New Data Shows Big Business Lobby Wrong, Again.

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New Data Shows Big Business Lobby Wrong, Again.

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Some corporate lobbyists such as the Oregon Business Association have been claiming that Oregon has a “per capita income that has steadily declined for a decade.”

New Data Shows Big Business Lobby Wrong, Again.

Some corporate lobbyists such as the Oregon Business Association have been claiming that Oregon has a “per capital (sic) income that has steadily declined for a decade.” (PDF) They use the claim to argue that Oregon doesn’t have enough money to adequately fund public services that low-income and middle-class families rely upon.

The big business lobby has been saying it so often that even smart politicians like Governor Kitzhaber have claimed that “the per capita income of those who are working has been eroding over the past decade.”  (PDF)

But it’s not true. Personal income and per capita personal income have been increasing over the long term.

New data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis re-confirms that fact. The data shows once again that powerful corporate lobbyists with a cut-taxes-for-the-wealthy, cut-services-for-the-middle-class agenda have been misleading Oregonians.

Read Oregon Per Capita Personal Income Continues to Rise.

 


This post was originally published on www.blueoregon.com on March 25, 2011. The original post can be found at http://www.blueoregon.com/2011/03/new-data-shows-big-business-lobby-wrong-again/.

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Chuck Sheketoff

Chuck Sheketoff

Chuck Sheketoff is a founder of the Oregon Center for Public Policy and former Executive Director. Incorporated in 1995, the Center was launched with Chuck as its first executive director after Chuck received the "public interest pioneer award" from the Stern Family Fund in September, 1997. Prior to starting the Center, Chuck lobbied the Oregon legislature on tax policies and on human services programs' policies and budgets on behalf of legal aid clients (1992 to 1996) and the low-income clients of the Oregon Law Center (1997).

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