Here we have the local news report (came from AP) on Hillary "Funded by fugitives" Clinton's Oregon steering committee.
Curiously, there is one name missing from the list on that report that is also on Hillary's commitee: John Russell, former chair of the Portland Development Commission.
For those of you who don't know what the PDC does I guess that you have somehow missed the congestion, high housing prices and the slow transition of Portland to a sort of "Netherlands West" if the Netherlands was run by Hugo Chavez. (I think that Chavez, much like Tom Potter, only follows the laws that he likes rather than "the laws as they are written")
"Our Mission is to bring together resources to achieve Portland’s vision of a diverse, sustainable community with healthy neighborhoods, a vibrant central city, a strong regional economy, and quality jobs and housing for all."
I'll translate the buzz words:
PDC: diverse, sustainable, central city
Real speak: We want gays who recycle, take government transportation and will live packed like sardines.
PDC: economy, quality jobs and housing for all
Real speak: We want government to pick the winners and losers (Ikea gets a tax subsidy, Wal-Mart gets sued) and we will provide government housing for heroin addicts
I guess that the scariest part of this is that the former head of a quasi-government agency (all the tax dollars, none of the accountability) is such a partisan activist that he is on the steering committee of the democrat front runner for president.
If the general manager for a local Wal-Mart (or pick your bussiness) was on the steering committee for Mitt Romney you can bet this would be a big deal in the media.