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New Report Shows Oregon’s Economy Is Struggling Due To Cronyism

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A new report released today shows that Oregon ranks near the top of all states in special tax breaks, loopholes and corporate cronyism. The report shows that, by choosing winners and losers in the economy and attempting to shape the economy through central planning, Oregon’s economy is falling behind other states that are much more […]

The Hillary Clinton Fund For Broke Politicians – Campus Reform

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The folks over at campusreform.org have a very important public service announcement – The Hillary Clinton Fund for Broke Politicians. Please pay close attention. WARNING: Have the tissues ready. This is one that will really tug at your heartstrings. Dig deep – your country needs you!     Related articles Hillary Clinton: “We came out […]

Detroit is the Democrats Problem

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I saw a clip of Ed Schultz on “The Ed Show” on MSNBC that was so utterly and completely wrong, that I wanted to take a chance and go through why line by line. Under the banner “Conservative Utopia”, Ed Schultz says that “But thanks to a lot of Republican policies, the city is now […]

“Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from John LaRosa. via “Investing” in Dems is Like Lending to “Eddie Mush” | JSL Consulting. Hi, my name is John…and, a long time ago, I was a degenerate gambler. Why do I tell this to the world…or, more accurately, the four people who read my blog? Simple. Every time a “progressive” talks […]

False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting

Guest post from my buddy John LaRosa. Good read as always. via False Premise Number One: “Something vs. Nothing” | JSL Consulting. I’m tired. I’m really, really tired. Am I getting old? Yes. But while I certainly prefer aging to its alternative, my sprint toward transitional assisted living and perpetual underground residency is not what […]

Federal Budget Priorities

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The sequester continues to be a golden opportunity for conservatives to talk about principles of smaller government. Aside from that, budgets are very revealing. And cutting the budget isn’t bad because it forces you to reexamine your spending–in other words, prioritize. That being the case, budgets can also reveal where your priorities are. Take a […]

Sequester is an Opportunity for Conservatives

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How much of the federal budget is paid for by income taxes? 50%…? 60%…? Maybe 70%…? The answer might surprise you. And that’s why the sequester is a golden opportunity for conservatives. Take a listen: I Spy Minute for March 5, 2013. Or read the transcript below…   Follow Mark on Twitter @iSpyRadioShow #       #       […]

Do student loans cause income inequality?

Do student loans cause income inequality? The distribution—and redistribution of income—is back in the news. The Economist reported on study of the persistence of income distribution from generation to generation, which generated some discussion. Then, Gary Becker and Richard Posner jumped into the debate with some often overlooked observations.  Judge Posner, however, flag a growing […]

Guest Post: Rep. Dennis Richardson – Oregon Budget Creation Process Begins for 2013-15

The State of Oregon budgets on a two-year “biennial” basis. The current State Budget for 2011-13 ends on June 30th.  The primary purpose for the current Legislative Session is to draft, vote on and pass the 2013-15 State Budget, which will begin July 1st.  In fact, although thousands of bills will be heard in Senate […]

Leftists Call For Abolishing The Constitution

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Just days after Piers Morgan claimed that both the Bible and the Constitution are “inherently flawed” and need to be amended, a Georgetown Constitutional Law professor published a piece in the New York Times that called for abolishing the “archaic, idiosyncratic and downright evil” US Constitution altogether: Caroline May reports at the Daily Caller: Georgetown Law […]

Americans Can No Longer Afford Détente With The Socialist Left

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For decades after World War II, both parties followed an uneasy strategy of détente with the Soviet Union, trying to appease communist demands while appearing “reasonable.”   The Soviets played them for the suckers they were, increasingly demanding more accommodations as their strength and aggression grew. When Ronald Reagan burst onto the political scene, he threw détente out […]

Oregon Prepares To Release Prison Inmates While Also Seeking To Disarm Law-abiding Citizens

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Thanks to federal land grabs, much of Oregon’s timber industry has been decimated, making rural counties largely dependent on government subsidies and grants. When federal money starts to dry up, essentials like law enforcement (one of the primary legitimate roles of government) take a serious financial hit: A scenario that police in western Oregon feared […]

Democrats Demand Unlimited Borrowing Power

Another unconstitutional power grab?  How original. Tony Lee reports at Breitbart: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama’s point man on the fiscal cliff negotiations, presented Republican leaders a proposal to avoid the fiscal cliff on Thursday, which gives Obama unprecedented powers to raise the debt ceiling whenever he wants. The White House proposal includes $1.6 trillion […]

Obama Takes Hard Line, Promises To Go Over Fiscal Cliff If Marxist Demands Aren’t Met

This is not going to end well. John Gizzi reports at Human Events: In terms that are easily the toughest-sounding it has so far uttered on the subject, the White House today insisted again that taxes “have to go up on millionaires and billionaires” and that the President “will not sign an extension” of present […]

Boehner Declares War On Tea Party, Purges Fiscal Conservatives From House Committees

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It appears John Boehner doesn’t want fiscal conservatives anywhere near positions of power where they can challenge his compromises with the enemy. Francesca Chambers reports at Red Alert Politics: The fissure between the GOP establishment and Tea Party members in Congress blew wide open Monday evening when conservative members of Congress were suddenly removed from […]

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  • House Democrat introduces bill highlighting job training needs in rural counties March 22, 2017
    Washington Republicans have been identifying themselves as the party representing rural voters. They make those arguments when talking about water rights as it relates to the Hirst Decision. They talk about it when they discuss expanding telemedicine. They talk about it when they criticize the carbon tax as regressive and likely to hit rural commuters. […]
  • Gov. Jay Inslee criticizes Senate’s proposed cuts to Western State Hospital March 22, 2017
    This article is crossposted on State of Reform, a health policy news site.  Gov. Jay Inslee came out strongly against the Senate Majority Coalition Caucus’ proposed budget for the 2017-2019 biennium and highlighted the suggested cuts to Western State Hospital. The MCC would increase funding to mental health care by $250 million, but they focus those […]
  • Senate transportation budget faces criticism at public hearing for proposed actions on collective bargaining March 21, 2017
    Leaders in Washington transportation expressed their support or opposition to the Senate’s proposed transportation budget Tuesday afternoon. The budget appropriates $8.4 billion for the upcoming 2017-2019 biennium, and projects higher revenue coming in than the past biennium. Most testifying Tuesday sought more wiggle room in the budget for their respective interests. Multiple people representing the […]
  • The New York Observer Published a Seemingly Fake Anti-Trump Story March 22, 2017
    The New York Observer reported on Tuesday that the Trump Organization sent a cease and desist letter to a California teenager asking her to take down her site, but the Trump Organization denies they ever sent such a letter. The post The New York Observer Published a Seemingly Fake Anti-Trump Story appeared first on Washington […]
  • RNC Targets Vulnerable Democrats in Six-Figure Ad Buy March 22, 2017
    The post RNC Targets Vulnerable Democrats in Six-Figure Ad Buy appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Arkansas Expands Gun-Carry Rights March 22, 2017
    Arkansas governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican, signed a bill into law on Wednesday that will allow those with gun-carry permits and special training to carry in areas that are otherwise designated gun-free zones. The post Arkansas Expands Gun-Carry Rights appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Did Nader Really Call Apple a Monopoly? March 22, 2017
    “Consumer advocate Ralph Nader, concerned about fake news prevalent on social media sites, believes Congress should weigh in with antitrust legislation targeting Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Apple,” reports the Washington Examiner. Say what? Just what do Microsoft and Apple have to do with so-called fake news? How are any of these companies monopolies? Is Ralph […]
  • Portland Housing Stupidity Grows March 21, 2017
    Here’s an incredibly stupid idea to deal with Portland’s housing affordability problems: Multnomah County proposes to build tiny houses in people’s backyard. The people will get to keep the houses on the condition that they allow homeless people to live in them for five years. That’s supposed to be an incentive. For five years, you […]
  • Making Boulder Affordable March 20, 2017
    Boulder, Colorado is the least affordable city in America that is not in California, Hawaii, or the New York City urban area. Boulder’s unaffordability is directly due to a combination of land-use policies, including a greenbelt that is nine times larger than the city itself and limits on the number of building permits that the […]