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Posts tagged Government Spending

Federal Budget Priorities

Federal Budget Spending

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 […]

Phil Knight, Don’t Read This

Phil Knight, Don’t Read This

The Hillsboro Argus published my guest editorial this past Friday, pointing out that since we’re building free stadiums for sports teams now, we may as well do it for everyone. A few more comments on the article from 5440 readers might be nice. Come take a look! http://www.oregonlive.com/argus/index.ssf/2013/01/hillsboro_hops_public_financin.html (And as always, if you want more […]

November 12 is the first anniversary of 54°40’ Or Fight!

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I am proud and humbled to celebrate the first anniversary of this blog. It has evolved quite a bit in its first year. I am most proud of the contributors who have agreed to post their stories at 54°40’ Or Fight! We now have 21 active contributors from around the State of Oregon. Several veteran […]

Liberals Exploit Storm Aftermath To Attack Romney, Push For Bigger Government

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Wouldn’t you like to be a prepper, too? In New York City, hungry survivors of Hurricane Sandy have been reduced to dumpster diving in search of food: View on YouTube On Coney Island, looters are having a field day: “Look, they’ve been looting our wallets for too long,” said a young male who claimed he […]

Voodoo Economics Pt 2: Government Doesn’t Create Jobs

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In a recent report, the Congressional Research Service revealed that welfare spending has increased by 33% under Barack Obama, topping out at over $1 Trillion annually. As I pointed out in my previous post on the report, baseline spending on social programs has deliberately been driven up by the Obama administration, despite (or perhaps due […]

13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

13-Year-Old Jenny Gives Report Cards to Obama and Romney

A brave girl. If you want to understand how brave, read the comments at YouTube. Jenny is a 13-year-old 8th grader who’s been interested in politics for a couple of years. She was confused about the claims of the Democrats and the claims of the Republicans. So, she decided to look at the facts and […]

Oregon TEA Party: Making Friends One Citizen at a Time

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October 12, 2012, Portland Oregon:  As Mitt Romney surges ahead in the polls, more and more conservatives are coming forward to say “Hi” and inquire about the new Oregon TEA Party Freedom Bus.  As the bus prepares to head off to an event Suzie, an Oregon voter who was driving by with her dog “Rusty,” […]

Proof That Don McIntire Is Not Satan

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With the news of the death of Don McIntire, author of Measure 5 in Oregon, the left is once again coming out of the woodwork with the perennial complaint that M5 is solely responsible for the sorry state of our schools. Here now is proof positive that spending is not the problem. M5 did NOT […]

Open Thread – Live Blogging The Ryan Biden VP Debate HERE

Ok, what political junkie isn’t looking forward to the debate tonight between Vice President Joe Biden and Paul Ryan? Comments welcome during the debate! I’ll be providing commentary and observation as well in the comment section. Just to whet your whistle a bit regarding some of the expected themes of the debate tonight, focusing on […]

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? – YouTube

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? – YouTube

Why are teachers striking in Chicago? via Why are they striking? – YouTube. [5440 note: Hey Gresham-Barlow, Reynolds and Parkrose – sound familiar?] Related articles Almost 40% of Chicago’s Public School Teachers Send their Kids Elsewhere to Learn Chicago Teachers Strike: A Lesson Of “Excessive Zeal And No Brains” The eight dumbest things said about […]

Support the Commissions on Children and Families

Support the Commissions on Children and Families

(Article reposted from my blog at http://hillsboroerik.com .) What are the Commissions on Children and Families (CCFs), and why do they deserve our support? A CCF is a group of local citizens appointed by the Board of County Commissioners (the governing body of each county), as part of a system of commissions in each of […]

National Debt Reaches $16 Trillion….And Counting

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GOP Ad: $16 Trillion View on YouTube The Heritage Foundation reports: Today, the U.S. debt clock hit $16 trillion. Compare that to the end of 2008, just days before President Obama officially took office, when the total federal debt was short of $10 trillion. That’s a 60 percent increase in the federal debt in less than 4 […]

2016 the Movie, Voter Education for 2012

Dinesh D’Souza has been accused of many things over the years. He has been accused of falsely representing the words of the Obama Administration many times, he has been called a racist and generally painted by many in the Mainstream media as an alarmist. Those of us who hail from the right side of our […]

The Latest Lie From The Democrats, Dutifully Repeated ad Nauseum By Legacy Media Hacks

The following panicked email was just sent by the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee: How do we know it’s time for Republicans to move on?  Because according to CBS News, they’ve now spent $50 million in taxpayer money on 33 separate votes to repeal the President’s health care law – with absolutely nothing to show for […]

You want family farms and small business, but do you want to pay the tax?

4 generations of  the Bowers Family, 97 year old Great-Grandma Charity to 6 year old great-granddaughter Charity!

A couple of weeks ago I read on a website about how Oregon’s Death Tax has obviously not affected my family because I was a 5th generation farmer.  (Since then they have taken then claim down.) However this group, Tax Fairness for Oregon, knows nothing about my family. Here’s the thing, my great-grandma, the 2nd generation of […]

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  • Op-ed by Chris Korsmo, CEO League of Education Voters May 1, 2015
    To Members of the Washington State Legislature, Thank you for your hard work and commitment to ensuring a high-quality public education for each Washington student, from early learning through higher education. The Legislature is poised to pass the most comprehensive education budget in the history of the state that has the potential to increase opportunities […]
  • May Day Events Planned Friday in Tacoma, Seattle, Across State May 1, 2015
    The tradition of celebrating International Workers’ Day on May 1 started in 1886 after the Haymarket Massacre in Chicago, when workers and police were killed amid the struggle for an 8-hour work day. Today, workers still honor that and other labor struggles by participating in May Day events that recognize that the fight for the […]
  • The Phony Math and Ironic Economics to Justify Electric Car Tax Breaks May 1, 2015
    These tax breaks go predominantly to the wealthiest 10 percent – people who are not price sensitive and would have likely purchased an electric car anyway. And for every dollar the state provides subsidizing electric cars to reduce carbon, more than 93 cents is wasted. The post The Phony Math and Ironic Economics to Justify […]
  • Today’s Top International News: Yemen, Russia & Iran May 1, 2015
    1) An ISIS-affiliated group in Yemen released a video showing militants killing 14 Yemeni soldiers, 10 by execution-style shooting and 4 by beheading.   2) NATO told the U.S. Congress that they believe Russia is preparing for a new offensive in Ukraine based on evidence that they are equipping and training their forces.   3) […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: France, Brazil & Ukraine April 30, 2015
    1) A leaked UN report revealed that France is investigating peacekeeping soldiers it sent to the Central African Republic (CAR) who were accused of raping children. The French government learned of the allegations in July of 2014. The report states at least ten victims as young as eight were sexually abused in exchange for food […]
  • Today’s Top International Stories: Nigeria, Iran & Burundi April 29, 2015
    1) Nigeria announced they have rescued some 200 girls and 93 women from a Boko Haram camp during a raid. However, it appears none of the girls are from the 200 schoolgirls kidnapped from Chibok. Nigerians returning to their homes  found more than 100 people dead. (It is estimated that more than 22,000 people have […]
  • Sex, Poetry, and the Great Beyond May 2, 2015
    Two years before he died, James Merrill (1926-1995) published his memoir, A Different Person in which he tells how the son Charles E. Merrill (co-founder of Merrill Lynch) and an increasingly religious mother became a cosmopolitan gay poet. It’s not a score-settling work, and Merrill is his usual light, witty self, but he is also […]
  • FBI Links Chinese Government to Cyber Attacks on U.S. Companies May 1, 2015
    Computer hackers linked to the Chinese government used two Chinese telecom companies and the Baidu search engine to mount mass data disruption attacks on American websites involved in circumventing Beijing’s censors. According to a confidential FBI Flash alert sent to U.S. companies on Thursday, investigators determined with high confidence that since the middle of March […]
  • Halperin & Heilemann: Another Bad Week for Hillary Clinton May 1, 2015
  • Making Transportation Less Wasteful and Unfair May 1, 2015
    The Antiplanner traveled from Louisiana back to Oregon yesterday and didn’t have time to write a lengthy post. So here is an op ed for your consideration. It briefly summarizes a report about federal funding of rail transit published by the Cato Institute last week. Speaking of rail transit, rail systems in Boston and Washington […]
  • Spokane Rejects Transit Tax April 30, 2015
    Voters in the Spokane, Washington area appear to have rejected a proposed 50-percent increase in the sales tax used to support transit by a small margin this week. At the latest count, the vote was 50.5 percent against the tax and 49.5 percent in favor of it. Click image to download the “public education” flyer […]
  • Lafayette Presentations April 29, 2015
    Lafayette, Louisiana would seem to be the last place in the world that you would expect to adopt a smart-growth plan. Yet the city adopted one recently and is now beginning to implement it by revising its zoning code. The Antiplanner believes that this code will make housing and other developments more expensive and slow […]