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14 The sun, Wednesday, February 22, 1989 Sheridan postal clerk Patty Swift holds a special delivery, her son Ryan. She delivered the 7 lb., 12 oz. boy on Feb. 1 -- one day after her last day delivering the mail in Sheridan. --Photo by Corinne Ivey. Continued from Page 2 and $20,000 per year will be hardest entities in which their citizens can hit. take pride. It is part of the sense of In fact, the proposed excise tax belonging, of unity, of friendship increases will wipe out the tax relief that distinguishes this county from the poor received from the 1986 tax those bedroom communities of act. Families earning less than Portland that have substantially lost $20,000 will be paying taxes four their identity, times greater as a proportion of their I was therefore very disheartened income than families earning over to learn that Yamhill County is $50,000. Why shouldthoseleast able exploring ways to decrease rather to pay bear the burden for reducing than increase the level of protection the deficit? This proposal sounds like the work of Robin Hood's evil twin, for this heritage. Currently historic buildings in the Robbing Hood. Another problem with excise and county are inventoried and, if they other consumption taxes is that they qualify, are placed on a list of unduly impact the consumers of and buildings to be protected. Before one industries which produce certain can be torn down, burned, moved or products. The federal deficit is a substantially altered, the Landmarks national problem which requires Commission can delay the project while educating the owner regarding even-handed response. By increas- alternatives and, if the site is ing excise taxes, a certain group of extremely valuable and if the owner consumers is being singled-out to would suffer no substantial economic solve a problem affecting us all. The rallying cry of recent tax hardship, they Can prohibitits reforms has been "tax equity" and destruction. The citizens of Yamhill County will "tax neutrality." A tax which lands squarely on one group of consumers lose this protection if proposed can hardly be called neutral or changes are adopted. What is being proposed sounds innocent: allow the equitable. In a nation which strives to eliminate discrimination in owner of a historic building to employment, housing, health care "decertify" his historic home upon and other areas, I cannot believe that request. Naturally, persons with its leaders would support dis- such a resource will do exactly that crimination of the worst kind--the as soon as they make plans to kind which hits you and me in our substantially alter or destroy the wallets. building. The public will be given no If Congress and the Administra- options to protect the resource and tion are sincere about reducing the we will continue to lose our valuable federal deficit, they should look to heritage, solutions which are equitable for all One of the primary reasons we taxpayers. And, they certainly choose to live in this community (and should not propose those which hurt the third most common reason the poor and middle classes and tourists visit this state) is an which discriminate between groups appreciation for our heritage, of consumers. Californians have allowed urban Bill BIos~r, sprawl to desecrate many of their Dundee natural andhistoricresources. Don't (The writer is part owner of let it happen here. Attend the Sokol-BlosserWinery. --Editor) Yamhill County commissioner's meeting on Feb. 22 and voice your Where fo wrifo concern. Bernt A. Hanson,U.S. Sen. Mark O. Hatfleld, 322 MeMllmviile Hart Senate Office Bldg., Washing- TAX PLAN UNFAIR The Congress and Administration are again talking about reducing the $150 billion federal deficit. This perennial rite of mid-winter has, thus far, produced little but rhetoric, a few catchy phrases like "read my lips," and a consensus in the government, for one more year, to paper over the problem by "borrowing" (or is it "stealing?") from the various trust funds and using other sleight-of-hand methods to disguise the deficit. Even though 1 am cynical about the chances for meaningful re- ductions, I will add my voice to those supporting deficit reduction. I think, along with many others, that such reductions will require a combination of tax increases and expenditure reductions. Where I part company with many of those making recommendations, however, is in the area of tax increases which fall mainly on those least able to afford them. rm talking about excise taxes, which are proposed to be increased on a variety of "sins," like beer, wine, liquor, gasoline and cigarettes. Excise taxes have a basic weakness: they are regressive, which means that the burden of them falls most heavily on those able to pay. Specifically, those families earning between $10,000 ton, D.C. 20510. Phone (202) !24-3753. District office: Room 107, Pioneer 2ourthouse, 555 S.W. Yamhill St., Portland 97204. Phone 221-3386. U.S. Sen. Bob Packwood, 259 Russell Senate Office Bldg., Wash- ington, D.C. 20510. Phone (202) 224-5224. District office: Suite 240, 101 S.W. Main St., Portland, OR 97204-3210. Phone 221-3370. First District Congressman Los AuCoin, 2519 Rayburn House Office Bldg., Washington, D.C. 20515. Phone (202) 225-0855. District office: 2701 N.W. Vaughn, Suite 860, Portland, OR 97210. Phone 1-800-422-4003. Yamhill County Commissioners: David Bishop, Dennis Goecks, Ted Lopuszynskl, Yamhill County Court- house, Fifth & Evans, McMinnville, OR 97128. Phone 472-9371. State Senator John Brenneman, R-Newport, 2780 N.E. Jackson PI., Newport, OR 97365.Phone 265-8828. State Representative Paul Hanne. man, R-Cloverdale, 35010 Resort i Dr., Cloverdale, OR 97112. PhoneI 965-6004. I /,// 4O We're proud to honor the bright young people who make up our Future Farmers. Their dedication to learning and doing has been a big asset to this community. Their commitment to the 126 N.W. Richard Street, Sheridan, OR 97378 843-4440 AI Williams, owner 8AM 112 West Main Street Willamina, OR 97396 Phone 876-2132 Store Hours: to 8 PM Monday-Saturday Sundays 10 AM to 7 PM K&VAUTO SERVICE CENTER COMPLETE AUTO REPAIRS & PERSONAL SERVICE 305 S. Bridge Street, Sheridan Open 7 am - 6 pm Monday-Saturday 843-3324 Reid-Wolf, Inc. Art Reid Trucking o. 643 S. 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