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Stuff of Greek Tragedy and American Taxes

by Laural Porter

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 1:26 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:43 PM

I suppose you could say when you sit down to pay your taxes it feels like a tragedy, but these two subjects are different this week on "Straight Talk".

First, we talk about the recent developments surrounding Portland's Mayor Sam Adams.
Here's where the Greek tragedy comes in.
That's what Oregonian columnist, Anna Griffin called what we're seeing happen to Portland's mayor.
This week, we learned the mayor made 33 phone calls to Beau Breedlove before he was 18.
Also audio tapes became public for the first time.
We hear the mayor lying about his relationship with Breedlove to Willamette Week's Nigel Jaquiss some 23 times in 38 minutes.
And the mayor was involved in a much talked about car crash.
Anna Griffin and Nigel Jaquiss join me to give us their take on these latest developments.

Second, the stuff of American taxes.
Congressman Kurt Schrader picks up our second segment.
He'll outline for us how he plans to make taxes simpler for Oregon small businesses. They make up 98 percent of Oregon's companies, he says.
We'll also ask him about his vote for President Obama's 819 billion dollar stimulus plan, and how he plans to defend himself against the National Republican Congressional Committee which is already targeting Schrader.
Join me Saturday night at 6:30p.m. for "Straight Talk".
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