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7 Key Reasons to Vote NO on Measure 97

Tuesday, October 25, 2016


  1. Measure 97 is a tax on total sales – not profits – that would increase consumer costs for all types of products and services.
  2. Measure 97 would be the biggest tax increase in Oregon history – $6 billion.
  3. Measure 97 is a deceptive, hidden sales tax.
  4. Measure 97 would especially hurt Oregon families, farmers and small businesses who can least afford higher costs.
  5. Measure 97’s badly-designed tax on sales would result in taxes on top of taxes.
  6. Measure 97 would damage Oregon’s economy and cause the loss of thousands of local jobs.
  7. There’s no guarantee the money would go to education or anything else. The Legislature could spend it “any way it chooses.”
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