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#Obamacare: Employees at failed Cover Oregon exchange receiving $650K in bonuses

Posted by: Phineas on June 27, 2014 at 10:42 am » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And yet Oregon might well reelect Governor Kitzhaber, whose responsibility this fiasco is? How do I get a job where I’m paid a bonus for maintaining something that doesn’t work? Given that the DOA Cover Oregon web site cost the taxpayers around $200,000,000 and that it’s estimated another $40,000,000 will be needed to […]


Don’t we hold our officials accountable, anymore? Updated.

Posted by: Phineas on December 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm » 2 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The answer in too many cases, sadly, is “no.” Via The Campaign Spot, here’s a summary of the fiasco that is Oregon’s Obamacare exchange, probably the worst in the nation (1): In Oregon, the state exchange still couldn’t enroll anyone online at the end of December. The state is relying entirely on paper applications and […]


Pension crisis hits Oregon, collapse of progressive model continues

Posted by: Phineas on November 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas From the sound of this post by Walter Russell Mead, it looks like whoever manages Oregon’s state pension fund made the same mistakes we made here in California: expecting the extraordinary returns on investments enjoyed during the boom years to continue forever and then making big commitments based on those faulty expectations. And […]


Oregon in play? Really??

Posted by: Phineas on August 27, 2012 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Normally I’d call whoever said that crazy, but it is Karl Rove, after all: A lot of the political analysis you hear from partisans is predictable. But sometimes they surprise. That was the case when Karl Rove spoke at a Politico breakfast event in Tampa this morning. Two examples: (1) When asked […]