This morning, the right-wing activists at the Oregonian Editorial Board threw a tantrum about the initiative petitions we filed last week to raise taxes on very large corporations in order to fund our schools and priority services. It’s not exactly a surprise, given that Oregonian publisher N. Christian Anderson III is an active board member of the Portland Business Alliance, and the newspaper itself is a “Medallion Level” investor in the PBA.
What it means is that we’re clearly on the right track. The O has gone apoplectic trying to protect ridiculously low taxes for giant corporations. The paper has been on the wrong side of nearly every issue that’s mattered to their readers–and to Oregonians in general–for years, especially since Anderson and his hand-picked editorial page editor, Erik Lukens, took over.
So how’s that working out for them? Oh, right: