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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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