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, [...]
The new standards cannot be met with current technology (a point he acknowledged). To soothe that concern, he says if agencies decide a company or local government can’t meet the rules, they will be given a pass.
The recent decision of the right-wing majority on the U.S. Supreme Court in the Harris v. Quinn case is another example of the one percent’s unrelenting erosion of the 99 percent’s economic independence.
No other agency has garnered as much public attention – for all the wrong reasons – as the troubled Puget Sound Partnership. Now, the director of this small 40-person state agency is asking state taxpayers to foot the bill for a $60,000 “rebrand”.
Ignoring all attempts to be diplomatic, let’s face the truth: Russia has been the greatest hurdle for humanitarian actors in Syria. The humanitarian situation in Syria is dire, and getting humanitarian aid into the Middle Eastern country is anything but simple. What if Russia wasn’t a hurdle but actually a helpful actor? My op-ed […]
1) The UN Security Council plans to meet regarding the escalating situation between Israel and Palestine. Since the offensive began, 750 of Israel’s targets have been hit. At least 50 people are dead. Palestinians have launched more than 160 missiles (upgraded and with farther reach than we’ve seen before) at Isreal, though most have been […]
1) Terrorists from the group Al Shabaab took over Somalia’s Presidential Palace yesterday and numerous government offices. The President was not in the building at the time. Guards were able to take back the palace, killing the 5 militants. At least 16 others were killed. Al Shabaab has increased violence during the holy month […]
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an appearance on “Face the Nation” that the tumult in Gaza would not subside anytime soon and that Hamas, not Israel, was responsible for the deaths of Palestinian civilians.
Jerusalem—Hours after Hamas sent volleys of rockets at Tel Aviv, the Israeli Defense Forces today advised Palestinian residents of a neighborhood in northern Gaza to evacuate because the Israeli Air Force intended to carry out a massive attack in the area.