Thursday, January 16, 2003

Libertarians Decry Pro-Measure 28 Tactics
Here is an interesting article in the Medford Mail Tribune that really puts the whole Measure 28 debate into perspective.
"Blackmail. That’s what Mitch Shults, chairman of the Oregon Libertarian party, calls the spending cuts proposed if Measure 28 fails.
Outlined cuts to the budgets of school districts, state police, prisons and programs for elderly, poor and mentally ill people are designed to make the failure of the temporary income tax measure look as threatening as possible, he said.
"If those cuts happen, the Legislators that allowed it would be tossed out, so they will make changes," Shults said. "No politician is willing to release felons onto the street as threatened."

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