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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The price tag on universal health care (for California) is in, and it’s bigger than California’s budget

California seems intent on blowing itself up. It’s like it can’t help itself.

I feel for the non Bay Area and LA Californians. The inland part of Cali remains for the most part – sane. It must be tough to see the cities take the state down.

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The University of Arizona is paying students $10 per hour to assume the responsibilities of “Social Justice Advocates.”

This was Mizzou but same state of mind.

See, this the sort of thing that I was talking about in a previous video on the #alumnistrike. I’ll bet many Arizona taxpayers wouldn’t be inclined to fund “social justice” indoctrination. (I know the “social justice” types. I grew up with them and had to tolerate them in college.)

Is this an appropriate use of taxpayer money? Why not just get the junior chapter of the Symbionese Liberation Army to come in and berate students for free?

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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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Socialism is a sucker’s bet: 100 Years of Communism’s Bloody Legacy

There are people who believe that the 2008 Crash, a crash that affected many profoundly, was created by the market mechanism. Greed run wild etc etc. And while greed did indeed run wild during the housing boom it was facilitated by a key piece of central planning, a mechanism that Marx himself favored, central banks.

The Fed and its brethren kept interest rates too low for too long and as such created malinvestment on a massive scale which eventually toppled on itself.

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