Our legislators are so smart here in Oregon. How smart are they? Well, for starters the previous democrat leadership managed to jack our taxes up so high that businesses and families are moving out of Oregon and re-planting themselves across the river in neighboring Washington.

The liberal leadership were told time and time again that if measure 66 & 67 (measures to tax businesses to the stratosphere and families earning over $250k) passes, these businesses and families would get the hell out of dodge.

And get the hell out they are.
In 2010 alone, approximately 15,000 families beat feet from one of the highest taxed states in the union (Oregon) to the lower priced and affordable Clark County Washington.

Rumor has it the not so top heavy liberals are caving toward repealling measures 66 and 67.

While they are at it, they should consider dropping the 11% income tax rate down a few notches.

Better late than never.


Another Oregon First In History

As you may or may not know, today is February 25th. On this day way back in 1919, Oregon became the first state in the nation to tax gas by the gallon. As they say, the rest is history.

I think Oregon could make history daily when it comes to taxing.

Don’t Blow Up The Dams…Yet

While reading through one of my nightly news sites – Science Daily, I stumbled upon a very interesting article regarding salmon living in rivers with dams and without.  The nutshell version is salmon thrive in both and the study could not reveal that dams make a difference.  Another one of those hunches I always had.  My other hunch is global warming is not due to man but is a naturally occuring phenomena.  I have other hunches too but I need something to blog about in the future.

One of my newer cool places to get news is Daily Tech. According to this article, California company SCE will be installing a 909 Megawatt windfarm in Gillium and Morrow Counties (in Oregon). That’s a lot of megawatts. To my knowledge, this will be Oregon’s largest windfarm.