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Letter writer Lila Leathers of Boring opposes Metro's Measure 26-210, saying small and large business have faced an onslaught of new taxes over the last 16 months.

Add it up. In the past 16 months we have been hit hard by new taxes, increased taxes and fees by Metro, Multnomah County and the state of Oregon.

But it's not enough for Metro. On the May ballot they want more in the shape of two new income taxes, one on business and one personal.

Never mind that private businesses have been left out of the language in the ordinance. Only public and nonprofits made the list. Never mind the lack of a plan of how the money will be used. Metro just wants the money now via your personal income taxes and then figure out how to spend it later.

Perhaps the Metro Council hasn't read a paper or watched TV for the past seven weeks. We are in an economic crisis. Your money grab for a new government program is not appropriate or appreciated at this time.

Your reputation as a government agency is being damaged by this unthoughtful and untimely action. I'm voting "no" on Measure 26-210.

Lila Leathers


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