Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Ted "tax and gouge me" Kulongoski just does not get it… Were broke!

the Oregonian

Robins Commentary

Well, the great governor of Oregon is at it again! It is bad enough that Oregon is suffering from massive layoffs, and until recently the high cost of fuel [which we're still recovering from], and the housing crisis, just to name a few, that sleepy Ted would actually have the nerve to suggest a tax increase.

The "excuse" for the increases is the one billion dollar road, bridge and rail project. The governor indicated that this project would create 2100 jobs a year for the first five years. The governor feels that since it worked for President Roosevelt during the great depression, that it would work in the 21st century for Oregon.

Oh yes, and there that the little issue that the Oregon falls $1.3 billion short of maintaining state highways according to state estimates.

Now for the nitty gritty… How to pay for such a project. The governor has suggested the following…

a 2¢ per gallon gas tax hike, which would increase the 24¢ per gallon tax to 26¢. The gas tax itself has not been raised since 1993. (there's a reason for that)

More than doubling the annual fees for car title and registration from $27.00 to $81.00 a year. "Oregon has among the lowest registration fees in the nation, [and their is something wrong with that?] and the increased fees would be the plans largest source of money."

Title fees would double to $110 dollars a year.

Increase in the tobacco tax by 2 1/2¢, and take $16,000,000 in lottery money.

[why not… We're all wealthy]

And the one that we should fight big time, one of the governor's pet project is putting a GPS tracking system in your car solely for the purpose of collecting taxes, based on the time and the miles that you drive. The tax would be collected at the pump during fill up. And if you think taxes are hard to get rid of now… Just wait until this variable tax becomes a reality.

In my opinion, now's the time to start cutting taxes, not raising them.


Blogger OregonGuy said...

We need GPS stations at every state entry point. Every car and truck entering the state will have to have a GPS device installed. Mileage will be tracked. Taxes must be paid.

I also want mileage counters on bicycles. Every bicycle. Those bike lanes weren't free. If you own a bike, I want you to pay for them. They're yours. I don't use them.

And exhalation. I know you breath. I don't want your carbon dioxide in my face. And your pets breath, either. And don't even get me started on farm animals. Methane. Ugh!

Oh...and who uses sidewalks? Walkers, right? And yet what percentage of sidewalk costs are covered by walkers? Again, I'm pretty much a front door to car to front door kind of guy. Why should I pay for sidewalks when I don't use them?

3:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ted earned his name of Tax and Gouge and yet people are still surprised when he proposes another hike. I keep wondering - WHO voted him in? Not ME!!!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Boilermakerjoel said...

Ted, we all don't live in a big house like you, and derive our money from telling other people how to live, like you. How about a tax only on those who derive their incomes from taxpayers? Seems that would tax about half of Oregonians......see the problem here?

8:50 PM  
Blogger Boilermakerjoel said...

Al Gore called, he wants to know if you two are still on for a game of "suck the suckers dry"?

8:51 PM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

ninest123 09.29
louis vuitton outlet, cheap jordans, tory burch outlet, chanel handbags, prada outlet, michael kors outlet, michael kors outlet online, cheap oakley sunglasses, tiffany jewelry, nike outlet, ralph lauren outlet, uggs on sale, nike air max, christian louboutin, louboutin uk, nike free, uggs outlet, kate spade, oakley sunglasses, ray ban sunglasses, ralph lauren polo, oakley sunglasses, michael kors, replica watches, longchamp outlet, gucci handbags, prada handbags, replica watches, burberry factory outlet, uggs on sale, longchamp bags, uggs on sale, christian louboutin, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton, oakley sunglasses, louboutin shoes, ray ban sunglasses, louis vuitton outlet online, michael kors outlet store, nike air max, uggs outlet, michael kors outlet online, louis vuitton outlet, longchamp outlet, tiffany jewelry, burberry outlet, oakley sunglasses

12:32 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

sac guess pas cher, michael kors outlet online, coach purses, coach outlet, true religion outlet, north face pas cher, north face uk, hermes pas cher, michael kors, louboutin pas cher, jordan pas cher, nike free, vans pas cher, kate spade outlet, longchamp pas cher, nike air max uk, nike roshe uk, michael kors uk, nike air max, nike tn pas cher, nike roshe run pas cher, burberry pas cher, ralph lauren pas cher, true religion outlet, timberland pas cher, michael kors, lululemon outlet, new balance, coach outlet store online, longchamp soldes, nike free pas cher, vanessa bruno pas cher, nike air max uk, nike air force, hogan sito ufficiale, lunette oakley pas cher, polo ralph lauren uk, polo lacoste pas cher, true religion outlet, abercrombie and fitch, mulberry uk, nike blazer pas cher, abercrombie and fitch UK, nike air max pas cher, true religion jeans, hollister uk, converse, coach outlet, lunette ray ban pas cher

12:35 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

new balance shoes, insanity workout, softball bats, north face outlet, vans scarpe, abercrombie, nike air huarache, valentino shoes, hermes handbags, beats by dre, iphone cases, mont blanc, p90x workout, north face outlet, nike air max, hollister, mcm handbags, converse shoes outlet, polo ralph lauren, celine handbags, nike trainers uk, ghd hair, reebok outlet, gucci, salvatore ferragamo, nike roshe run, nfl jerseys, babyliss pro, ray ban, soccer shoes, jimmy choo outlet, converse, instyler ionic styler, lululemon outlet, bottega veneta, wedding dresses, mac cosmetics, vans outlet, nike air max, timberland boots, oakley, chi flat iron, asics running shoes, soccer jerseys, hollister clothing, herve leger, giuseppe zanotti, longchamp uk, abercrombie and fitch, louboutin, michael kors handbags

12:37 AM  
Blogger ninest123 Ninest said...

lancel, moncler outlet, louis vuitton, moncler, montre pas cher, moncler, louis vuitton, sac louis vuitton, toms shoes, moncler, canada goose jackets, thomas sabo uk, louis vuitton uk, michael kors handbags, ugg,ugg australia,ugg italia, bottes ugg pas cher, michael kors outlet, barbour, moncler, ugg uk, ugg pas cher, sac louis vuitton, marc jacobs, pandora jewelry, wedding dresses uk, supra shoes, canada goose uk, doke & gabbana, canada goose outlet, canada goose pas cher, swarovski uk, barbour jackets uk, swarovski jewelry, moncler pas cher, juicy couture outlet, coach outlet, moncler uk, replica watches, michael kors outlet online, ugg,uggs,uggs canada, pandora uk, links of london uk, moncler jackets, canada goose outlet, hollister, pandora charms, juicy couture outlet, canada goose, canada goose, pandora jewelry, canada goose jackets
ninest123 09.29

12:39 AM  
Blogger Minko Chen said...

coach outlet store
coach outlet store
mulberry uk
ray ban sunglasses
tods shoes
celine outlet
michael kors outlet sale
hollister uk
moncler outlet store
kobe shoes
michael kors outlet
fitflop sale
michael kors online outlet
lululemon pants
nike air huarache
ferragamo shoes
tiffany and co
karen millen uk
nike free uk
canada goose outlet

8:05 PM  

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home