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TWO MORE MONEY GRABS: OREGONIANS ARE DOOMED

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Hot off another money grab (Measure 101) which taxes patients when they use medical services, the Hard Left has their sights set on grabbing even more.  This month the Oregon Legislature convened a Special Session to ramrod through a state Cap-and-Trade program.

Already one of the most business unfriendly states in the country, this latest scheme, modeled after legislation in California, will surely send even more businesses across the Oregon border into Washington, Nevada and Idaho.

CAP AND TAX WILL HARM BUSINESS WHILE RAISING COST OF LIVING

Oregonians are referring to this latest scheme as “cap and tax.”  Democrats, who control both the House and Senate, unveiled drafts of their bills that would creatively steal more money from Oregonians under the guise of capping greenhouse gas emissions.  This, in a state that already has one of the lowest level of gas emissions in the nation.

It would also create a complex market for credits that can be traded.  Politicians can use them to reward their political cronies, and punish their enemies.  The proposal would affect many of Oregon’s largest employers, and pour money into the general fund to be spent on Liberal pet projects.  It is not earmarked to improve the environment.

This cap and tax scheme would raise gas prices, which would raise everyone’s cost of living by driving up the cost of virtually everything consumers buy.  It would also place severe restrictions on Oregon businesses.

The Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) is both a huge pay-off to government employees for voting straight Democrat tickets for decades, and an under-funded liability putting pressure on taxpaying Oregonians.  Government retirees receive pension benefits the average citizen can only dream of.

GOVERNMENT PENSIONS ARE FUNDED AT THE EXPENSE OF EDUCATING OUR KIDS

Democrats are not interested in controlling public pensions and the cost of health care for government employees, because government employees are their voting base.  As a result, many school districts had to reduce teaching positions this school year even though Legislators approved an 11% increase in K-12 spending ($800 million) during the 2017 Regular Session.

BROWN HAS LONG PANDERED TO PUBLIC EMPLOYEE UNIONS

At Northwestern School of Law at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon, Kate Brown stood out.  Except for a long tuft of hair sticking straight up from her forehead, Kate’s head was shaved bald.  But Kate’s hair was not the only thing that fellow students noticed.  Kate was a militant Lesbian and she demanded that everyone recognize this and accept it.

Brown repeatedly told people that she would be Oregon’s governor someday.  As Secretary of State, she finally reached her lifelong goal when she was sworn in to finish the term of corrupt, disgraced Democrat John Kitzhaber.  [Oregon does not have a Lt. Governor.]  Kitzhaber had been caught giving his girlfriend unauthorized government funds, among many other abuses of power.

As governor Brown pretended to be halfway normal until she was actually elected.  After the 2016 election she was finally free to implement all her hare-brained Marxist ideas.  Kate Brown was elected as the nation’s first “bisexual” governor.  This militant Lesbian is now married to a man.  Yes, this writer is as confused as you are.

Brown’s entire adult life has been consumed with Leftist politics and her drive to become governor.  Although she graduated from law school in 1985, Brown has only practiced law sporadically as she dedicated her life to the pursuit of political power.  Prior to becoming Secretary of State in 2009, Brown spent 18 years climbing the political ladder in the Oregon House & Senate.

BROWN’S ONLY INTEREST IS AMASSING POLITICAL POWER, DESTROYING FREEDOMS

As Secretary of State for Oregon (January, 2009 to February, 2015) Brown was in charge of elections.  She is infamous for doing everything she could to prevent ordinary Oregonians from getting initiatives on the ballot.

Since 1902 Oregon has had an Initiative Statute.  This allows any voter to draft a petition, gather sufficient number of signatures and get an issue before the people for a vote.  It takes 4%, 6% or 8% of voters’ signatures, depending upon the type of issue, to get that issue on the ballot.  This takes a huge effort by registered voters, even before Brown schemed to make the effort almost impossible.

This is direct democracy.  Brown hated that Oregonians had this kind of political power so, as soon as she was sworn in as Secretary of State, she set out to curtail it.  And she was quite successful at it.  During Brown’s tenure as Secretary of State, the number of citizens’ initiatives that made it onto the ballot dropped from an average of 16 each two-year election cycle, to an average of 8.

BROWN WAITED UNTIL AFTER BEING ELECTED

GOVERNOR TO BEGIN MOST FAR LEFT POLICIES

In addition to taxing healthcare and trying to raise everyone’s cost of living with a Cap & Trade scheme, Governor Brown also showed her disdain for law-abiding, taxpaying Oregonians by implementing the following in 2017:

  1. Sanctuary State:  Shortly after President Trump was sworn in, Brown declared Oregon to be a sanctuary state.  Along with Portland’s sanctuary city policy, Oregonians are awash with illegal alien criminals.
  2. Gun law:  In July Governor Brown signed a bill to begin confiscating guns from law-abiding, LEGAL gun owners.
  3. Abortions:  Last summer Brown signed a bill to force taxpayers to pay for ALL abortions on demand for illegal & legal aliens.  This is counter-intuitive as Brown wants to destroy American culture by flooding Oregon with immigrants of all stripes.  So, if more & more immigrant babies are slaughtered, won’t that slow down Brown’s plans?

Governor Brown has hired a “carbon policy advisor” to work closely with the legislature.  Kristen Sheeran was hired last October using taxpayer funds to pay her $112,000 annual salary.  This is believed to be the first time ever that an advisor was hired to cram through specific legislation.

Diane L. Gruber

Disgusted Oregonian

RECALL BROWN

OREGON IS TRANSGENDER HEAVEN

OREGON JUDGES HAVE JOINED TRANSGENDER FANTASYLAND

6 Comments

  1. Terry Cook

    February 14, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    “When good people run things, everyone is glad, but when the ruler is bad, everyone groans.” Sadly, not every Oregonian is groaning, though wisdom begs it. The atheist left (word carefully chosen) supports this foolishness (“fool” being the morally deficient). Will wisdom ever be restored in this state?

  2. Joni

    February 15, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Good article a out Oregons demise.
    Corruption embarks its fury once again on innocent citizens.
    Thanks for the heads up.
    Joni

    • Diane L. Gruber

      February 16, 2018 at 7:14 am

      Joni: And there is talk about taking away the Federal tax cut we got, and giving it to the Liberals who run Oregon. Diane

  3. C Beaudry

    February 15, 2018 at 11:49 am

    Good article Diane. Yes. Filth such as Brown grows like a fungus. Greed and Power Grabbers are the one’s that allow their growth. Poor Oregon, I feel bad, but it is happening here in Washington State, as well. The only hope for Oregon, at this stage, is to make working for the government not that desirable anymore. A HUGE task once they are as embedded, as they are. Then again, if those whom buy into this nonsense would think a few generations down the road in any ‘realistic’ manner…with a heart for their grandchildren (and theirs)…that could change this. As voters ‘wake up’ they would realize they have the ability to overcome the Brown ‘sewage’ of their State, and the vermin that feed off her, to benefit themselves. Don’t lose hope, things CAN change, even though it looks hopeless.

  4. Diane L. Gruber

    February 16, 2018 at 7:18 am

    Corynne: I agree. There is hope. Since Trump’s election, the Conservatives in the PNW have awaken. About every other weekend there is a Freedom of Speech rally or Trump rally. I am speaking at one in VAncouver on March 4th. Check out my article about Kate Brown. Diane
    http://www.cscmediagroupus.org/diane-gruber/oregon-governor-kate-brown-rabid-leftist03

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