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, [...]
On Monday, the AP announced that Superintendent Dorn’s latest effort to avoid the consequences of losing Washington’s waiver from the federal education law, No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has failed. This means that school choice has arrived in Washington state. Parents with a child attending a school labelled as “needs to improve” under NCLB will be offered f
A competitive tax policy is not a “subsidy” that costs the state money. It is, rather, a pragmatic response to the marketplace, including the global competition for major industrial projects. Tax policies adopted in 2003 were essential for securing the 787. Extending those policies in 2013 helped to win the 777X.
As it turns out, holding onto a crumbling building, and even letting it slowly deteriorate, can be a terrific business proposition. As the surrounding neighborhood develops, growing in value by attracting new residents and businesses, a rundown piece of property can skyrocket in price.
What you missed due to my internets being shit. My apologies. 1. MH17 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtVEqShnZIY A tragic incident took place Thursday on the Ukrainian-Russian border. Flight MH17, a Boeing 777 passenger plane, was shot down; all 298 passengers are presumed dead. Contrary to prior reports, only one American is now believed to have been on bo
1) A U.S. compound was hit in a suicide bombing in Kabul. At least 3 “foreigners” are reported dead, and 8 are dead in total, including 4 militants. The bombing comes a day after a Taliban attack on the Kabul airport. Afghanistan is still under political upheaval during the vote audit. 2) […]
I cover them in detail at IJReview. See my post that reviews the MH17 flight shot down by separatisits, Christians fleeing Iraq and the extension of the Iranian talks. Catch up now with my weekly headline review.
An article in the Financial Times points out that about $10 trillion worth of wealth in the United States is phony, created by restrictive land-use laws that have pushed up the price of housing. Unfortunately, the article is behind a paywall, so most people won’t see it, but the author, Robin Harding, makes several good […]
As most Antiplanner readers know, Portlandia is a television comedy dedicated to making fun of the weird things that happen in Portland. The only problem is that (as actress Carrie Brownstone noted), “no matter how far out on a limb we went, we always ran into that person [in Portland] within two days.” Such is […]
How do you plan for the unpredictable? That’s the question facing the more than 400 metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs) that have been tasked by Congress to write 20-year transportation plans for their regions. Self-driving cars will be on the market in the next ten years, are likely to become a dominant form of travel in […]