Notice to this distinguished list of people who support tax increases. Did you know that you can actually put your money where you mouth is? You don't actually have to rely on trying to convince the rest of us working shlubs that government needs more money!
How to make an unconditional donation to the Oregon General Fund
The Oregon General Fund is a pool of resources used to support a wide range of state services. These include K through 12 schools, higher education, state police, state prisons, food stamps and medical services for the needy. These resources are allocated by the Governor and the Oregon Legislature.
Now I know what you all are thinking, since this is a state full of good libs who really really want to "support our kids" and "help the needy" this donation proccess must be used all the time.
I mean, I'm sure that when tax-raising Measure 30 went down to defeat the 40% of people who voted to take more money out of yours and my paycheck immediately made donations equivalent to what the increased tax burnden on themselves would have been. (hint: it may have been zero for some of those "yes" votes)
So, how many tax lovers put their money where their vote is? (email response to my public records request)
Our records indicate there were 23 donations for a total of $3,109.73 received by the Department of Administrative Services for the general fund from January 2003 to date.
I hope this information meets your approval.
23? That's it? In 14 years? Come on folks, it's "for the kids."