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 study released by the respected Tax Foundation last week ranks Washington among the top 10 most expensive states in which to live. t turns out all but one of the 15 highest cost-of-living states are also forced unionism states, where workers are fired if they decline to join an approved labor organization.
Missed the international headlines last week? No problem, I have the highlights covered in my weekly wrap-up at IJReview. Be sure to give it a read. Stories include the latest in Ukraine, Obama’s press conference on foreign policy and Syrian war crimes.
1) The Prime Minister of Lesotho, a small African country located inside South Africa, fled the country this weekend after an attempted coup he is blaming on the deputy PM backed by the military. The conflict between the two has been on-going and South Africa is now holding talks for both sides. 2) The U.S. military […]
Islamist militias in Libya took control of nearly a dozen commercial jetliners last month, and western intelligence agencies recently issued a warning that the jets could be used in terrorist attacks across North Africa. Intelligence reports of the stolen jetliners were distributed within the U.S. government over the past two weeks and included a warning tha
Paul Krugman argues that housing costs, not taxes, are what is drawing people to Georgia and Texas and away from California and New York. He’s partly right, but he’s mostly wrong. What he fails to see is that the same impulse that attempts to control land uses in California, making housing expensive, also makes unduly […]
Utah Transit Authority executives are overcompensated, the agency has underfunded its high rail maintenance costs, its bus service has suffered due to financial constraints, concludes the Utah State Legislative Auditor. Moreover, as reported in the Salt Lake Tribune, the agency’s fare structure makes the poor subsidize the rich, which the agency has signed c
Planners predicted that Norfolk’s Tide light-rail line, which opened in 2011 60 percent over budget and 16 months behind schedule, would stimulate economic development along its route. But little development is taking place, so the Virginian Pilot has come up with a grand idea: reduce fares by two thirds. That, the paper’s editorial writers guesstimate, […]