In order to make a dent in Oregon's $4 billion budget shortfall, the 2009 Oregon legislature passed Measures 66 and 67 to raise $733 million in new revenue from corporations and high-income Oregonians. Measure 66 slightly raises taxes on the top 3% of wealth earners in Oregon and exempts 270,000 unemployed Oregonians from taxes on their first $2,400 in unemployment benefits. Measure 67 raises the corporate minimum tax in Oregon, that has been on the books since 1931, from $10 to $150. It also raises taxes on corporations that rake-in more than $250,000 in yearly income. But Oregon's capitalists refuse to tolerate any minor increases in taxes on their wealth. They banned together with the anti-tax tea baggers and managed to get enough signatures to put Measures 66 and 67 on a special election ballot at the end of January. Come discuss these tax measures with the International Socialist Organization and hear the socialist case for voting "Yes" on bot 66 and 67.
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