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Oregon: A Green Jobs Laboratory
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Oregon: A Green Jobs Laboratory

Proponents of green jobs in the state of Oregon have been touting its successes, claiming the creation of “thousands of jobs”.  Borrowing from the narrative bellowing out of the White House, the Oregonian green jobs proponents claim tremendous job growth in a state mired in stubbornly high unemployment and awash in green energy subsidies.  The plain truth is that the spigot of subsidies to this green industry is rapidly fl

03/24/2011
Work is the surest route out of Poverty
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Work is the surest route out of Poverty

“Work keeps a bay three great evils: Boredom, Vice and Need.”  Voltaire, 1759 "Work is the surest route out of poverty”   Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister of England

12/29/2010
Help Stop Tax Hikes in Oregon
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Help Stop Tax Hikes in Oregon

We have all seen the headlines. With one out eight Oregonians out of work, Oregon’s working families and businesses are continuing to struggle. And despite the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression, Oregon’s elected officials have voted to push through over $1 billion in permanent taxes on businesses and individuals – the largest tax increase in Oregon history!

11/12/2009
Reminder: Oregon Liberty Summit June 6
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Reminder: Oregon Liberty Summit June 6

In 1773 the Sons of Liberty organized the first tea party in Boston harbor. On April 15th 2009 many of you joined with us and millions of other American across the country at over 500 modern day taxpayer tea parties, 20 here in Oregon.The tea party movement began in response to corporate and mortgage bailouts, the $1 trillion dollar debt stimulus plan, and President Obama's $2 trillion dollar budget deficit. On June 6th we want you to join us for a day of organizing, training and educating. We will have national and state campaign and policy experts in attendance to answer your questions and help you organize your community.Now is our chance to take back our nation, we are the new Sons and Daughters of Liberty. We can pass on the same legacy we received from our ancestors to our own children and grandchildren.Join us on Saturday June 6th from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Red Lion in Salem, Oregon for the 2009 Oregon Liberty Summit. This will be a celebration of freedom and liberty, including campaign and issues training, featuring campaign and policy experts and hundreds of activists from around the State of Oregon.For more information and to register please visit OregonLibertySummit.com.

06/01/2009
Oregon's Latest Tax Hike Scheme
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Oregon's Latest Tax Hike Scheme

This week the Democrat co-chairs of the Ways and Means Committee announced their budget plan.  It includes an $800 million tax increase on the “wealthy”.  In reality the tax is a job killer, a massive increase targeting small and family businesses.  All in a time when Oregon has 12 percent unemployment, the second highest in the nation and still growing.

05/21/2009
Salem, Oregon Tea Party Pictures
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Salem, Oregon Tea Party Pictures

Check out these pictures of the great crowd in Salem on April 15:

05/21/2009
Oregon’s Cap and Trade Bill
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Oregon’s Cap and Trade Bill

In recent testimony delivered before the Oregon Senate Environment and Natural Resource Committee by Dr. Eric Fruits, Ph.D. on Oregon’s SB80, published by cascade Policy Institute, Dr. Fruits stated the following. 

04/13/2009
Tax Mania in Oregon
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Tax Mania in Oregon

The Oregon Legislature is seriously considering dozens of tax and fee increases, including new taxes on big and small business as well as Oregon families.  The May budget forecast is expected to fall short of prior estimates.  It is possible that the budget hole for the 2009-2011 biennium may exceed 4 billion dollars, requiring the Democrat lead legislature to either cut budgets and reduce services or raise job killing taxes.

04/13/2009

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