There has been much moaning and groaning in Oregon from business leaders about taxes recently - particularly since the passage of Measures 66 and 67. But as Rich Rodgers notes (via Steve Duin) a group of business leaders have issued a report showing that Oregon's business taxes are the "lowest in the West." Duin reports:
"As an investment advisor, I see clients move to Washington to save on the income tax," Tony Arnerich said. "You're an Oregonian all your life and suddenly taxes become a philosophical burden and you run to Washington. That's a good example of how my generation morphed from 'We the people' to 'Me the people.'"
Even Oregon's so-called "moderate" business leaders at the Oregon Business Association seem to have taken a dive off the reality cliff.