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#1 User is offline   pepperonikkid 

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  Posted 14 May 2017 - 07:39 AM

Oregon emptying jails to terrorize citizens into paying higher taxes


http://www.americanthinker.com
By Ed Straker
May 14, 2017



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In the old days, the Mafia would send enforcers around to local businesses to demand protection money. Now local governments are doing nearly the same thing. They cry that they don't have enough taxpayer money, and when citizens don't agree to a tax increase, they release criminals to terrorize the population until they meet their demands.

The latest example of this is in a rural part of Oregon in Douglas, Curry, and Josephine Counties. The counties claim that because logging revenues are down, there is a budget shortfall, and essential services must be cut. First they tried eliminating the town libraries. Then they reduced police response to crimes. Then, when that didn't work, they started releasing criminals from jail to terrorize the local population.

Douglas County residents voted down a ballot measure that would have added about $6 a month to the tax bill on a median-priced home and saved the libraries from a funding crisis. So this spring, it has been lights out, one by one, for the system's 11 branches. The Roseburg central library here is the last to go.

A tax increase of only $6 a month! Or $72 a year! If you believe that.

If a crime is reported after midnight there, best not hold your breath for a response, since cuts to the sheriff's budget have meant the end of round-the-clock staffing. Even conducting an election this fall could be beyond reach, said Reneé Kolen, the Curry County clerk, who has one full-time staff member left in her elections division, and is facing another possible 30 percent cut in funding this year in her budget.

If you don't agree to high taxes, the police will not respond, and no more elections will be held. It will be like living in the Palestinian territories. And then criminals will be released to terrorize you until you change your mind.

So the county budgets must really be cut to the bone if they are releasing criminals! I decided to take a quick look at the budget of Josephine County.


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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:32 AM

All of the jail overcrowding releases everywhere are for extorting more money from the sheeple.

Politicians purposely don't solve problems and create problems for the very same reason.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 08:38 AM

I thought it was going to be Onion, but it turned out to be rotten eggs.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:07 AM

Oregon, another Libtard Dystopia. :rofl:
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:22 AM

At least Oregon is a "Shall Issue" state according to a quick google search. That'll keep the bad guys busy till the cops get there ( for those few conservatives who will obtain one. ) The rest can sing kumbuya until help arrives.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 09:47 AM

View Postr12driver, on 14 May 2017 - 09:22 AM, said:

At least Oregon is a "Shall Issue" state according to a quick google search. That'll keep the bad guys busy till the cops get there ( for those few conservatives who will obtain one. ) The rest can sing kumbuya until help arrives.


And Oregon is ALSO a "castle doctrine" state. For a 'blue' state, Oregon is surprisingly firearms friendly. But then, the state is really only blue because of the Portland metro area.

Oregon Revised Statutes:

161.219 Limitations on use of deadly physical force in defense of a person. Notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 161.209, a person is not justified in using deadly physical force upon another person unless the person reasonably believes that the other person is:

(1) Committing or attempting to commit a felony involving the use or threatened imminent use of physical force against a person; or

(2) Committing or attempting to commit a burglary in a dwelling; or

(3) Using or about to use unlawful deadly physical force against a person. [1971 c.743 §23]
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:15 AM

View Postpepperonikkid, on 14 May 2017 - 07:39 AM, said:

Douglas County residents voted down a ballot measure that would have added about $6 a month to the tax bill on a median-priced home and saved the libraries from a funding crisis. So this spring, it has been lights out, one by one, for the system's 11 branches. The Roseburg central library here is the last to go.

A tax increase of only $6 a month! Or $72 a year! If you believe that.


And perhaps, as also happens in too many other places as well, the residents of Douglas county have been burned too many times in the past by agreeing to "A tax increase of only _____" and then the money just gets frittered away.

And if the residents of Douglas county wanted the libraries open, there's nothing stopping anyone from donating to or endowing the library. Heck, that's how most public libraries in the USA got started anyway. (Anybody ever heard of Andrew Carnegie?)

As for Josephine county taking 9-1-1 calls after hours? living in Oregon at the time, I remember it being somewhat controversial in the mid '00s when the county wanted to build their own call center rather than sharing one with the city of Grants Pass. Many considered it a waste - bear in mind the county is only ~80,000 residents total, and almost half of that is Grant's Pass. factor in the Grants Pass "vicinity' and well over half, maybe even 3/4. Perhaps they concluded that it WAS a waste.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 10:56 AM

This is how government controls the people. They exercise their power with money allocation. Nothing new as this has been going on for centuries.
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 01:39 PM

Law abiding citizens of Oregon now is the time to join the National Rifle Association, but at least one gun and learn to use it
so you can protect yourselves if these criminals every try to harm you and your families.

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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:23 PM

Over half of Oregon is owned by the Federal Government.

Total state acreage: 61,598,720
Total federal land acreage: 32,665,430
Federal land percentage of state: 53%

How about they pay taxes on that land? How about they allow us to utilize the resources on that land?
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