Oregon Business Climate – Not So Good, but Don’t Let the Facts Get in the Way

According to Rich Vedder of Ohio University, hardly a bastion of right-wing thinking, between 2000 and 2008 more than ONE AMERICAN PER MINUTE moved from a closed-shop state (Oregon) to a right-to-work state ( a state where you cannot be forced to join a union as a condition of employment.

One a minute. Every minute of every single day.

Now the report from Loyola University: American cities with above average unionization rates have grown POORER and LESS POPULOUS. Capital moves to places where unions are weaker, and the job-seekers follow the capital.

The economist Paul Samuelson said, unions “determine how industries in decline are accelerated towards their extinction.”

But in Oregon, no right-to-work is ever even considered and instead, taxes on the filthy, lying, conniving, dirty businesses are raised.

A great plan if there ever was one.