Why? The GOP would not state a position on the issue.
"The Oregon Republican Party never took a formal stand on the measure."
posted on 01/31/2003 7:07:49 PM PST
I don't think most voters care what the Libertarian Party thinks. And voters don't need GOP leaders to instruct them when it comes to tax increases. They are perfectly capable to decide the merits on their own.
posted on 01/31/2003 7:09:13 PM PST
The fact that the Republican party didn't take a stand probably helped defeat the tax increase. A lot of Dems will vote against anything the GOP is for. And you know Republicans voters are going to vote against a tax increase regardless of what some state party committee does.
Oregon already has high income taxes. Its just common sense you wouldn't want to increase them in a weak economy(or any other time really).
posted on 01/31/2003 8:04:24 PM PST
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