Posts Tagged ‘Economy’

Vote YES on Oregon 66 & 67 To Save Jobs

If you see the television ads or read the statements in the voter’s pamphlet in opposition to Oregon Ballot Measures 66 & 67, you would have the idea that if you vote yes on these measures that employers will have to lay off some number of their employees. This is not the case.  In most […]

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Immigration Policy

Quick Thought of the day: Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild […]

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The Suicide Solution

This past Sunday, US Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) suggested that the executives fron AIG, the insurance company that has received $160 billion in bailout funds from the US Government, either resign or commit suicide.  In his comments to WMT radio in Iowa, “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards […]

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The Freightliner Cascadia

Freightliner Trucks have been produced in the Portland area since 1947.  So when I heard that the company would be naming their latest truck model the “Cascadia” I was thinking about just how appropriate that was.  A great new model of truck, named after the great region where it is produced.  This recently came back […]

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Putting Us To Work in a Recession

Our Democratic leaders are starting to lead and get us on the right track toward improving the economy.  In the process, they will put many of us back to work and help to solve the problem of replacing our crumbling infrastructure, all at the same time. At least this is getting started in Oregon, as […]

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Small Business and the Recession

I recently received an unsolicited message.  I will share it with you, and my comments will appear below: Dear Fellow Business Owners: As a business owner who employs 120 people, we have resigned ourselves to the fact that Barack Obama will be our next president, and that our taxes and fees will go up in […]

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Rescuing Ourselves From a Recession

We know that many people around Cascadia and around the US are losing their jobs. We blame that on the recession. We also know that the price of oil is very high. Sure, it is a lot less now than it was a month ago. We all know that one way or the other, those […]

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