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 in if you’re unemployed:
According to Bloomberg’s rankings (based on wealth disparity, average unemployment benefits, and overall unemployment pool), and somewhat confirming the food-divide discussion we had last night, the following states are the worst to live in if you are unemployed. Connecticut tops the list with its massive wealth disparity – more than one $200,000 household for every household earning less than $10,000. New York, California, and D.C. are close behind with Oregon and Alabama in 19th and 20th ‘worst’ place to be unemployed. Welcome to the bifurcated un-recovery.
Oregon patriot John Kuzmanich observes:
Where’s the tax revenue in Oregon going?
Is it going to the kids or the classrooms?
No, Oregon is 43rd in the nation & at the bottom in public education, again.
Is it going to the help the middle class?
No, our unemployment rate is well above the national average.
Is it going to low income and the unemployed? No, it appears not.
So where are the billions in tax dollars taken from the people of Oregon that pass thru Salem in this one party State going?
Who are these Democrat politicians looking after if not the children, the middle class, our economy, or the lower class and unemployed?
Not to create jobs, certainly.
Cross posted at ThoughtsFromAConservativeMom.com
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