The carpetbaggers are here! Why should Citizens for a Sound Economy director Russ Walker wince when the national organization he represents in Oregon is truthfully described this way? Why are they here if not to thwart the will of the Oregon Legislature and interfere in Oregon’s affairs?
This nationwide group, amply financed by secretive, ultraconservative foundations and large corporations, couldn’t care less about the needs of Oregon and Oregonians.
While their immediate agenda is to secure maximum benefits for their corporate sponsors and the anti-states-rights idealogues who support them, their longer- term objectives include privatization of Social Security, virtual elimination of environmental regulations and standards, and marginalizing public education by the use of vouchers and other devices.
When approached to sign a petition for what amounts to a reversal of legislative action, think of the consequences – to you and to Oregon.
-GEORGE W. GENEVRO