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Posts tagged Jobs

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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!

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

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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  • 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 […]
  • A Serious House May 3, 2015
    Lyndon Johnson had strong views about his showers. One unfortunate White House plumber was sent to the hospital due to a nervous breakdown after years of working to provide Johnson with a shower that met his exacting specifications regarding heat and water pressure. Thousands of dollars were spent on all this, yet Johnson still walked […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]