Saturday, March 22, 2008

Talks about sales tax again?
Where do these people keep coming from?

Bend Bulletin

One of the changes that have been suggested to a state task force that is considering tax code changes, is to vastly reduce property taxes, and or eliminate them altogether for homes that are worth less than $1 million.

The catch?

You have to agree to pay 6% sales tax.

The task force won't release any recommendations until the end of the year, however, pollsters have told the panel that Oregonians are unlikely to support the creation of a sales tax unless other taxes are eliminated.

not to mention the fact that we have told them nine times that we DON'T want a sales tax at all."

Of course, if you don't like the idea of a 6% sales tax, how about a 5% sales tax in exchange for a $25,000 property tax exclusion?

let's see... the last time that a sales tax looked like it might become a reality, all of a sudden (yet not unexpectedly) the city of Eugene chimed in by stating that it would add a "city sales tax" to the mix.

The county of course, not wishing to be left out, wanted to also add a county tax.

So once we allow ANY sales tax to get started, it just opens up a Pandora's box and a feeding frenzy for new taxes.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

OMG! It's been almost a month!

WOW! I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've posted anything.

My apologies to my readers.

I've been in training on new job for the past four weeks, working 12-13 hours a day and have been pretty much dead by the time I got home.

Things are starting to smooth out a little bit and I will pick up blogging again real soon.

There are a lot of things going on in Eugene right now, so much so, that there is enough time to touch on everything.

Stay tuned... I'll be back shortly.