Oregon State Government’s $278 Million Self-Promotion ‘PR’ Machine

Oregon. So much to love in the state. A good deal to loathe around Portland, Eugene, and Salem.

Government should be small. Tiny. Basically invisible. We pay for it for crying out loud. It certainly shouldn’t have a PR machine that costs hundreds of millions of dollars. (Especially in Oregon.)

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A harsh truth about today’s American Welfare State (PIC)

In the welfare state equation it is the middle class that gets screwed. The middle class pays plenty of taxes while the poor and the crony rich use the system paid for by the middle class. (Paid for by the middle class to a large degree and used by the poor and crony rich in their respective ways.)

How about we slash taxes for the middle class massively? Let people keep what they are forced to pay in payroll taxes and income taxes,

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95% of Fed Gov Employees who gave gave to Clinton, Department of Justice 97%, State Department 99% (This is the deep state and they are comfy – right now)

Image: The Hill

(From FOX News)

The constant, anonymous leaks from disgruntled federal bureaucrats aim to provide ammunition for the propaganda news media to press the attack.

The Left’s dance of destruction is stunningly choreographed.

I have been overseas for the last three days, and it has been sickening to see so many foreigners terrified because they unknowingly believe the news media’s false reports and vicious attacks. The only version of President Trump they know is the one portrayed in the 24-hour cesspool of CNN and the daily acrimony of the New York Times.

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House Republican Leaders Fear Evan McMullin (CIA/Goldman Sachs guy who “ran for president in 2016”) May Have Spied on Them

I forgot about this guy. Not only is he former CIA he’s a Goldman Sachs too. Check out his career. Oy vey.

I remember getting a very creepy feeling when he somehow entered the fray last year. (I mean who IS he?). Looks like that vibe might have been correct.

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IRS execs: Our lives at risk in TEA Party case, Want to hide details from public

Lerner and company want to keep what they did secret. But we need to know what happened.

(From Cincinnati.com)

“This documentation, as the court will see, makes very personal references and contains graphic, profane and disturbing language that would lead to unnecessary intrusion and embarrassment if made public,” their attorneys argued in a recent court brief. “Public dissemination of their deposition testimony would put their lives in serious jeopardy.”

Attorneys for the tea party groups suing the IRS say the argument against full disclosure doesn’t hold up.

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Hypocrite: Obama goes to “climate change speech” in Italy, stays in $20k/night villa, takes private jet, has 14 car convoy, 300 cops. Carbon footprint? More than you or me in a year?

Worth posting again.

This is Obama “living rich.”

It’s one thing if one makes one’s money in private industry where one must negotiate the whims of the market (at least to some degree) on the way to riches. (Hell, if one inherited money at least one is spending one’s own money.) It is quite another for someone to make one’s bones as a politician like Obama has. As Truman said, one can’t get rich in politics unless one is a crook.

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Al Gore still wants a carbon tax (Has he learned nothing over the last decade and a half, aside from the value of stock options?)

I won’t go into details but I know a fair amount about a carbon tax. I even once hosted a discussion on Wall Street in front of business leaders on the topic. All of the people on stage with me were pro-tax. Our readers know where I am on taxes of any sort. I was the moderator.

I am very familiar with the costs of a carbon tax to the economy,

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