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After Measures 66 and 67, arts funding movement gets aggressive

January 31, 2010 by

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Lesson for conservatives: no matter how much taxpayer money the Left gets for their pet projects, it’s NEVER ENOUGH.   Better to force them to compete in the free market from the very beginning instead of encouraging this kind of endless entitlement mentality. Here’s the deal: if your art is any good, people will pay for the pleasure […]

Tax Vote Fallout: Oregon Businesses leaving, closing

January 30, 2010 by

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  Think Oregon reports that the construction industry is being hit hard by the recent passage of Measures 66 & 67: The passage of Oregon Ballot Measures 66 and 67 means either lay-offs, pull-stakes and leave the state or outright shuttering for some Portland area contractors who are bearly hanging on in the midst of […]

Socialist groups celebrate Oregon’s tax measures passage

January 27, 2010 by

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If you really want to know who is behind this kind of “screw business” mentality, just look at who toots their horn the loudest when the dust settles.  This makes my stomach turn! The Socialist Worker gleefully observes: At a time when state budgets across the country face similar shortfalls, national attention is turning toward […]

How the Left tricked voters into screwing Oregon job creators

January 27, 2010 by

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Once again, Multnomah county takes the rest of the state with it. Did you know the second largest employer in Mult. Co. is the government? Riding on the backs of all those farms and small businesses, they bite the hand that feeds them! Just watching the coverage of the “Yes” campaign’s victory party was depressing. […]

Force Oregon Legislature to get it right

January 19, 2010 by

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We need more conservatives like Dan Chriestensen on our school boards, willing to stand up against Big Government and defend taxpayers, teaches, parents and students against the special interests! On Dec. 10, 2009, the Gresham Barlow Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting measures 66 and 67. I was the lone dissenting vote. While I cannot and […]

Oregon Legislature Violated State Constitution

January 11, 2010 by

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Article VIII, Section 8 of the Oregon State Constitution stipulates: “Adequate and Equitable Funding. (1) The Legislative Assembly shall appropriate in each biennium a sum of money sufficient to ensure that the state’s system of public education meets quality goals established by law” Dan Chriestenson, Board Member of the Gresham-Barlow School District, points out that the […]

Pro-Tax Propaganda Mailed To Oregon Seniors

January 10, 2010 by

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“Vote Yes For Oregon”, a Democratic party front group, is sending pro-tax propoganda under the guise of a “2010 Special Election Guide” to assisted living facilities and other locations across the state. Among the threats leveled at vulnerable seniors in this “voter’s guide”: Should these Measures [66 & 67] fail: Oregon Project Independence would be eliminated, […]