Tax Fairness will help build a Democratic Economy!
Oregon VOTED YES for Tax Fairness
For too long, large corporations have gotten away with paying just $10 a year in Oregon income taxes, while average Oregon families and small businesses have had to pick up the tab of paying for schools and basic services. It’s time for a change.
What do Measures 66 & 67 mean for
rural and small town Oregon?
Measures 66 and 67 ensure that large corporations and the wealthy pay their fair share. These measures are one small step towards creating stronger, more democratic communities and resilient rural economies.
|Ballot Measure||What it does?||Workable Solution?||Advances Democracy?|
|67||Increases the corporate minimum income tax from $10 to $150 and increases the marginal tax rate on corporate profits above $250,000 by 1.3% (above $10 million in 2013).||
Will help avoid further cuts to vital services like schools, health care and public safety by ensuring corporations pay their fair share. Establishes reasonable corporate tax rates that are still the lowest on the west coast. Makes sure small businesses can survive these tough times.
Restores a level of fairness to our outdated and imbalanced tax system. Corporations that benefit from a well-educated populace and safe, livable communities contribute a fair share towards maintaining the common good.
Increases the marginal tax rate by 1.8% on personal income above $250,000 for couples and above $125,000 for individuals.
Like 67, this measure protects the common good by ensuring adequate funding for basic programs that benefit all, rather than shifting the burden of the economic crisis to those who have been hardest hit already.
VOTE YES for Tax Fairness this January!
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get involved
- Voter registration deadline is January 5th. Register online at: www.sos.state.or.us/ elections/votreg/sel500.pdf
- Ballots will be mailed out starting on January 8th.
- Remember to turn your ballot in by Tuesday, January 26th! Call the Oregon Secretary of State’s Oregon Votes hotline at: 1-866-ORE-VOTE / 673-8683 to find out where the nearest ballot drop box is!