>Baker City Herald | Baker County Oregon's News Leader

Baker news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow BakerCityHerald.com

Baker City Herald print edition

view all Baker City Herald print publications »

The Baker City Herald is now online in a Replica E-edition form and publishes Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Current subscribers have full access to the E-edition.

View Paper

If you are not a current subscriber, subscribe today for immediate access.


Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow Opinion arrow Letters arrow Smith the true conservative


Smith the true conservative

To the editor:

The Taxpayers Association of Oregon has endorsed Tim Smith, candidate for representative of House District 60. Mr. Smith has proven himself to be a true conservative and has signed a pledge not to increase unnecessary taxes on the residents of Eastern Oregon. This is the same pledge that Ronald Reagan created in 1985, and has been signed by Greg Walden, Gordon Smith, George W. Bush and many of our strongest conservative voices in the Oregon Legislature.

Cliff Bentz, who is also a candidate for representative of House District 60, has refused to sign that pledge. In fact, at two different debates with Mr. Smith, he has verbally attacked the director of the Taxpayers Association of Oregon when he was asked why he refused to sign the pledge. Mr. Bentz has stated that he refuses to sign the pledge because the people of Eastern Oregon may want to increase taxes or have a new tax assessed on themselves at some point in the future.

Voters in House District 60 should read between the lines of Mr. Bentz's statement and ask themselves what he really has in mind if elected. In most all cases, action or lack thereof, speaks louder than words!

Rick Kelley



blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Submit News
Editorials / Letters / Columns / Submit a letter
Outdoors / Go Magazine / Milestones / Living Well
Baker Herald
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Privacy Policy / Commenting Policy / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Videos / Local Business Links / Community Links / Weather and Road Cams / RSS Feed

Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Follow Baker City Herald headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2016 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use