You want jobs but you don't want the business friendly environment that attracts those jobs. Government jobs are dependent on tax revenue from the private sector. Bottom line, Portland needs to attract more private sector jobs. Texas is one of the most business friendly states in this country. I have a feeling a number of Portland businesses will be there shortly. Let's face it, art galleryies on Hawthorne and farmer's markets don't produce the same tax revenue that comes from an intel.
Wow. You guys were in love with him when he was having inappropriate relations with an underage boy but now he's sparked your ire. I agree this is a horrible plan... similar to others that have failed in numerous cities creating nothing but crime hotspots and drains on local coffers. I'm just curious, if there is a child molester who opposes Adam's development plans, will the Mercury support his campaign?
Is this supposed to be funny?
But if the police attempt to enforce any law there the Mercury will print a law disaparaging them.
Hippies are all for taxation until it hits their precious weed. Pay up bitches, the rest of us are.
This is good reporting. And on a side note (and a completely biased one), they'll cut the addiction treatment then spend three times as much incarcerating the junkies when they get busted for possession or robbery or assault...They could probably cut half their budget with no noticeable change in services and keep programs like this. Let's start with elected officials' salaries.
Because MLS has been such a money winner in every other city... Just like WNBA
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