Wilsonville, OR – Democrat Governor Kate Brown is currently weighing whether to sign Senate Bill 1528 – a bill that amounts to a devastating new tax hike on Oregon’s small businesses that could cost them up to $1 billion by 2023.
The Bend Bulletin is raising the question in a new editorial – “Does Kate Brown really want to help small business?” The answer? If history is any guide, probably not:
[Governor Brown has said] “Small businesses are the backbone of Oregon’s economy, creating 70 percent of new jobs in the state” and that “We can encourage job growth by giving small-business owners and emerging entrepreneurs the tools they need to expand.”
…It would be astonishing for a governor who has declared so forthrightly that she wants to give small businesses tools to expand to aim to take $1 billion away from small businesses.
“Kate Brown has struck massive blows to Oregonians and their employers by signing massive new tax hikes on energy and healthcare, but now she is about to easily clinch the title as the most anti-small business Governor in Oregon history,” stated Oregon Republican Chairman Bill Currier.
“Governor Brown has betrayed her rhetoric on small businesses time and time again. Oregonians deserve better than a tax-hiking Governor who won’t stand up for the ‘backbone’ of our economy,” said Chair Currier.
“Damaging our state’s small business job-creating engine to fund out-of-control spending in Salem gives Oregon voters yet another reason to end her disastrous governorship this November.”
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