Archive | April, 2017

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Threats against parade goers could be crime

This week some individuals in Portland Oregon caused the cancellation of the 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade, a community event in the southeast quadrant of Portland, by threatening to forcibly drag “fascists” off the parade route if they weren’t excluded. Who were these “facists”? The official delegation of the Multnomah County Republican Party. (goto  article in […]

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Oregon values and priorities survey

Select results from a recent survey done by a highly qualified firm for purposes of determining voter attitudes in Oregon. The poll  broke the sample down into Statewide and Metro PDX area only. But the results presented here are the statewide sample. And the results may surprise some. The first question was open ended with […]

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Increase revenue through cutting tax breaks or decreasing business subsidies

Oregon’s budget is out of balance, and the Democrats believe business doesn’t pay enough in taxes. The Democrats, lead by Sen. Mark Hass have been negotiating with business interests and Republicans to enact ta reform that increases some business taxes, so far without success. The negotiations are nevessary because Oregon requires a 60% legislative majority […]

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The Co-Chairs Budget. The GOP should embrace it

Yesterday, April 17, the Ways and Means co-chairs released there no new revenue budget. It shows that of the 14 budget lines, only two receive less funding than they did last biennium. Natural resources is cut from $413 million to $405 million and consumer and business services is cut from $14.7 million to $13.3 million. […]

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Why the left right heuristic in politics is no longer accurate

Def. Heuristics: Heuristics can be mental shortcuts that ease the cognitive load of making a decision. Examples of this method include using a rule of thumb, an educated guess, an intuitive judgment, stereotyping, profiling, or common sense. A method of reaching a quick solution, but not necessarily the optimal result. After Donald Trump’s successful populist campaign […]

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The Door to ORGOP resurgence is clearly marked

…but will the Oregon GOP base be willing to open it. All studies show that the Republican Party has moved further to the ideological right over the past several decades. However Oregon is a moderate State, though geographically and politically segregated. Unless the Oregon Republican Party can attract a wider base of support within moderate […]

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