Stimson Lumber CEO: Oregon on "skull and crossbones list"
Miller said he had just returned from an annual meeting that Home Depot hosts for its suppliers, and he explained, as the CEOs and other executives talked with each other, how their "perception of Oregon is incredibly negative."
"It isn't that the marginal tax rate is 100 basis points higher in this state than in that state," Miller added. "It's just an attitude around the political leadership that says, 'You just owe us more, and we expect you to do more.'"
...Miller took a whack at House Speaker Dave Hunt, D-Gladstone, saying that "guys like Dave Hunt doesn't want to know me. They're not interested in me, they're not interested in anything I do. But they assume people like me get up in the orning and put capital at risk, hiring people, paying bills, just so they can raise our taxes one more time."
Whether you are PGE, McDonald's, or Stimson Lumber at some point I wonder when you will simply "shrug" and decide that you are on strike.
Turn off the power, stop providing health insurance and quit making lumber. See if Dave Hunt or Barrack Obama can provide what these businesses always did before the endless government harassment.
Employment doesn't happen to provide job statistics for politicians to brag about, employment happens because someone needs help to provide a product or service and you have a willing employer and willing employee.
Health insurance isn't provided as a charity, it's part of a willing employees compensation package from a willing employer.
Companies don't exist to provide taxes to the public sector, government is a necessary evil which we provide with funds to secure our liberties.