Oregon’s Dismal Employment Picture Isn’t Gov. Kitzhaber Fault – Just Ask Him

larryhuss Oregon’s Dismal Employment Picture Isn’t Gov. Kitzhaber Fault – Just Ask Him

Right From the Start

 

Gov. John Kitzhaber wants to be re-elected again – for the fourth time. At the end of his second term he deemed Oregon “ungovernable” which is liberal newspeak for “it’s not my fault that I failed.” After eight years in office, Mr. Kitzhaber’s singular achievement was the Oregon Health Plan – a precursor to Obamacare which failed not in its enrollment process but rather than its excessive costs and poor performance. In his third term Mr. Kitzhaber’s singular achievement has been the disastrous and now-abandoned Cover Oregon (Mr. Kitzhaber’s embrace of Obamacare) – a $250 Million debacle resulting in the online enrollment of not one single person. And Mr. Kitzhaber’s has once again declared that isn’t his fault and that he want’s to sue the tech contractor – which I hope he does because then all of the facts will come out and Mr. Kitzhaber and his barely able cohorts likely will be demonstrably at fault.

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Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in 2014 Election, Cover Oregon, Economy, Employment, Gov. Kitzhaber, Government Regulation, Green Energy, Jobs, Leadership, Obamacare, PERS, Public Employee Unions | 5 Comments

Stockton bankruptcy: Calif PERS may be on chopping block

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by NW Spotlight

The Fresno Bee is reporting that the judge in the Stockton, California bankruptcy case is leaning towards making the city’s California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) “pension obligations debts that could be trimmed along with those of more conventional creditors.”

CalPERS is fighting being treated equally along with other creditors.

One of the CalPERS attempts was to bring up the state constitution prohibiting the impairment of contracts – but the judge “undermined that theory when he reminded attorneys, ‘bankruptcy is nothing but the impairment of contracts.’” Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in PERS, Public Employee Unions, Public Employees Retirement System | 16 Comments

Online Poll on Immigration Reform: What needs to be done?

Online Poll:

It has been nonstop headline news this month on children crossing the border. What needs to be done. Here are some of the leading answers being suggested which include; Expand the wall, More enforcement against business, More national guard, One big bipartisan bill that does it all, More high-skills work visas, fewer family visas,Reform citizenship process & long-term work permits
and other ideas.

Please vote on the RIGHT HAND margin of this website.

Posted by at 04:55 | Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

The “Sharing Economy” Benefits Homeowners, Guests

By Everet RummelCascadeNewLogo e1342826659899 The “Sharing Economy” Benefits Homeowners, Guests

An emerging sector of many local economies is “homesharing,” or renting space in your home to strangers for a short term, usually a few nights. Smartphone apps such as Airbnb allow owners to list their homes for renters to see. Homesharing is controversial because it remains informal in most places and challenges the status quo of residential living and conventional hotels. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Economy, Portland | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Even PolitiFact acknowledges Nancy Pelosi is a liar

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by NW Spotlight

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) spoke at her weekly press conference about the recent Supreme Court decision on Hobby Lobby. In her press conference, Pelosi lied about the Supreme Court decision and made sexist comments about the justices.

Because she belongs to the “right party”, the media completely let it slide – except for Fox News’ Megyn Kelly – who called out both Nancy Pelosi and the media. Kelly also asked left-leaning PolitiFact to fact-check Pelosi.

Their finding? FALSE! Nancy Pelosi lied.

Posted by at 07:12 | Posted in Congress, Media | 5 Comments

Oregon should be 25th state to adopt Right to Work Law

Sen Doug Whitsett Oregon should be 25th state to adopt Right to Work Law

by Sen. Doug Whitsett

In a truly free market economy, labor relations should be decided in voluntary negotiations between business and labor interests. People should have the right to work in any labor environment that is mutually acceptable to the employer and employees.

Many companies and their employees have endured and prospered for generations without the need for third party influence. On the other hand, some labor and business interests have exhibited a long history of attempting to gain control of the workplace through political influence. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Employment, Labor, Public Employee Unions, Unions | 44 Comments

Lars Larson: Crisis growing in Oregon’s timber counties

 Lars Larson: Crisis growing in Oregon’s timber counties

by Lars Larson

A crisis is growing in Oregon’s timber dependent counties along with the Douglas Firs. Law enforcement is falling apart in that half of the state where you don’t find a Starbucks on every corner. I talked with Sheriff John Bishop, who’s quitting after 6 years of trying to police 16-hundred square miles with only six deputies.

Thirty years ago the Willamette Valley contracted gang green ecological insanity and decided that the logging industry had to die…so they killed it. That cut off the life blood of jobs and taxes that supplied paychecks and public services. Continue reading

Posted by at 05:00 | Posted in Congress, Gov. Kitzhaber, Natural Resources, Timber | 7 Comments

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