Dems poised to target budgets of lower and middle income Oregonians

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Oregon’s November quarterly economic forecast was made public last week. The report revealed that the state is continuing its slow recover from the Great Recession. Several Democrat state elected leaders issued glowing reports suggesting that happy … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Jobs, OR 78th Legislative Session | 4 Comments

The Accomplishments of Gov. John Kitzhaber

In 1985, Vera Katz (D-Portland) was the Oregon Speaker of the House and John Kitzhaber (D-Roseburg) was the President of the Oregon Senate. Some clever political wag dubbed them “Kitz and Katz.” (It represented the same level of banal intelligence … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Gov. Kulongoski, Public Employee Unions | 6 Comments

Are You Better Off Under President Obama?

A little over a year ago I wrote a column in which I declared, facetiously, that I had decided to become a liberal Democrat in the mold of President Barack Obama: “I have decided to become a Barack Obama Democrat. … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Jobs, Liberalism, President Obama | 11 Comments

New pro-business, pro-middle class Monica Wehby ad: Small Business

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Call to rebuild America’s once proud and productive workforce

by Sen. Doug Whitsett Labor Day is a national holiday that is set aside to commemorate the working public. It is a day dedicated to celebrating being gainfully employed. It is meant to honor the myriad attributes that “having a … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Jobs, Labor | 32 Comments

Can Obama Reset Our Foreign Policy?

This weekend’s Meet the Press edition brought a remarkable comment from the network that is President Barack Obama’s chief apologist. The assertion was that the train wreck that is Mr. Obama’s foreign policy is to be expected as America searches … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Afghanistan, Economy, Individual Responsiblity, Iraq, President Obama | Tagged | 6 Comments

Oregon House Republicans concerned over latest job numbers

Oregon House Republican Office SALEM, OR – House Republican Leader Mike McLane (R-Powell Butte) yesterday expressed concern over Tuesday’s announcement by the Oregon Employment Department that 4,300 Oregonians lost their job in June. “Today’s jobs figures are deeply troubling and … Continue reading

Posted by at 03:54 | Posted in Economy, Jobs, Oregon House | 7 Comments

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