Dear City of Portland, Thank you City of Portland for making rental cars business noncompetitive in down town Portland.

I go a rude awakening when I saw a deal for a rental car, for $44.00 at Enterprise Rental down town Portland, where Washington counties locations the summer rate was $70.00 a day for full size car. This is the high demand summer rates, which fluctuate due to demand. I booked a car downtown for $42.00 but got a surprise when the actual rate was $50.50.  This was due to City of Portland adding a 17% rental tax, where Washington County does not.  I bet this is also why it is hard for me find a weekend rental in Beaverton; the lot is often empty around 2:00pm.  What I theorize is people staying in downtown Portland are driving up to Beaverton to pick up a rental to avoid the 17% tax. I will be canceling my reservation and use zip car instead and a long bus ride to church on Sunday. I rather deal with the inconvenience than be soaked by the Peoples Republic of Portland.

My rental booking experience shows how unnecessary taxes hurt consumers and business.

About Scatcatpdx

I am just an average Joe living in the People Republic of Portland Oregon. I was a Republican Precinct Person for Washington County, and campaign volunteer. Now I card carrying Libertarian and registered with the Libertarian Party. I am a bible believing Christian who is Calvinist and Reformed in my theology and Anglican in worship and practice. My other interest are music (classical and world), drawing, and Fury Fandom, I consider myself a furry lifestyler.. I am a Ham Radio operator
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