The Multnomah County Democrats have their platform convention coming up next month. This is where they look at the issues that they want to address. They do this by checking public opinion... and then doing the exact opposite of what Oregonians want. A sampling:
ORS 106.010 Amend the statute defining marriage to allow same sex marriages.
ORS 197.296 Repeal the requirement that urban growth boundaries be expanded.
ORS 471.030 Amend statute to insure OLCC retains control of liquor sales.
ORS 137.700 Repeal mandatory sentences
ORS 162.315 Amend statute to note that resisting a false arrest is not a crime.
ORS 163.105 Repeal the death sentence statute.
ORS 169.151 Repeal this requirement that incarcerated individuals pay rent.
Create statute to prohibit the publication of names of incarcerated individuals on the
This one would put a HUGE damper on all my efforts to find illegal aliens who have multiple drivers licenses and are registered to vote.
ORS 291.349 Repeal the "kicker".
Create legislation enacting progressive taxation on the transfer of wealth between generations, levied on those whose assets are greater than the assets of 99% of American decedents, with future adjustments in exemption levels and tax brackets tied to changes in the federal minimum wage, and an automatic 10% increase on the highest bracket in time of war. The rate structure of this tax should recognize the vast differences between inheriting 5, 50, and 500 million dollars, and implement tax rates such as 50% for estates above $5m, 60% for estates above $50m, and 65% for estates above $500m, with a minimum tax of 40%.
To their credit, they do have a few good ideas in there. But hey, even a broken clock is right twice a day.
If you don't agree with the above items then you should be voting Republican!