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The Oregon Republicans are TRYING to put the kabosh on outrageous spending by the Democrats (who own the Legislature)....They have found $1.3+ BILLION surplus while the Dems have been talking about a $4+ BILLION DEFICIT....they are trying to do what WE ALL ARE DOING...spending like we aren't getting raises (we aren't) and like we aren't planning vacations in the Bahamas this year. They are requiring all agencies to live with a 2007-2009 biennium budget instead of starting with an AUTOMATIC INCREASE, and then adding $$ on top of that...like they've done in the past.
1 posted on 05/12/2009 7:00:29 PM PDT by goodnesswins
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To: goodnesswins

The Oregon legislature is still giving away money like it’s their own. Check out the following bill:

http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0800.dir/sb0871.intro.pdf

Since it is unconstitutional to give general fund money to religious organizations, they rewrote the bill to play a shell game. It overwhelmingly pass the Senate. Here’s the rewrite:

http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0800.dir/sb0871.a.pdf

If this was going to a Christian church, the papers would be all over it. But now it’s silence.

The legislature is also pushing through what I call the Burqua bill to insure Muslims can force employers to submission.

http://www.leg.state.or.us/09reg/measpdf/sb0700.dir/sb0786.intro.pdf


2 posted on 05/12/2009 7:07:03 PM PDT by aimhigh
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To: Salvation

Oregon ping


3 posted on 05/12/2009 7:24:45 PM PDT by goodnesswins (WE have a REPUBLIC.....IF we can KEEP IT!!!)
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To: goodnesswins

Good job, keep the lefties looking like blood suckers.


5 posted on 05/12/2009 8:08:26 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: goodnesswins

Shouldn’t the title read:

All three Oregon Republicans offer no-new-tax budget


6 posted on 05/12/2009 9:33:53 PM PDT by hiho hiho
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To: goodnesswins

Thanks for the post!


8 posted on 05/13/2009 10:52:04 AM PDT by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: goodnesswins

I’ve always wondered who does the revenue forecast. Is it somehow non-partisan? In this state I can only imagine it being cooked by the Dems over the last quarter century.


11 posted on 05/13/2009 5:44:25 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Know the difference between honoring diversity and honoring perversity? No? You must be a liberal!)
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To: goodnesswins
A good step and they need to keep on it.

To keep schools open, however, the budgets of other agencies would be cut below what Democratic budget leaders have proposed.

But there is no cut there and they cannot allow anyone to define it in those terms. There certainly weren’t in any of the past several GOP controlled sessions, and I don’t believe there have been any in my lifetime.

Too bad dishonesty is such a third rail. But a “cut” that’s not a cut is, well, not a cut.

When I was in the GOP CentCom I used to harp on the local House members about that but for whatever reason they were unwilling to put the party’s position on the debate into terms other than those used by the ones into who’s pockets the money goes. To this day, the inmates continue to run the asylum.

BIG trouble is just around the corner for this state and the country if government doesn’t begin to CUT spending for real, and DEVOLVE.

12 posted on 05/14/2009 10:18:32 AM PDT by Clinging Bitterly (He must fail.)
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