that? Tell your legislators that is too much for Oregonians. When looking at the tax plan this session, they have to consider the whole package.
It’s more than nickel-and-diming; this adds up to billions of dollars that Oregonians will wind up paying. We can’t afford it.
Our legislators must learn to live within their budget — just like we do. The state’s current shortfall stems from rapidly rising government spending, not a lack of revenue.
Once our lawmakers bring government costs under control, we can invest our tax dollars on things that matter most. Growing the economy? Check. Better results for our children? Check.