Rep. Kevin Cameron (R-Salem) was one of those Chicken Littles who predicted that the sky would fall if Oregonians voted to raise taxes on wealthy individuals and C-corporations.
Here's what Cameron wrote in his legislative newsletter in July 2009:
[Businesses] will have to raise prices or cut jobs in order to pay these taxes. ... The so called 'fair taxes' are job killers!
In his day job, Kevin Cameron is the founder and CEO of Café Today Restaurants and catering. So, what's been the impact on Café Today of measures 66 and 67?
From the Statesman-Journal, last week:
Café Today Catering, which has several locations in Salem, has decided to open a new location in Portland, said Bill Leisses, the company’s catering director. He described Café Today’s business as steady, and the company has hired one new employee.
I'm glad that another Oregon business is doing well in this economy. Hopefully Rep. Cameron will acknowledge the contradiction between his rhetoric and his reality -- and think twice next time before using bumper-sticker slogans instead of economic analysis.