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Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by $4.9 billion in government subsidies

Thursday, December 1, 2016


…Tesla Motors Inc., SolarCity Corp. and Space Exploration Technologies Corp., known as SpaceX, together have benefited from an estimated $4.9 billion in government support, according to data compiled by The [Los Angeles] Times

Editors’ Note: You’ll never hear a Progressive label this as a “cost” to government. That word is reserved exclusively for tax cuts.


Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 126

Wednesday, October 12, 2016


According to The Wall Street Journal, “In 1992… state and local governments collected $836 billion in revenue. By 2015 the total had swelled to more than $2.3 trillion. After adjusting for inflation, it works out to a 79% revenue surge for states and localities, roughly triple the increase in population during the period.”


$16 Million? Going, Going, Gone! Do I Hear $27 Million?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_LargeThe Oregon Legislative Fiscal Office (LFO) says the Beaver State has already spent about $16 million on its lawsuit against Oracle for its role in the Cover Oregon money pit.

LFO also tells us that the total cost could top $27 million. Psst…Guv Kate: Oracle has tons more bucks that it can (and will) spend on this vendetta than you can squeeze out of Oregonians!


Facts That Make You Cringe – Issue 124

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_LargeThe average full-career state government employee in Oregon has a retirement benefit exceeding the earnings of 90 percent of full-time employees in the state. (Source: American Enterprise Institute)

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PERS Bills To Jump 44%

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

FactsThatMakeYouCringe_LargeAccording to oregonlive, Oregon’s Public Employee Retirement System (PERS) will charge schools, cities and other public employers $885 million over the next biennium.

That’s a cool 44% increase from current payments and about 10% higher than previous estimates.

And these guys want to manage your retirement account? Noooo…