Oregon Constitutional Amendment 3
Sales Tax Limitations
Warning: I, Bob Niemeyer, do NOT want a sales tax in Oregon.
The best way to stop a sales tax is to create one that is so good that the Legislature will not be willing to us such forms of revenue collection. The influx of people for other states that have been using a sales tax may seduce the use of a sales tax to increase revenues. Forcing the following limits to such tax in advance is required to stop the implementation of yet one more government entity and more intrusion into our freedoms.
Sales Tax Limitations Amendment
The Legislature shall pass no law that creates any exceptions and shall make no law excluding or exempting anybody for any reason. The Legislature shall pass no law creating a value added tax. The Legislature shall make no law collecting revenues on any sale more than once. The Legislature shall make no law adding a sales tax on top of anything that there are flat revenues already being collected. (such as flat levels of taxes on gasoline)
For the purposes of this amendment, a business shall be defined as receiving 25% of any one person’s income is produced by new product sales.
All revenues that result from this Amendment shall be included in the price paid by the consumer of a product or service.
All Revenues are to be collected by the businesses of the State. All of the business will receive 5% of the revenues for the collection of the revenues. The Legislature shall make no law duplicating revenue collection agencies.
A maximum tax of $100 for each percentage point of sales tax will be allowed for any one article or service. The Legislature shall set the level of Sales Tax each year in February and can only be changed once per year. The Legislature shall make no laws dedicating funds from this tax to anything other than the General Fund.
All revenues from this Amendment are due upon receipt of the funds from a sale. The Legislature shall make no law that collects any sales tax prior to a sale.
Instituting this tax shall replace all property taxes.
The best way to stop a sales tax is to create one that is so good that the Legislature will not be willing to us such forms of revenue collection. The influx of people for other states that have been using a sales tax may seduce the use of a sales tax to increase revenues. Forcing the limits to such tax in advance is required.
Section 1: For every exception to any law, The Legislature has shown that it will create an agency or bureaucracy that only results in the consumption of the revenues within the government. The tax must be on everything for everybody at every age or the tax will be far higher.
Section 2: We all do not need to see the tax every time we do anything. Government is not the center of the universe.
Section 3: This is an effort to prevent duplication of government agencies.
Section 4: Limiting the amount taken by the government will allow Oregon and the United States of America to produce large ticket items or more finished products that can compete in the World market.
Section 5: Limiting the bureaucracy necessary to track and control products is required to prevent the waste of revenues by tracking and controlling.
Section 6: It is one or the other. Government must be simplified.
October 9, 2015