Measure 97 – Oregon

Measure 97 – Oregon

Measure 97 – Oregon

Want to line the pockets of the state’s most corrupt special interest with your money?

No? Then why on earth wouldn’t you take a stand against Measure 97?

Wake up and realize the only ones who stand to benefit from this disastrous tax hike are the only ones behind it – wealthy government unions that have funded more than 96 percent of the entire campaign, pouring in nearly $9 million to date.

They have the unprecedented power to force public employees to hand over union dues as a condition of keeping their jobs, and that’s exactly what they’re doing to unethically fund Measure 97.

Oh, and one more thing – that’s exactly why they’re doing it, too. The ballooning of the state bureaucracy from Measure 97 is a surefire way for these greedy government unions to steal even more forced dues from taxpayer-funded public workers.

From the government unions’ perspective, $9 million of workers’ forced dues is a small price to pay for the $15 million annual payoff they expect to receive as a result.

They’re hoping voters will approve it, but don’t be fooled by their misleading rhetoric. Follow the money and you’ll see it leads right to a government union scam.

Policy Analyst
Ben Straka serves as a policy analyst for the Freedom Foundation. His responsibilities include an array of policy research and reform efforts, primarily centered around labor relations, education and government transparency within the states. In addition, he provides support for the Freedom Foundation’s Outreach program and works closely with the rest of the team to hold local governments and public-sector unions accountable to state residents. Ben joined the Freedom Foundation in May 2016. He is a native of Eugene, Ore., and a graduate of Corban University, where he studied political science and business.