Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Oregon, Washington Jr.

I thought that reporting on the current legislative session would be a fun thing to do. So far that hasn’t been the case. Our Legislators are playing it safe by watching what’s going on in Washington D.C. and simply duplicating “what they’re doing”.

You have the same complaints from the Republicans about the proposed stimulus package that they’re having back East. You have the Democrats talking about “non-partisan” politics; the same way the federal Congress (a Democratic majority like Oregon) is talking. In fact, if you watch CNN or any other national news source, you can almost skip watching the Oregon legislature.

Oh, I know the issues are somewhat different, but the language for “doing nothing” is the same. “Bad economy”, “shovel ready”, “tough decisions”, etc. From my prospective, it’s all going to hell in a hand basket, and no amount of pretending it’s not is going to change that. Who knows...maybe I’ll get in on the rapture, and be outahere shortly.

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