OregonLive.com:  In a January 17, 2010, column, Nike co-founder and chairman Phil Knight warned Oregonians about the future of the state if proposed tax increases were to be approved by the voters.  “Measures 66 and 67 should be labeled Oregon’s Assisted Suicide Law II.  They will allow us to watch a state slowly killing itself.  They are anti-business, anti-success, anti-inspirational, anti-humanitarian, and most ironically, in the long run, they will deprive the state of tax revenue, not increase it. . . . These measures . . . give Oregon the highest income tax rates in the country.  Reputable economists forecast 66 and 67 will cost the state thousands — maybe tens of thousands — of jobs, and that thousands of our most successful residents will leave the state.”