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Becky Miller, the aid who testified against Sizemore’s organization, is not to be believed.

  Wikipedia and other so-called new sources like to quote the court testimony of Becky Miller, a former aid to Bill Sizemore. But these sources leave out a few important facts. Becky Miller, unbeknownst to anyone at Oregon Taxpayers United, had forged signatures on dozens of initiative petitions. The forgeries were not of signers of the initiative petitions, but of circulators of the petition, some of which had failed to sign the bottoms of sheets they had submitted. Later, fearing she would get a criminal record and possibly lose her home if her crimes were discovered, Becky Miller contacted the teachers unions and offered to “give them Bill Sizemore,” if they and the government would grant her complete financial and criminal immunity for any wrongdoing on her part. On the witness stand, Ms. Miller testified against her former boss and the organization for which she had been the office manager. It came out in her testimony that she had failed to file official documents that should have been filed and failed to notify Sizemore and the board of directors of letters the organization had received from the IRS, letters that would have made the case the unions brought against the organization all but impossible to win. At risk of sounding harsh, the aid betrayed her old boss to save her own skin.  

Several times while on the witness stand, Becky Miller made false statements under oath, presumably to deliver Sizemore to the unions as part of the deal she made with them. The media had a field day with this and her testimony helped the unions win their case. Sizemore testified that before she left Ms. Miller had demanded a $10,000 per year salary increase. He said he denied the request because he simply could not justify such a large raise. When she quit and walked out the door, Miller promised others on staff that she would get even. And she did.

The truly odd thing about all this is that the State, which was not a party to the case, gave criminal immunity to the one person who had actually broken the law, and did so to help two teachers unions win a financial judgment that in no way benefited the State. The State let a confessed felon off the hook on the basis of her helping two teachers unions shut down their political opponent. The only way this makes sense is when you consider the political ramifications. 

Becky Miller, once a professed conservative, immediately pulled an “Arianna Huffington maneuver,” left her self-professed conservatism and started publicly attacking Sizemore, comparing him to other “corrupt” conservatives “like Shawn Hannity and Rush Limbaugh.” Some have suggested that Miller was a subversive mole planted in Sizemore’s organization for the purpose of bringing it down. That might be, but there has been no proof of it other than the circumstantial evidence of her betraying her former boss and friend and lying on the witness stand and then turning sharply to the left.

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Bill Sizemore Facts

| Bill Sizemore’s ballot measures have reduced property taxes on Oregonians by more than $12 billion and income taxes by more than $3 billion. Average property owners could buy a new car with the money Bill Sizemore’s tax cutting measures have saved them over the years. Many elderly Oregonians have stated that they would have lost their homes had Sizemore’s measure not passed. |


| Bill Sizemore’s approach to preventing government from using the power of eminent domain to forcibly take property from one private property owner to sell it to another private entity passed with more than 80 percent of the vote. Most Oregonians were never told that they were voting on a Bill Sizemore measure. |


| Contrary to claims many union leaders have publicly made, Bill Sizemore does not owe any money to the public employee unions. None whatsoever. At one time he owed them more than $4 million, but that judgment was overturned on appeal. Claims that he owes the unions money are totally false. |


| Contrary to statements made in the newspapers and on television, Bill Sizemore has never been convicted of fraud, forgery, and racketeering. In fact, he has never been so much as accused of or charged with any of those crimes. Union spokespersons have repeatedly made those claims and led many to believe them, including some reporters, but there is not a shred of truth to them. |


| Bill Sizemore was not pursued in court because of things he did wrong; in fact the opposite is true. The teachers unions chief attorney confessed to Bill Sizemore in a mediation session in the Multnomah County Courthouse that the unions were not really suing him for money; they just wanted him out of politics. The public employee unions were spending tens of millions of dollars fighting Sizemore’s conservative measures and wanted to put an end to his efforts to put measure on the ballot. The unions literally tried to bribe Sizemore out of politics. They offered not to collect on the multi-million judgment Sizemore owed them (at the time), if he would just sign an agreement to stay out of politics for 16 years and drop his appeal. Sizemore rejected that offer and eventually won the appeal. |


| Teachers unions sued Bill Sizemore and his organizations for more than a decade with proceeding after proceeding, and yet not once was he ever actually a defendant before a jury of his peers. Anytime Bill Sizemore was a defendant in a proceeding, the State and the teachers unions used legal maneuvers to ensure that he could not make his case before a jury. Even when Attorney General John Kroger prosecuted Sizemore for filing his state tax returns late, the court ruled that Bill Sizemore would not be able to testify in his own defense or tell the jury why he could not yet file his state tax return or even tell the jury that he and his wife had paid more than $50,000 in estimated taxes while they waited to file their returns. The court left Sizemore with no choice to plead guilty. That same court later reduced the charges, retroactively, to mere misdemeanors. |


| For more than a decade, liberal Portland judges ordered Bill Sizemore not to raise and spend any money on politics. Their injunctions were blatantly unconstitutional and yet three times Sizemore was held in contempt of court for lawfully raising and spending money to place measures on the ballot. The liberal Oregon Supreme Court upheld the injunctions or simply refused to hear Sizemore’s appeal of the harsh restrictions he faced. However, when Sizemore filed a civil rights case in federal court and appealed the case to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, the Oregon Department of Justice and the teachers unions dropped their lawsuits and their injunction, and overnight more than a decade of legal harassment simply disappeared. |


| The judge who presided for three years over the teachers union lawsuits against Bill Sizemore’s organization concealed for that entire time that his own son was a high level activist in the same union that was suing in his dad’s court. Only when it was going to become public knowledge that his son had been elected to the position of union president did the judge withdraw from the case. Notwithstanding the judge’s blatant conflict of interest, other Oregon courts allowed all of the judge’s biased decisions and personal attacks on Bill Sizemore to stand. |


| Contrary to a long held Oregon legend, the Oregon State Legislature did not have to rewrite Bill Sizemore’s property tax measure because it was poorly written. The rewrite was actually Sizemore’s idea, one he put forth to place Measure 47 beyond the reach of the courts and lock in nearly 90 percent of the savings the measure had enacted. The story that Sizemore’s measure was poorly written has been perpetuated by the media, but it is, like so many things commonly said about Bill Sizemore, simply not true. |


| Bill Sizemore has been busy writing books while taking a break from Oregon politics. As of February 2016, two of his books have been published and two more are expected to be completed by the end of the year. One of the books to be completed this year is an autobiography. |