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Local readers weigh in on proposed cap-and-trade bill and American Legion breakfast at Aurora Colony Days

Climate tax would hurt Oregon, do little to curb CO2 emissions

The editorial in the July 10 Woodburn Independent (Drama aside, Capitol consensus attained) ignored one of the most important questions of the past legislative session. What is really needed to really maintain the State of Oregon's climate?

What the citizens are told by the powers that be in the local newspaper and Democrat office holders is that unless major changes are made in our society, the state's climate will go to hell in less than 12 years. Is that true?

How much good will an 18-cent a gallon fuel tax increase in Oregon do in reducing the amount of CO2 released into the world's atmosphere? How much harm will this same tax increase do to the state of Oregon's private economy? The Portland Democrat big talkers are talking up the large amounts of money to be made in the carbon exchange market. Who will be the largest family to eat at that table? Anyone care to guess who?

Kate Brown, Peter Courtney, Tina Kotek and the Democrat majority members of this year's legislature in my opinion still do not understand the effect of removing that much tax money from the private Oregon state economy. This bill was created over the past 32 years by Oregon Democrat governors blissfully squandering and promising state funds to Portland labor union bosses for the state worker's pension program.

This one fact calls into question all of the claims made about global warming.

When the fiasco reached the surface, it was no wonder that the members of the Republican caucus left the state to control the Democrat stampede. It was a message to prevent the destruction of the state of Oregon's private economy.

Lenthal Kaup

Gervais

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Aurora American Legion Post 110 to host breakfast at Colony Days

After last summer's disaster when the roof of Aurora American Legion Post 110 "shivered its timbers", this summer American Legion Auxiliary Unit 110 members get to invite Aurora Colony Day celebrants to an early 'all-you-can-eat pancakes' breakfast down in the cooler level.

On Saturday, Aug. 10, from 7-11 a.m., unit member Susan Rothenberger, assisted by Amber Petersen, is shopping, checking her list twice, and supervising the downstairs cleanup before coffee, sausages, scrambled eggs, juice, milk, and coffee enhance those pancakes, glorified w/butter and syrup. Adults pay $7, children up through age 11 pay $4.

Unit President Tonya Mathias joins the unit giving thanks to all our Veterans, past and present, who've made it possible to celebrate!

MaryLou Burke

Aurora


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