Revenue forecast positive for Oregon, despite Kate Brown lock-downs
The 2020 Oregon revenue forecast
was announced today on the second day of autumn, and it seems Oregon has a positive $2 billion dollar ending balance from general and other funds.
This may seem somewhat surprising to some Oregonians that we are seeing such economic activity, but considering that Oregonians have at least received some federal assistance from the Trump administration, it may have been effective enough to help the dire situation imposed on Oregonians by Kate Brown's mandated lock-downs.
Senator Brian Boquist (R-Dallas) and Senator Dennis Linthicum (R-Klamath Falls) issued the
following joint statement:
“The revenue projection shows we are $2 billion ahead, even with the political pandemic,
wildfires and Governor Kate Brown’s horrific policies that destroy the livelihoods of hardworking Oregonians and leave bureaucrats untouched.
“The state is not facing grim numbers thanks to President Trump and federal assistance.
Governor Kate Brown and Democrats will twist this fact to raise taxes that benefit their special
interests on the backs of the dwindling middle class, and low and fixed income Oregonians,
despite record setting revenue streams flowing in from personal and corporate income tax
collections. The current disparities are thanks to decades of Democrat failures.
“Governor Brown cares only about consolidating her own power, while inciting lawlessness and
embracing anarchy and chaos. She has failed to protect and support law enforcement as they put
their lives on the line each day, except when she needs them, as the governor rolls through the
state with an entourage of fully-armed security.
“Portland was labeled
an anarchist jurisdiction by the federal government, complete with the
threat to cut federal funding, which compromises the very entity that provided the revenue
stream that has saved the state from bankruptcy. Governor Brown would rather watch Oregon
burn and its citizens waste away than be a true leader and work with the federal government.”
|Post Date: 2020-09-23 16:25:40||Last Update: 2020-09-23 16:30:07|