Despite record government tax revenue, we face budget deficits as early as the 2019-21 biennium. Significant tax increases will be proposed and certainly passed, if the Democrats obtain supermajority majorities in the House and Senate, and if Governor Brown is re-elected. However, the real calamity will occur when the next recession occurs.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” said Colin Kaepernick, as he refused to stand during the playing of the national anthem before NFL football games. Mr. Kaepernick’s actions have led to widespread protests during the national anthem by other NFL players, which have elicited a strong response against the protest by many Americans. Here are a few thoughts to consider.
Oregonians need to have highly competent, knowledgeable and professional staff to best serve the interests of the State. This staff should not be created from spouses, children and relatives. It is ILLEGAL for federal legislators to hire their family members.
Oregon K-12 school test scores are headed in the wrong direction. In the 1990’s, Massachusetts also had a poorly performing K-12 education system that was failing too many of their students and their families.