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Thank you David Madore for defending the citizens of Clark County from corrupt and abusive governent.
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David Madore has my vote for Clark County Council Chair.
Psalms 118:22 The stone which the builders discarded has become the cornerston
What happens when leftists (big government tax and spend liberals) control state government?
When tax revenue increases by billions, is it ever enough?
Businesses cannot renew their business licenses. When trying to do so today, the Department of Revenue disabled their website with this message. (Click to enlarge for a clearer picture.)...
Such dysfunction reveals dysfunctional individuals holding public offices reserved for competent citizen representatives.
ClarkCountyToday.com is ramping up for our community.
One of today’s stories covers the county once again charging citizens a fee each time they use their already-paid-for county parks that they already pay taxes to use.
The story does not cover the cost to taxpayers to pay fee collectors, accounting staff, management staff, and auditing staff to collect, process, account, manage, and audit $3 fees. The average county employee costs taxpayers more than $200,000 per year wi...th wages and benefits.
Hint: It's a net loss for taxpayers and park users.
www.Fastnav.com is launched!
Clark County Citizen News – Stories and videos at a glance.
Let’s share this new voice to see and hear firsthand what’s happening in our community and beyond....
The site is being populated daily and continues to be enhanced. I welcome your feedback to make our community resource better. Got a story to share? Want to publish your own stories? I invite you to email me: email@example.com.
Let’s turn on the light and spread the word. Thanks
Why I stepped up – to get Clark County working again.
Mission accomplished. Here’s the result. Our county's job growth went from the slowest to fastest of the 39 counties in our state from 2013 – 2016. The flywheel momentum will carry us for a while as new construction continues on projects started before the county reinstated huge fees for job creators in January.
Compare our performance in the economic race against Portland Metro, Oregon, Washington, and the US as we chos...e to unleashed free enterprise here at home during my tenure.
Clark County: 4.5%
Portland Metro: 2.0%
Clark County added 6,900 jobs in the last 12 months.
Construction & Resources: +1,100, 10.0%
Professional & Business services: +1,300 jobs, 7.0%
Financial services: +500 jobs, 6.3%
Manufacturing: +400 jobs, 3.1%
Trade, Transportation & Utilities: +1,000 jobs, 3.5%
Education & Health services: +1,100 jobs, 4.5%
Leisure & Hospitality: +500 jobs, 3.4%
Other Services: +300 jobs, 5.4%
Government: +700 jobs, 2.8%
Our unemployment rate was 6.0% (a historic low) as more people enter the workforce.
Economist Scott Bailey's November jobs report is here: http://davidmadore.com/…/wp-…/uploads/2017/02/PR-2016-12.pdf
His detailed Excel file is here: http://davidmadore.com/…/2017/02/Employment-Tables-1612.xlsx
If your brain works like mine, you subscribe to reality that connect the dots of cause and effect. The evidence confirms or refutes our beliefs. For me, that’s the real world we live in.
Others explain such results as mysterious luck because it conflicts with their political ideology. Such views govern an alternate universe.
How do you connect the dots?
See the concise contrast between bogged down bureaucracy wasting other people's money compared to practical solutions working the way that fast efficient smart competive best in the world business would get 're done.
Because the truth matters - learn the straight scoop. Competent leaders choose competent leaders to get the job done.
Thank you Liz Pike for faithfully representing the citizens who voted overwhelmingly to oppose light rail and tolls and voted in favor of an additional toll-free highway across the Columbia River.
Your courageous leadership is so needed for our community.
My Good BILL of the week: HB 1222. In case our local FAKE NEWS organization mis-quotes me, I'd like to publish my position in its entirety here on FB. This wee...k, I introduced House Bill 1222, creating a bi-state bridge legislative work group. I'm linking the bill below this statement.
Addressing new cross river solutions to improve freight mobility and relieve traffic congestion remains a top priority. In many recent conversations with Oregon state legislators, it is clear they want a process, not a project. I agree with them. Nothing will be built across the Columbia River until Oregon and Washington legislators sit down, eyeball to eyeball across the table to discuss and come to agreement on affordable solutions that our citizens will support. House Bill 1222 is an action bill that achieves this.
HB 1222 is even better than the 2016 version that passed out of the House Transportation Committee with a unanimous vote. While the new version keeps the committee to eight legislators from each state with an equal number of Democrats and Republicans, it directs the legislative work group to address not just the I-5 corridor, but to also identify new corridors and develop a 10-year plan, 25-year plan and 50-year plan.
Giving up has never been an option. I will support this effort or any other similar bill offered by other legislators so long as it achieves stated objectives to improve freight mobility and relieve congestion with affordable options.
This 19-minute incredible inaugural speech by President Trump launches America’s potential to prosper and thrive as a united nation.
Here are just a few excerpts from the many concise action commitments that started with two humble words: "Thank you."
We will rebuild our country. We will get the job done....
Today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another. But we are transferring the power from Washington DC and giving it back to you, the people.
We will build new roads, highways, bridges, airports, tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.
We are protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.
We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action, constantly complaining, but never doing anything about it. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
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Please pray daily for President Trump and his administration. His success is our success as a united nation.
How to turn transparency and open government into meaningless nonsense. The intent of the law is trashed by foolishness.
Other countries are doing amazing things. It’s time America takes the lead!
Clark County can easily build a 3rd and 4th toll-free bridge. All it takes is vision and leadership.
We can get ready for the trillion dollars in federal funds to build new highways and bridges for our future. Clark County citizens voted multiple times against foolishly expensive and corrupt Light Rail funded by tolls....
Citizens county-wide said yes to build new toll-free bridges. Say no again to the CRC Light Rail Tolling train boondoggle falsely rebranded as a "Bridge Replacement". Our future is not a 20th century train funded by tolls while we sit in gridlocked trafftic congestion.
Our future is freely moving our economy forward with freight highways and transportation freedom with a new 3rd and 4th toll-free bridge.
We can do it!
This is a key reason that this business guy (me) from the private sector stepped up to help our friends and neighbors in Clark County for the last 4 years get back to work.
What happens when free enterprise is unleashed?
Here's proof that when we got government out of the way of small business, Clark County outpaced all other commu...nities. See for yourself!
The graph pdf file (enlargeable) is here: http://davidmadore.com/…/uploads/2016/12/JobGrowthGraphs.pdf
The Excel file (provided by Washington Regional Economist Scott Bailey) is here: http://davidmadore.com/…/BaileyDec22Data09_08_thru_11_16.xls
(Fields with _n suffix are normalized. Other fields are original raw data)
Eileen Quiring pledged to faithfully represent the citizens of Clark County today.
A humble heart is a good sign as she said “with God’s help, and with your help” she will strive to do her best to faithfully serve the citizens of our community as a Clark County Councilor.
“Those who honor Me, I will honor...” – 1 Samuel 2:30...
Please pray that God will give wisdom to each of our leaders at every level to do what’s good and right, from the heart.