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Locals endorse Oregon Legislature candidate Kelly Sloop in this week's letters

Sloop will say no to new taxes

The state's democratic supermajority has bypassed bipartisanship and brought us another new tax called the Corporate Activity Tax (CAT). This isn't just your ordinary new tax, but one that is based on a business's gross receipts versus net revenue or sales after expenses.

Kelly Sloop's story is an example of what happens when an uncontrolled party has the ability to make and pass laws without us, the ones paying the tax, having a chance to vote.

Sloop decided to get involved when the community pharmacy she worked at was closed due to this CAT tax. A researcher by nature, Sloop started reading other bills on the state Legislature's website and started following the Legislature more closely.

Sloop grew concerned about the Legislature quickly passing bills without any voter input. Politicians like Rachel Prusak told us that the tax would only impact big corporations like Walmart and Amazon. Well, that tax closed the community pharmacy where Sloop worked.

Don't believe what Prusak says about this tax only impacting large corporations. This tax is being carried on to you, the customers. We're all paying for it and we don't even know it.

What do we need to do? Vote for Kelly Sloop. Break the democratic supermajority so they cannot continue to pass laws without the voter getting a chance to vote.

Clayton Oswald

West Linn

Vote for Kelly Sloop

Kellly Sloop will protect our town, say no to raising our taxes and she is a local who will not vote to defund the police.

Kathy Grant

West Linn

Kelly Sloop feels a balanced education with activities like sports, music, robotics, library and band is a basic need for kids.

Lawmakers are neglecting this, and it will have a major impact on kids' mental health and well-being.

Jeanette Chaffee


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