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I don't like either side in the measure 66-67 debate. The argument that busness makes, that it will cost 70,000 jobs rings hollow with me. I can't buy that business is concerned about jobs when I see illegal immigrants being hired in preference to Oregon citizens. What about those jobs? Just look at Lincoln City that us flooded now with Hispanics who can't speak English all working in service industries. Out here in Polk county, Oregonians have a hard time finding empolyment unless you are fluent in Spanish as well as English. Not only are jobs being given to Illegals, but the money is sent back to Mexico, out of our economy, which by the way is facilitated by Bank Of America.
And then the Oregon Corporations that send jobs out of Oregon to China and elsewhere. Example, Nike, Pendleton, Danner Boots. What about Those jobs? Do I think that business is concerned about jobs? No way. Not only do they cheat Oregonians out of jobs, but also out of contributions to Social Security and Medicare that those jobs done by US citizens would generate.
On the other side, I see the Oregon Health Plan spending gobs of money on the children of illegal immigrants. The mothers come here illegally and are impregnated by illegal imigrant men who feel no compunction to support their child (who is now according to the 13th amendment a US citizen). And yet we cater to this situation by lack of specific laws and enforcement.
And the OEA who pretends to be so concerned about students and education until contract time when teachers walk off and leave the students to fend for themselves. And the cadillac health plans that the public sector has while the rest of us go without. Or the Holidays and time off that teachers get while the rest of us are working. Example: after a week off during Spring Break, they need another day without class which they call a teacher work day.
I am so disgusted with both sides, I think I might tear up my ballot and say to hell with it.
Len - a native Oregonian of 3 oregon generations.
posted 3 years, 3 months ago
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