Following the massive defeat of their massive tax measure last week, the state's public employee unions have apparently changed their name from "Our Oregon" to "A Better Oregon", but the goals are the same: raiding your wallet in order to enrich themselves and hiring 30,000 more public employees.
PORTLAND — In the wake of its defeat in passing a $3 billion corporate sales tax measure, A Better Oregon announced Thursday it plans to push for legislation next year to boost state revenue and increase corporate income transparency.
During a press conference Thursday at a Planned Parenthood in Northeast Portland, the union-backed coalition, which sponsored Measure 97, released no details about possible proposals.
A press conference at a PP location - what a surprise. And corporations aren't paying their "fair share", which is union-speak for "you need to be soaked through higher prices for goods and services so that we can continue the lifestyle to which we've become accustomed".
After all, when price increases start to impact them, the public employee unions will simply "negotiate" pay increases so that they don't have to feel the effects as you would.
“The issue is our largest corporations are not paying their fair share,” said coalition leader Linda Roman, director of health policy and government relations for the Latino Health Coalition.
That "fair share" mantra is a gift that just keeps on giving. What dorks.
If it's all the same, why don't we start trimming public employee numbers? After all, we spend more in Oregon on government than many larger states. We might start by eliminating the state's department of energy, which as we're finding out now, blew nearly a billion dollars on bogus "energy credits" to "green energy" companies. But we can't do that, because governor Katie from Minnesota wants to expand the department!