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Oregon Revenue forecast drops by $183 million

February 10, 2010 by


By going after the businesses that create jobs, Democrats and their public union cronies have done everything they can to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs.   The result?  More businesses are leaving the state, fewer are starting up in the first place, fewer people are employed, and there is less tax revenue all around. […]

Oregon Dem admits: “There’s no one left to tax!”

February 6, 2010 by


Steve Buckstein writes at the Oregon Catalyst: In this short clip from Wednesday’s House Committee on Business and Labor hearing, Rep. Michael Schaufler, D-Happy Valley, made an emotional off-the-cuff statement about how jobs are being killed in this state and how we have “no one left to tax.” He was the only Democrat to vote […]

Oregon Leads Nation in New Jobless Claims

February 5, 2010 by


Awhile back, Lars Larson observed (tongue-in-cheek) that we were #2 in unemployment for the nation, but maybe we could make it to #1 “if we really worked at it”. Everyone who voted for Measures 66 & 67: way to stimulate the economy!  Doesn’t this make you feel all warm and fuzzy? View on YouTube Cross posted […]

Are You Ready for Another Tax Increase?

February 4, 2010 by


From Think Oregon: Right on the heels of Oregon businesses and individual employers getting hit with $733,000,000 in new, permanent and retroactive taxes — the City of Portland is after more of your hard earned cash.  This time it’s to fund Portland’s $613 million Master Bicycle Plan that includes 982 miles of bike paths and […]