Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Populist referendums pass in Oregon!

So much for the conservative comeback everyone's been talking about, huh?

Today, Oregon voters decided on 2 referendums - Measures 66 and 67. These measures would raise taxes on big corporations and the very rich.

The measures were supported by almost everyone except major corporations, right-wing think tanks, and the state's biggest newspaper.

And the balloting today proves it: Both of these keen new referendums have now passed - apparently by about 11% each.

Just in time too! Last week's Supreme Court ruling would have let corporations spend unlimited money to defeat the proposals - without even disclosing that they were behind the expenditures. It's pretty amusing that the forces of good were able to pass the measures just in the nick of time.

Now get ready for some right-wing waterworks!

(Source: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2010/01/oregon_measure_66_measure_67_e.html)

1 comment:

  1. Bandit, we'd better receive a tax return from you this year!