Official website of tax activist and author Bill Sizemore
There are tons of false and misleading things about me floating around the internet. Some of it is so "out there" that it quite frankly gives me a good chuckle when I read it. Much of the misinformation is due to the efforts of liberal editors and reporters who have devoted countless front page stories and lead editorials to trashing yours truly. Add to that the folks who have been hired by my political opponents, primarily the public employee unions, to trash me in every venue possible and you have a lot of nasty stuff bouncing around out there. And of course, when your enemies spend tens of millions of dollars trashing you on television, some of it is bound to stick and create a false persona. As time goes by, this website will incrementally give visitors an honest glimpse into the real Bill Sizemore, warts and all, the good the bad and the ugly as they say. I will not waste my time or yours getting defensive about every nasty attack made by some liberal Portland judge or teachers union political operative. Certainly, there has been no shortage of those. But I will make an honest attempt at setting the record straight regarding the bigger things. For example, union trolls often claim on blogs that I owe the unions millions of dollars and should pay up. Maybe those who make such comments really believe I owe the unions money and are simply misinformed. Maybe they know they are lying. But either way, the truth is I do not owe the unions one dime. The teachers unions did have at one time a baseless $4.4 million judgment against me, but in a rare moment of judicial even-handedness, that judgment was overturned by the Oregon Supreme Court in 2008. As I write this post in October of 2014, I do not owe the public employee unions anything and have no pending lawsuits that will result in judgments. Here's another interesting factoid about my history in politics, something you will not likely read in an Oregon newspaper. Over the years, the average homeowner in Oregon has saved in the neighborhood of $25,000 to $50,000 in property taxes due to measures that I have written and placed on the ballot. The total amount Oregon taxpayers have saved due to my measures is more than $12 billion. That probably explains why those who live off tax dollars have been so shrill in the personal attacks they have waged against me. $12 billion is a lot of money left in the pockets of Oregonians, money that government employee unions would rather have taken for their own use. What is the gripe the left has against me? Unions and liberal judges and reporters blame me for letting those "stingy" taxpayers have the opportunity to vote to keep more of their own money. That's what they have hated about me. I have made it possible for Oregon voters to decide policies that the insiders would rather have left to the state legislature, a body they pretty much control. Today, I am working at a regular job and writing books on the side. I have self-published my first novel, "Escape from Jonestown," which tells the true story of the mass suicides and total demise of the Jim Jones cult in Guyana. The book springboards from that tragic event into a fast paced fictional adventure that takes place in the snake infested jungles of South America. Blue Ink reviewed the book and called it "a rousing and believable tale..." They said the "compelling storyline will inspire adventure-hungry readers to keep turning the pages." I write fiction under the pen name Billy Rivers and you can find "Escape from Jonestown" on Amazon, Barnes and Noble websites, and others. Or you can buy directly from me by searching for the book by title on eBay. I am almost finished with my second novel, which is another wild adventure that springboards off of the true story of the Rajneesh cult and their insane behavior at the Rancho Rajneesh and elsewhere around Central Oregon. I also have published a full length book called "The Fractured Church," which explores the causes of denominationalism and other forms of church division, explains where our 38,000 denominations came from and why new divisions and rifts continue to form throughout Christianity. I show why the divisions must end and how literally world-changing it will be when they do. Many have responded that before reading "The Fractured Church" they were certain that real church unity was literally impossible given the extent of the divisions, but after finishing the book now believe that a total end of denominationalism is not only possible, but inevitable. (I am not talking about some "World Council of Churches" kind of ecumenicalism that accomplishes a faux kind of unity at the sacrifice of some if not all of the essential doctrines of the church.) Well, that's enough for today. Please visit me here again soon. I have a lot of irons in the fire at the moment and shortly will have more to say as well as some exciting new plans to reveal. I am both honored and humbled that you visited my website. Bill Sizemore
With Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp on a Caribbean cruise. Bennett was Secretary of Education under Reagan.