Ah, vindication. Confirmation. An Oregonian story: "Oregon tax burden remains in bottom third of states, new report says."
No matter how you slice or dice the numbers, Oregonians bear a smaller tax burden than people in most other states, according to a new state report.
When all charges are considered, including federal taxes and fees, Oregon's share was $7,663 per person in 2008, the latest numbers available. That ranks 33 out of 50 states.
...Warner's staff has looked at the impact of the tax increases imposed by last year's measures 66 and 67. "It didn't change the relative rankings," Warner said.
Will this stop the lies of Lars Larson, Victoria Taft, and other right-wing talk show hosts in this state? No.
But now it's clearer than ever that they're not telling the truth when they rant about high taxes driving businesses out of Oregon.