Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Monday, January 05, 2009

Quote of the Day: a lack of legislative imagination

That's the only explanation I can muster from Oregon State Sen. Peter Courtney, who says the Democrats in control of the legislative and executive branches hope to jump-start the state economy by borrowing billions dollars for public works projects. Courtney said:
I don't know how else to deal with the declining job market. I have got to do what I can do to get jobs and get them now.
More than 8 percent of Oregonians are out of work (which is a point and a half above the national rate) and Courtney doesn't know any way to deal with it except for a huge run-up in the state's debtload? And this man is in charge of the state senate?

Surely the Dems can come up with someone with a little more imagination.


  • At 1/15/2009 12:56 PM, Blogger OregonGuy said…

    Hmm. Option A: pull every possible dime out of the private sector for use by the public sector. Then, borrow more money to further increase the size of the public sector.

    Option B: Create an environment that encourages private investment.

    "But if they're going to do all the work creating jobs, what do they need me for?"

    Therefore: Option A.


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