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...and a little good political news! - Unbeliever's Land
...The continuing chronicles...
...and a little good political news!
...albeit strictly local.

Voters in Oregon actually passed measures 66 and 67 last night -- measures which raise taxes for corporations, and individuals making over $250,000.

Were I a gambling man, I'd have put GOOD MONEY on neither one of these passing.

All I see in Corvallis and Albany are *GIANT* lawn signs (miniature billboards, really) screaming "VOTE NO ON JOB-KILLING TAXES!"

Even our liberal talk radio station (formerly known as Air America) was running 10 "NO ON 66 & 67" spots (with scaaaaary music) for every one "YES" spot.  (Not their fault -- they're not allowed to turn down ads based on political positions, and the "NO" folks had all the big corporate money.)

So based on what I saw, and based on the tables ALWAYS being tilted towards the megacorps, I didn't think 66 and 67 had a chance.

Yay us!  Now the cuts at OSU (where I work) and other public schools and universities can stop short of "to the bone".  :)

And maybe after the currently-contracted two-year stint with mandatory unpaid furlough days, we can go back to actual full-time work.

I really needed a little good news right about now...

Current Emotional State: pleased pleased

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rampling From: rampling Date: January 28th, 2010 02:39 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay -- it's lovely to hear some good liberal news for a change!
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