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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Oregon legislature set to contemplate tax kicker overhaul

So, Governor Ted wants to reform the kicker process. You know, the extra money the state collects from you on taxes then makes convenient excuses why they shouldn't have to give it back? Yeah, they're tired of having to find new excuses and now TIdy Ted wants a law that says they can keep your kicker--or at least part of it. Heck, it's only a wee percentage, you'll never miss it.

The talk around town is that they want to take some of your kicker money and mole it away in case of emergencies. Because, the logic goes, in times of recession and whatnot, the government needs more money...and you...well, don't. The idea of giving the taxpayers back their own money, in the words of blueoregon.com's Kari Chisholm, is "ridiculous nonsense". Because we all know (apparently) that putting money back into consumers hands to ignite a stagnating economy is just plain stupid. That money should be squirrelled away in a deep, dank, government storage facility with no lights and no ventilation--so the state can squander it at their leisure. That's obvious.


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