Skip to comments.Oregon's economy slows further in September, U of O index shows(7,900 job cuts)
Posted on 11/10/2012 7:27:33 AM PST by Be Careful
Oregons economy retreated in September, dampened by one of the sharpest monthly jobs losses since the recession.
A University of Oregon gauge that tracks the states economic activity edged down to a reading of 0.66, meaning the state is expanding slower than its normal pace since 1990.
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Obama country surprised? but but but.............
Of course, this has no correlation to the fact that Oregon is a blue State.
You mean liberalism doesn’t work? Who knew?
How many failed socialist experiments do we have to have before people wise up? I guess it will never end. As long as people covet other people’s stuff, we will have liberalism.
Good, I hope a lot more people in Oregon loose their jobs! Elections have consequences and the “Oregonians” have “spoken.” Now accept what you idiots have done to yourselves. As John Wayne said, “Life is tough, but it’s tougher if you are stupid.”
Obama will be glad to declare amnesty for the illegals in OR, which seems to ve the answer in any crisis. That should really help....
Yep, not much sympathy here for blue staters losing their jobs, or not getting their power turned back on for a month.
Communism works well in Oregon.
Pray for America
“Dont buy anything made in Oregone and dont vacation there or hold meetings there. Go to Idaho, Utah and other red states.”
+1. I like to reward red states with my travel $. In addition to your states, I like to support Wyoming, partly because I love Yellowstone NP, but also because they are solid red and NO STATE INCOME TAX.
Portland. Where young people go to retire
Of course, this has no correlation to the fact that Oregon is a blue State.
Oregone went enviro whacko over 2 decades ago and declared an eco economic war on farmers, ranchers, loggers and anyone who made an honest living harvesting what they and nature produced.
The anti people green thugs made Spotted Owls, other critters and scum fish endangered species and stopped logging/ranching and farming in many areas.
They have stopped harvesting of dead trees after fires and droughts. They have let roads into remote areas become impassable and ofter over run by blackberries.
Unfortunately, many so called conservatives in the conservative counties suffer from a mental breakdown. They say they are conservatives and yet vote for and allow the green eco terrorists a free reign.
California sent many of its rabid gays and socialists to cities and counties to grab control of the local governments again to get rid of any honest business people.
Portland has been controlled by left wing thugs for decades. Those thugs keep restaurants from expanding or opening new restaurants. They have forced out good construction people with their costly permit processes and layers of red tape which is about the only task left wingers do. Of course they get great pay and benefits and retirement for sitting on paperwork.
Dont buy anything made in Oregone and dont vacation there or hold meetings there unless the business/vacation’s sites are in a conservative county. Check the map link below. Go to Wyoming,Idaho, Utah and other red states for your vacations.
For some reason these map makers made the conservative counties blue and the left wing counties in red.
“+1. I like to reward red states with my travel $. In addition to your states, I like to support Wyoming, partly because I love Yellowstone NP, but also because they are solid red and NO STATE INCOME TAX.”
Your comment is very timely.
My wife’s siblings live in a very blue midwest states.
After Obama was elected in 2008, I told them that we wouldn’t fly back and visit their blue state.
So this past summer, we were discussing where to meet and have a vacation. The midwesterners suggested Colorado, and I said no do to the liberalizing of Colorado.
We decided on Wyoming and the Yellowstone area then, and now we will figure out when and where.
UM...I am in OREGON...NOT EVERYONE here is a LEFTIST...buy from the ones that are not.
Yeah, I used to love to go to Colorado, but lately I just pass through on the way up to WY, MT, and ID.
Come to Florence. Move to FLorence, on the breathtakingly beautiful Oregon coast. It is in Lane County (Eugene). It is full of retired people and many are conservative. But because of the crazy mapping of the county lines along highway 126.....Florence is intertwined interminably with Lane County politics.
Portland has two million people. The whole state has only 4 million people. When Portland is dictating what the rest of the state can do....it is awful for people who live out in the “real world”.
And yes, there are a number of Californians who have transplanted as things went bad south of the border.
I don’t know how long we will live here, but there are many good conservative people in Oregon! Just not enough to balance out Portland, and the influx of those who are attracted.
We are considering where we will live the rest of our lives. It probably won’t be Oregon, but please don’t dismiss us. We are fighting the good fight.
BTW....Yellowstone workers are big leftists...at least some that I met (spent a week in winter there)
And adding: Okay, maybe you don’t want to move here. But there is no sales tax, so if you come visit and buy things....you won’t be contributing. Veterans can camp free for a number of days monthly in the state parks.
Yeah, I figured that. But, it is a national park, so why shouldn’t I enjoy it? Plus, my money spent around that area supports Wyoming.
I live in one of the bluest counties in OR. I’ only too happy to let the leftists reap the consequences of their stupidity. That being said, the down side to this is we won’t be able to sell our house. I’m ready to move - to a red state or even go all the way ex-pat. But my mortgage is paid off & I’m not willing to just lose everything we’ve put in to it.
There are many conservative Oregonians. Unfortunately, in 2000, the Gov vetoed the redistricting plan created by Republicans. It was gerrymandered by the crooked, liberal Sec of State. That gerrymandering eliminated most Republican districts by splintering liberal cities into those districts.
I always thought it would be great to live and work in Vancouver WA, pay no income tax, then go across to OR to shop and pay no sales tax. I used to drive to OR from CA to visit my daughter and load up on necessities which were cheaper and no sales tax.
Now I bet if you split Oregon in two (West and East Oregon), I bet the state of East Oregon would be inviting businesses in with low taxes.
Oregon voted for it since their love for King Obama and his communists Administration told them he will fix everything and you will live in Utopia.
I see the Oregonian has a series on Oregon’s job recovery.
They need to follow that up with a series on unicorn hunting and fairy watching.
Very hard to pick the fly shit out of the black pepper.
Lane Cty is very rat dominated:
Obozo got 95,143 votes or 59.63%
Romney got 58,629 votes or 36.75%
I have a friend, who moved up from Orange county after he retired to be near his daughter and lives a little west of Eugene. He could have been a concert pianist and his wife is a good artist. So at first they were welcomed into the elite college oriented artsy/fartsy crowd.
When the elite rat artsy/fartsy scum find out that he worked for an evil corporation until retirement, and he is a card carrying Republican, they get shunned like a bad Amish.
His wife, daughter and SIL have banned him from even mentioning that he is a republican.
His truck and car were keyed and egged in the 2008 election because he had McCain stickers on them.
We talk on the phone about twice a month, and he jokes that he needs to pay me as his shrink.
I can see where that would happen. I am a member of a co-op gallery. I am a Southerner and not a big fan of the Republican party (though I am very conservative). I haven’t engaged in much discussion, nor do most of the gallery members. They generally make the assumption that you agree with progressive/liberal ideas...and most of them do! I am always polite and civil. There is perhaps one other (out of a couple dozen) who is an actual Republican. Perhaps as a Libertarian, I am viewed as harmless or silly. I don’t know! I don’t worry about it a lot.
My husband is retired military. No one has been mean to me about that and they all know. It was on my application and they voted me in.
It is wise to not engage in discussions if at all possible in that environment. I was drawn in with one person who is very much an activist, but she not inflammatory or mean and we do agree on a few things.
I get in more trouble talking about football (Roll Tide!) than politics.
“I live in one of the bluest counties in OR. I only too happy to let the leftists reap the consequences of their stupidity. That being said, the down side to this is we wont be able to sell our house. Im ready to move - to a red state or even go all the way ex-pat. But my mortgage is paid off & Im not willing to just lose everything weve put in to it.”
You might consider putting up an ad on your FR home page listing the county and conservative area you live in.
Maybe some conservative in California with no school age kids, in a CA city/county where the property value hasn’t collapsed might be glad to move to a conservative area of Oregone.
Personally, I would love to see the State of Jefferson idea/concept reborn and put into action.
“My husband is retired military. No one has been mean to me about that and they all know. It was on my application and they voted me in.”
You may be lucky. I posted years ago about a couple who grew tired of the liberalizing of California, and they knew we had vacationed a lot with ason living in Oregone, at one time we had two sons there, (none now).
The friend was a retired combat marine and put in 25 years of law enforcement here after his corp service and retired. She was a medical office manager, and both were devout Christians.
For some reason they were keyed in on Ashland and Eugene. We tried to warn them about the liberalism in those two left wing hell holes.
Being a Jarhead, he had to find out himself. He came close to getting into a fight with his Ashland lesbo realtor and left that area after about 4 hours instead of a couple of days and went to Eugene. The Eugene area lasted less than a dinner hour. They were in their Suburban with Bush/Cheney stickers at a fast food franchise.
Some idiots tried to harass them as they got out of their Surburban. Only idiots would try to harass a combat Marine and a wife who was a jock her entire life.
I get a cell call from them after they got their takeout meals and left wonderful Eugene. I told them to spend the night at Grants Pass.
Then, I called a flyfishing friend, who had a relative in real estate in the Medford area. He gave the realtor my phone number, I got a call from her. I explained the situation to her, and she laughed. She said, she had a new community east of Medford that should work. I got her number and called our friends.
They called the Medford realtor and met her the next morning. They found a couple of communities, they liked and really like the new one. They bought a home that wasn’t finished yet, so when it was, they had the exterior/interior the way they wanted it.
They loved the area and got used to snow just east of them.
Their church opened a new one church in the area.
They were concerned after the 2008 election, but their county and area actually had less votes for Obozo this election.
I think that is a beautiful area, and probably less humid than where we are.
I am working on my Christmas art, which has a very obvious thread of faith. I don’t anticipate any problems, but if i ever have any at all, it will come within the next week or see when “Christmas” goes up.
I have a friend who works at the unemployment office. They are swamped and can’t keep up with new claims. For the single week ending Nov 3rd, they paid out $24,785,060 in unemployment benefits. Welcome to Obama’s 2nd recession.