You mean raising taxes and driving businesses out of the state actually made revenues DECREASE? *Head slap* Who could see THAT one coming?
When will they ever learn their lesson?
From the Oregonian:
Shock waves from the recession continue to wreak havoc in Oregon, punching a big hole in the state budget and prompting Gov. Ted Kulongoski to o [...]
Tax and spend. Spend and tax. Oregon Democrats once again flaunt their ignorance of the basic principles of economics.
They passed Measures 66 & 67, which has driven away taxpaying businesses and jobs for taxpaying employees. Now they wonder why their revenues are down, why schools are facing serious budget shortfalls, and why essent [...]
Now they’re emasculating our police force!
“I believe we are peacekeepers, not law enforcement, and that’s my goal.”
Why doesn’t he just come out and say, “Attention criminals, our ‘peacekeepers’ will no longer be using lethal force against you, so have a nice day (and please, pretty please, don’t shoot)!& [...]
“Players make decisions about GHG-emitting behaviors and consider how to budget a fair share of “carbon emissions”. What exactly do they consider your “fair share”? Whatever the government decides???
Western Institute for Study of the Environment Commentary reports:
Propagandizing your kids with your tax dollars, courtesy [...]
We can thank Measures 66 & 67 for this year’s plumment in our state’s business climate.
From the Oregon House Republicans:
“In Chief Executive’s annual survey of best and worst states for business, conducted in late January of this year, 651 CEOs across the U.S. again gave Texas top honors, closely followed by North Carolina, [...]
A letter recently obtained by the Freedom Foundation indicates the union is actively engaged in trying to persuade individual providers to sign away their constitutional rights. The letter contains several deceptive provisions.
It would increase state K–12 spending by $4.7 billion through 2019—over and above what must already be spent to comply with the state Supreme Court’s McCleary decision. Local spending would also increase. The evidence on the benefits of class size reduction is mixed, but doing so for grades 4–12 appears to be a poor investment.
Results from the new Achievement Index for school year 2012-13 show that 4% of schools received an Exemplary rating (A), 12% received a Very Good rating (B), 23% received a Good rating (C), 25% received a Fair rating (D), 12% received an Underperforming rating (F), and 5% received a Lowest 5 Percent (F-). The remaining 18% of schools were not rated.
Okay so it’s 7 minutes. A lot happened this week! See sources for every story below. Sunday August 17 2014 Protesters in Liberia attacked a quarantine center for ebola today. Thousands of protesters from two anti-government movements protested in Pakistan’s capital on Friday. Opposition leader Imran Khan claimed his car was shot at and attacked […]
1) After last month’s pro-democracy march in Hong Kong (part of Occupy Hong Kong), a pro-government counter march took place this weekend to show support for China’s control. Reports are now circulating that demonstrators were paid or forced to participate and many bused in from mainland China. About 88,000 people participated in the counter march, […]
Check out the biggest stories from last week in international news. I wrote a summary for you at IJReview. Their comment? What happened in the rest of the world is almost as crazy as what is happening in Missouri. Stories include updates on Ukraine and Iraq, facts from the new Boko Haram kidnapping and coverage […]
Ever since the British parliament passed the Town & Country Planning Act in 1947, housing in that nation has gotten less and less affordable. As a result, the average size of new homes today is only 925 square feet, down 44 percent from the average size in 1920. Meanwhile, the average size of new home […]
The Oregonian was writing metaphorically when it reported last Tuesday that Portland’s low-capacity trains were “knocked off track by expensive, deferred maintenance.” By Friday, it was no longer a metaphor, as a light-rail car derailed near downtown, shutting down much of the system for several hours. Transit commuters complained that they were given no inf
The Cato Institute has published a new paper on Greenlight Pinellas, or, as I prefer to call it, Red Ink Pinellas. As previously mentioned in the Antiplanner, this is a plan to spend $1.7 billion building a light-rail line from St. Petersburg to Clearwater, Florida and boost local bus service by 70 percent. The paper […]