Flat revenue forecast indicates “Failure to Thrive”


Oregon Senate Republican Office

Salem, OR – Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli (R-John Day) issued the following statement in response to the June revenue forecast released yesterday:

“For many cycles, the State Economist has warned that Oregon’s economy sinks deeper and recovers more slowly from economic recession than other states, and that analysis is proving to be even more accurate than ever before.

“Oregonians should be asking themselves why Oregon is not recovering like other states in the nation, and slower than our neighboring states in the region.

“They should be asking why elected officials doubt that their failed economic policies are strangling our state. Why does Oregon have a lower per-capital income, higher chronic unemployment, more hungry children and less opportunity than other states in the region?

“Failure to thrive is a symptom. It is the result of too many decades of the ‘status quo,’ and too many smug politicians pushing their ‘progressive’ agendas.”

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  • Oregonnative

    Our elected has chosen to go down the road of “no” return to assist the spending of our “Oregonians” tax dollars on …..CRC, Oregon Health Plan…billions. Shame on us for not sending our thoughts and contacting those we vote to office. We tend to vote who will give us the most freebies. Oh well we are broke now and infrastructure will pay. Oregon is declining fast.

    • Myke

      Thank goodness we have Portland to become the sole financier of state government in the state of Oregon. Appropriate, since they’ve been able to kill any business opportunities in the rest of the state. I’m figuring we’ll ride on their backs until the bottom falls out, then move on down the road like the businesses that they’ve driven away. Of course, there’s always fire fighting the overgrown forests for employment. Then they can continue to complain about the massive releases of CO2 that was seqestered in the formerly potential lumber.

  • MrBill97702

    It might have something to do with the fact that gov’t has grown at a rate of about 9.3% annually, while incomes have grown at a fraction of that rate.

  • Sally

    Right to work might have a little bit to do with it.

    • SEIU later, Udoll

      Turf, turf!

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