With regards to the Officer Humphreys situation, at what point did we start to feel sorry for people who fight with cops? You know the saying "people get the government they deserve?" At some point the cops should let the people of Portland get the law enforcement that they deserve. As a side benefit, all the criminals from the surrounding communities, where we actually like cops enforcing the law, will pour into the enforcement free cesspool known as Portland. Assuming that they are riding bikes of course.
Regarding tax increases: Over at BlueOregon (where they hate black people, I keep saying it so it must be true) someone with the "YES on more government spending" campaign has put together a "what the state does" list by county.
Children in public schools: 2,208
People on the Oregon Health Plan: 1,983
Seniors and people with disabilities receiving long-term care (in-home, assisted living, nursing homes): 152
People who received an initial unemployment benefit check in 2009: 639
Released criminal offenders under supervision: 47
Tax filers who make $250,000 or more (households) or $125,000 or more (individual filers): 93
I think their point is that 93 people should pay for all that by themselves. You know, because they are successful. Much like treating the criminal as the victim in the Humphreys case, here we treat folks who are asking the rest of us to pay for their health insurance as a "good number" while the folks who are productive are the "evil number." Damn those 93 people for working so hard.