Kitzhaber crisis week forecasts ugly 2015

By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com Carbon Tax exposed: The Oregonian Editorial Board called Kitzhaber’s Carbon Tax campaign “Bogus” and proceeded to intellectually tear apart his chief sales promise of saving the state $1.6 billion. Readers can figure it out … Continue reading

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in Uncategorized | 10 Comments

‘Gas-guzzling’ PERS drains effectiveness of our tax dollars

by Dan Lucas Imagine every government fleet in Oregon had vehicles that only got 4 miles per gallon (MPG), and that on average private sector fleets had vehicles that got 22 MPG. Assuming an average of 12,000 miles driven per … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in PERS, Public Employees Retirement System | 29 Comments

Lars Larson: Kitzhaber hides Cylvia’s misdeeds in Friday ‘document dump’

by Lars Larson You might think that Friday afternoon document dumps only work for the President and his cronies in DC. But look how well the strategy works for Governor John Kitzhaber and his fiancé, Cylvia Hayes. Questions arose before … Continue reading

Posted by at 12:30 | Posted in Ethics, Gov. Kitzhaber, Oregon Government | 6 Comments

Dems further tighten stranglehold on Oregon

by Dan Lucas Last month’s election further consolidated what the Oregonian’s Steve Duin has called the Democrats’ “near-monopoly on political power” in Oregon. Democrats have returned to super-majority status in the Oregon Senate – an advantage they’ve enjoyed for 3 of the … Continue reading

Posted by at 06:51 | Posted in 2014 Election, Gov. Kitzhaber, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Attorney General, Oregon Government, Oregon House, Oregon Senate | 17 Comments

Concerns with Oregon marijuana-related investments

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Despite the recent passage of Measure 91 in Oregon’s November general election, state laws allowing the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana are in direct conflict with the Controlled Substances Act that was enacted by Congress … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:29 | Posted in Congress, Federal Government, Marijuana, State Government | 6 Comments

America has become a feckless ally

by Dan Lucas In 1945 the United States and its allies defeated imperialist Japan and NAZI Germany. At great cost and after great sacrifice the Allies stopped these two aggressor nations who had been committing horrific atrocities across the globe … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Foreign Relations, Iraq, Military, Terrorism | 5 Comments

Kitzhaber’s new taxes (which fund his scandal driven pals)

TAO to fight back against two new tax increases By Taxpayer Association of Oregon OregonWatchdog.com Expect a raid on your Income Tax Kicker Refund Just after being elected Gov. Kitzhaber announced that is looking into plans to take your kicker … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Uncategorized | 13 Comments

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