Oregon Democrat Governor Kate Brown announced a run for re-election today in the midst of yet another attempt to deceive Oregonians.
After Kate Browned signed into law a punitive $670 million health care tax package, opponents of the tax organized to put it on the ballot.
Now, Democrat allies of the embattled Governor are doubling down on a misinformation campaign – trying to strike any mention of the word “tax” from the ballot initiative.
The Bend Bulletin Editorial Board writes, “Democratic lawmakers have gone to great lengths to bamboozle the public about the bill. They’ve avoided the word ‘tax.’ And, they seized for themselves the task of writing that ballot title, taking it away from the normally less-partisan process.”
“If all that sounds like politics as usual, do remember these words in February 2015, when Gov. John Kitzhaber was forced to resign. Speaker of the House Tina Kotek, D-Portland, told us: ‘Our actions going forward are focused on rebuilding the public’s trust in state government.’ A short time later, the new governor, Kate Brown, touted her own record of pushing for government transparency.”
“If this is Oregon’s new openness, Oregonians are in trouble.”
As Kate Brown runs for re-election, Oregon voters know full well her decision to betray her promise on government transparency and her record of supporting reckless tax hikes.