Watch Dick run.....taking Jane,the kids,the cat and Spot along.
They can no longer afford to support Oregon state workers,city workers and the unions.
Business owners will move elsewhere:
It's not often that citizens vote for higher taxes, but 54% of Oregonians have done precisely that. In a rolling month-long referendum by mail that ended Tuesday, they approved some $700 million in tax hikes on business and wealthy residents.
The highest income tax rate in the state moves to 11% from 9%, which will give Oregon close to the highest rate in the nation. (New York City residents pay 12.6%.) This ballot outcome runs contrary to the current public mood about spending and taxes, so it's worth exploring how it happened.
First, a deluge of money. Local and national public employee unions bankrolled the "yes" campaign, with a $6.5 million blitz in TV and radio ads. That was $2 million more than the business community and taxpayer advocates raised. The cash helped the tax increase roll up a 71% margin in the liberal precincts in and around Portland, even as it lost in most of the rest of the state.
The teachers unions exulted yesterday that Oregonians voted to "protect our schools and vital public services." What was really protected was the $83,402 a year average in pay and benefits to Oregon state workers, 30% higher than what private workers receive. This is bankrupting states like Oregon, California, New York and New Jersey. On the other hand, Oregon's folly will be some other state's gain.
Read the rest of OREGON'S OBITUARY.
Watch Oregon's Greendom grind to a screaching halt.
Right now people are cutting trees down in their yards to burn for heat.
Once all private businesses and the tax-paying middle class are gone, Oregon liberals will have no other option but to commit assisted suicide.
The socialist state of Oregon is rapidly sliding down the shitter!