The Welfare Mentality and Dealing With Greece

According to European financial markets managers, the “bail out” of Greece began in 2009. In fact Greece has been sliding into bankruptcy for decades. That’s what happens when, in spite of weak economic growth you continue to grow the size and … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Bailout, Economy, Government Spending, President Obama | 5 Comments

Oregon’s Proposed Sick Leave Law Doesn’t Fit All

By Anna Mae Kersey Senate Bill 454, which mandates that employers implement paid sick leave for employees, may leave small business owners and the agriculture industry in the dust. SB 454 states, “Employers that employ at least 10 employees working … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate, State Government | Tagged , , | 15 Comments

Minimum Wage Follies

By Steve Buckstein Fourteen bills have been introduced in the Oregon legislature to raise Oregon’s already high minimum wage or let localities do so. Apparently, some legislators believe that political laws can override the laws of economics. In this case, … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Employment, Labor, Oregon Government, State Budget | Tagged , | 12 Comments

The Real Agenda: Dems are anti-small business

by Sen. Jeff Kruse (R-Roseburg) At the beginning of this Session the majority party laid out their agenda, and we have now reached the point where they are finishing their objectives. In February they passed the low carbon fuel standards … Continue reading

Posted by at 07:30 | Posted in Economy, Jobs, OR 78th Legislative Session, Oregon Senate | 2 Comments

The Difference Between Educated and Accomplished

Former Gov. Howard Dean (D-VT) marshalling all of the noblesse oblige elitism of the progressive movement criticized Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) for not having graduated from college. MRC Newsbusters reported on February 12, 2015: “What a snob! On today’s Morning … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2016 Presidential Election, Economy, Foreign Relations, Leadership, Obamacare, President Obama | 15 Comments

Don’t Steal the Kicker

By Steve Buckstein Would you like to pay $284 less in Oregon personal income tax next year? That’s what the average taxpayer may save if Oregon’s constitutional kicker law is allowed to take effect. The kicker law requires that if … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Government Spending, Oregon Government, Oregon House, State Budget, State Government, State Taxes, Taxes | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

What the Oregon Dem majority still needs to accomplish

by Dan Lucas 1 in 4 Oregonians is on Medicaid, the government health care payment system for the poor. That does not include older Oregonians who are on Medicare. Additionally, 1 in 6 Oregonians is on food stamps. Last November … Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Education, OR 78th Legislative Session, State Budget, Transportation | 19 Comments

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