Roosevelt Dinner and Auction

The Democratic Party of Clackamas County invite you to join us on Saturday, October 12, 2019, for the Roosevelt Dinner & Auction. This gala event will be at the Tualatin Country Club and feature a delicious dinner, Congressman Earl Blumenauer and other guest speakers, and a live auction with auctioneer Dave Hunt

Buy your tickets now for our biggest event of the year:  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/roosevelt19

For more information, see our dedicated page – click here .

The Problem with PAYGO

By Bill Street

There are some in Clackamas County who believe that all government spending is bad. They seem to think that tax dollars once collected are piled on the floor of the Red Soils campus and lit on fire while our commissioners dance around, reciting ancient Celtic incantations. We know from firsthand knowledge that our commissioners can dance, but that does not prove they know any Celtic chants.

Now a group of Blue Dog Democrat congressional representatives have signed a letter decrying that the PAYGO guideline was ignored when passing the Dreamer Protection Act. So what is PAYGO, and should we care?

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LOOKING AT SALEM: Ah, the Noble Martyr Dodging the Bullet . . . For Now

By Peter Toll

“What we’ve got here,” said the hard-boiled Southern prison captain with an ominous pause, “is failure to communicate.” What we have here, said the weathered observer of Salem’s political machinations, is not a failure to communicate. Instead, it is a failure to acknowledge defeat, admitting when you’ve lost, you’ve lost.

And that is a breakdown of the social contract by which we all live every day.

The prison overseer in the movie, actor Strother Martin, was the hard guy authority figure. The target of his nasty tone was actor Paul Newman playing a dedicated loner who drank too much and got caught taking a big-ass bolt cutter to a parking meter. 

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