Sunday, October 08, 2006

No blogging for a week

I won't be blogging for the next week.

In the meantime, maybe someone can answer a question I asked on my radio show today:

"What was the last tax increase or bond issue that the Oregonian did not support?"

6 comments:

A Son of the Beach said...

Funny you asked that Rob as I posed the same question to two friends at the O recently and they were unable to find a single tax the O has opposed in response to my challenge -- and I know they tried. They couldn't even find some little obscure tax from nowhere that was going no place.
I myself have been looking for roughly fifteen years and have yet to see my first tax the Oregonian did not like. They are just one tax-happy gaggle of journalists -- yes?
"Tax me, tax me," they seem to say, "I just can't get enough of those wonderful taxes!" And this attitude ties in perfectly with that of our present Governor, who conjures up a new tax everytime he opens his mouth. It is truly remarkable, is it not?

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Don Smith said...

Didn't they poo-poo the mayor's school tax for Portland Public? You know, the one that went down in flames in January? Or did they say that it wouldn't win, even though it was important?

Dave Lister said...

Don,
I think you are right. I think they opposed the notion of a city income tax.

a son of the beach said...

The Oregonian discouraged the income tax only because of adverse polling, and so they decided to push the county in the direction of a more desirable 5-year special school tax levy -- the Oregonian did not come right out and say hey let's not do ANY tax this time for a change -- it was a question of supporting one tax over another.