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Posts tagged Jobs

POMERLEAU: Enabling American companies to compete at home and abroad – Washington Times


This is a compelling article on tax reform, well worth a read: POMERLEAU: Enabling American companies to compete at home and abroad – Washington Times. The massive scope of our broken tax code is enough to fill several college courses, and will not be solved in one blog post. But it is important to reiterate […]

3 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job – YouTube

3 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job – YouTube

Good video from the LearnLiberty Channel on the reasons behind the tough job market: 3 Reasons You Can’t Find a Job – YouTube. Like this:Like Loading…

Northwest Coal Terminals Advance Despite Opposition From Environmental Groups | FreedomWorks


As I’ve documented in previous posts, the organized environmental left is marshalling forces to oppose Powder River Basin (PRB) coal exports to Asia via ports in the Pacific Northwest. Despite their best efforts at fear mongering about supposed environmental effects, local officials are beginning to push back against the prevailing narrative. Realizing that the opposition […]

Hysteria and Misinformation – Coal Train Fight Continued | FreedomWorks

As I posted earlier, coal producers are trying to secure approval to ship Powder River Basin (PRB) coal overseas to Asian markets, while environmental extremists are attempting to make this the Spotted Owl fight of modern times. The environmental movement has established this as their beachhead, and are pulling out all the stops. Their long […]

Northwest Coal Train Fight – The Modern Day Spotted Owl | FreedomWorks


If it’s a cleaner burning coal and it lowers costs for consumers, why would environmentalists oppose it? The short answer is that they’ve waged a war on coal, and they want to kill the industry altogether.

Oregon Listed As One Of Worst States For Unemployed


Thanks to leftist policies, the current unemployment rate in Oregon is stuck at a pathetic 8.4%, a rate that we haven’t gone below since November of 2008 – more than 4 years ago. Joblessness has become the new normal in Oregon, which is why Bloomberg listed us in the top 20 WORST states to live […]

Oregon Environmental Commission Targets Fossil Fuels


If it’s successful, convenient, inexpensive, and makes our lives better, environmentalists want to kill it.  They won’t be happy until we’re all back in utopian bark hut villages, walking on dirt paths, illuminated only by moonlight. The Oregonian reports: Oregon’s Environmental Quality Commission voted 4-1 today to require fuel distributors to begin reporting the carbon content of […]

Oregon’s Legal Climate Driving Away Business

In the last four years, Oregon has dropped 15 places to 28th in the nation for litigation and business climate. But until we’re in the bottom 10, don’t expect tort reform to be on the state Democrat majority’s radar. From the Oregon Business Report: A state’s litigation environment is an increasingly important factor in key […]

Fisherman, Residents Rebel Against Agenda 21 ‘Ocean Grab’ By State Bureaucrats For ‘Wave Energy’

This is what ICLEI and Agenda 21 look like when they are put into implementation at the local level. KOBI 5 News reports: Generated energy in Oregon could soon come from the waves of the Pacific Ocean. The state is setting up a number of buoys along the Oregon coast in an effort to reduce […]

Clueless Liberals Blame, Boycott Businesses Forced To Lay Off Employees Due To Obamacare


Small Business Owner on Obamacare: Every Restaurant You Eat At Is Impacted Negatively View on YouTube It’s so sad to read these tweets from small business owners who are heartbroken at having to lay off employees because of Obamacare mandates.   Unfortunately, now they have to suffer harassment from clueless liberals who actually think that business […]

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


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 […]

Going Galt: Businesses Begin Laying Off Workers, Cutting Hours, Shutting Doors

Any business that has more than 50 employees is required to purchase health insurance for their employees or pay hefty fines, so many are now downsizing or refusing to expand beyond 49 employees. Also, in order to avoid the increasing cost of purchasing insurance for full-time employees, many small businesses will be forced to cut their […]

Voodoo Economics Pt 2: Government Doesn’t Create Jobs


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 […]

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,” […]

Obama’s Alternate Reality

Obama’s Alternate Reality

It must be nice to live in a world of unicorns and rainbows, where all the jobs reports come out just the way you want them. And where the past is never your fault. It’s the Obama Advertising Land. A land that is truly special. Take a listen: I Spy Minute Mon., Sept. 24 2012 […]

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  • Washington State Wire Vacation Time August 12, 2015
    The Washington State Wire will be taking a vacation until the first week in October. Join us then for more original reporting and links to other top articles. The post Washington State Wire Vacation Time appeared first on Washington State Wire.
  • Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to Expand His Brand August 11, 2015
    As a Port of Seattle commissioner, Bryant is well known in Westside business and industrial circles, and better known in Eastern Washington’s agricultural world. It’s everyone else that needs an introduction, he says, if he’s to convince them he’s their choice in the 2016 gubernatorial election. The post Vying for Governor, Bill Bryant Seeks to […]
  • Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy August 11, 2015
    Washingtonians demand urgent action on climate. If our elected leaders won’t lead us forward, then the people will. The Alliance for Jobs and Clean Energy is Washington state’s coalition of individuals, organizations and businesses dedicated to reducing global-warming pollution and strengthening our economy. The post Washington State Can Lead on Global Warming and Clean Energy […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Afghanistan, Yemen & the UN October 6, 2015
    1) General John Campbell, commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, admitted today that an American airship did mistakenly fire on a Doctors without Borders hospital and that the command came from the U.S. military. While the order originated with the U.S. chain of command, Campbell said to the Senate Armed Services Committee that U.S. forces would […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: Russia, Iraq & Afghanistan October 5, 2015
    1) NATO has denounced Russia’s violation of Turkish airspace. A Russian plane, part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria, crossed over the border into Turkey. Russia has also received criticism of the campaign in general which Western military experts say focuses not just on ISIS but other moderate rebel groups. U.S. Defense Secretary […]
  • Today’s Top 3 International Stories: UN, Syria & Israel September 29, 2015
    1) Russia and the U.S. have stepped up talks concerning Syria on the sidelines of the UN summit. Russia has been increasing its military presence in Syria to “fight ISIS.” Secretary of State John Kerry and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the two parties agree to a few basic points on the conflict in Syria: […]
  • Congressman: Obama’s Afghanistan Pullpack Will Leave ‘Vacuum’ for Taliban October 7, 2015
    Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R., Ohio), an Iraq war veteran, said Wednesday that President Obama’s plan to scale back troops in Afghanistan would leave a “vacuum” in which the Taliban will rise as the Islamic State did in Iraq. The post Congressman: Obama’s Afghanistan Pullpack Will Leave ‘Vacuum’ for Taliban appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Swing State Voters Think Clinton is Condescending October 7, 2015
    The post Swing State Voters Think Clinton is Condescending appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Longtime Clinton Ally Charged in $1.3 Million UN Bribery Scheme October 7, 2015
    A Chinese businessman who was accused of illegally funneling money to the Democratic National Committee before Bill Clinton’s reelection has been charged in a $1.3 million bribery scheme. The post Longtime Clinton Ally Charged in $1.3 Million UN Bribery Scheme appeared first on Washington Free Beacon.
  • Self-Driving Cars in the News October 7, 2015
    60 Minutes covered self-driving cars last Sunday and CBS News took a look at Mercedes’ vision of the car of the future. General Motors, which cut its R&D when it went bankrupt in 2008, now plans to get into self-driving cars in a big way. View More: Newsmakers News|60 Minutes News|Live News|More News Videos Tight-lipped […]
  • Still Not Carrying Passengers October 6, 2015
    Washington DC’s H Street streetcar ran down a police car last week. But, as the Washington Post headline notes, it’s “still not carrying passengers.” Still in the testing stage a year after construction was supposedly complete. Wikimedia photo by Michael J. The District Department of Transportation began testing the streetcar about a year ago, and […]
  • Setting an Unaffordable Target October 2, 2015
    Portland and San Francisco are not the only urban areas with housing affordability problems. Where the 2013 ratio of median home prices to median family incomes was 7.0 in San Francisco-Oakland and 3.8 in Portland, it was a wallet-busting 9.6 in Auckland, New Zealand. In response, Chris Parker, the Chief Economist for the Auckland city […]