September 16, 2020

Living Within Our Means

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To me, true fiscal conservatism means spending taxpayer dollars the same way in which you manage your household budget. Think about it this way—most people get paid on a regular basis and have to prioritize bills. Rent, utilities, and insurance usually come first, along with debt service like car and student loans and credit card payments. But before you even…

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August 19, 2020

Clackamas County is on the Wrong Track

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After retiring from the military, I set about starting the next phase of my life as a civilian, and I settled into the home that I built north of Sandy. I was happy to enjoy the slower pace of life in my peaceful rural setting. After a while, I started looking around and noticing that things were not as good…

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July 15, 2020

Our Future is at a Crossroad

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This year has been unprecedented in terms of the challenges we collectively face as Americans. The effects of a global pandemic have caused significant disruption and the political reaction to it has caused further economic damage. Social unrest has manifested into troubling demonstrations all over the United States. Many of those protests have turned violent and escalated to clashes between…

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