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Oregon Democrats’ Path to Destruction

Oregon Democrats’ Path to Destruction

Show Summary: Oregon Democrats aren’t exactly shy about overspending taxpayer dollars. Indeed, they seem quite proud of the devastating 29% tax increase they are in the middle of passing in 2019. So why do they want to take away voters’ ability to fight back?

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Air Dates: May 25 & 26, 2019 | Jeff Kropf

This Week:  There are taxes and then there are extinction-level taxes. Because Oregon Democrats seems to be lurching down the path of destruction — unless they can be pulled back from the brink.

Oregon Democrats: You have too much of your money

The Far-Left Oregon Democrats seems to revel in their super-majority ability to create taxes on a whim. With no chance from the Republicans to be able to stop them. Worse, they seem to take great joy in thumbing their noses at the everyday Oregonians by mislabeling taxes and working hard to take away Oregonians’ ability to stand up in protest.

There is a lot under discussion this week on I Spy Radio. While we know it’s Memorial Day, this is exactly why all those sacrifices were made. So we can fight the battle on the Home Front.

Oregon Democrats: New and Artful Taxes

Democrats are finding new and creative ways to layer taxes on top of other taxes—all while saying but this is just a little percentage and won’t add up to much. Except, when you add all the layers together they add up to a lot.

For example, take the “tiny” .57% tax the Democrat supermajority just passed—the Corporate Activities Tax (more accurately, the Gross Sales Tax). However, this tiny unnoticeable tax (HB3427) will raise $2 billion in new taxes. Most importantly, this bill taxes the gross sales, not net profits. (Yes, this is a sales tax.) In other words, if your low-margin business spends $95 to make a product and you sell it for $100, you will be taxed on the full $100, not your $5 in profit.

Most importantly, that “tiny tax” is on top of any other taxes you’re already paying?

Remember: this gross receipts tax / shadow sales tax is a repeat of a ballot initiative Oregon voters rejected just two years ago. Pesky voters! You don’t get to decide. Oregon Democrats know better.

A Whopping 29% Increase in Taxes

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But that’s just the beginning. In addition to the Gross Receipts Tax, here are a few of the tax hikes the Far-Left are supporting and are likely to pass:

  • Family Leave $1.5 billion
  • Carbon Tax $1.1 billion (at a minimum!)
  • Employee Assessment Tax $500 million
  • Medicaid Tax $335 million
  • Small Business Tax $130 million
  • Kicker Cut $108 million

All told, that is $5.673 billion in new taxes. Counted against the General Fund, that is a tax increase of almost 29%. Twenty-nine percent.

What’s even a more difficult to stomach is not a moment’s pause to even consider cutting spending. When is enough, enough?

Oregon Democrats Want to Silence Ballot Initiatives

And while the Far Left wants to cut the Kicker Tax and keep $108 million of it for government, here’s another kicker: they want make it harder for Oregonians to bring ballot initiatives to the voters. Enough is enough.

It’s time for action. We talk with Jeff Kropf, former Oregon legislator and current head of Oregon Capital Watch Foundation (OCWF.org.) about these staggering new taxes and a potential challenge to the Gross Receipts Tax.

Again. Because Oregon voters defeated this same tax just two years ago. But we can’t stop fighting. If we do, and if the Democrats in Salem get their way, this may truly be the last chance we have.

Tune in this week to hear what’s coming and what to do about it.

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  • Jeff’s group is Oregon Capitol Watch Foundation, which can be found at ocwf.org.
  • No word as of our show airing on the ballot initiative. If you want to be involved or to get updates, you can email Jeff at [email protected]
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  • As Critics of the New Corporate Tax Increase Ponder Referring It to Voters, Democrats Seek to Hinder Signature Gathering (Willamette Week, May 20, 2019)

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What Really Happened – George Papadopoulos and Burgess Owens

What Really Happened – George Papadopoulos and Burgess Owens

Show Summary: George Papadopoulos corrects the record about the depths the FBI went to set him up—different from even recent reporting. He really was a target of the Deep State. Burgess Owens discusses Democrat leaders who still see Blacks as props—not real people to be listened to. Candace Owens, reparations, and the killing of a man trying to make a difference.

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Air Dates: Apr 13 & 14, 2019 | George Papadopoulos & Burgess Owens

This Week: There were two topics in the news this week that have turned the tables on the Far-Left—especially those lurking in the Deep State.  Our new attorney general gave Congressional testimony in which he said that, yes, there was spying on the Trump campaign and it’s worrisome. We agree—it should be worrisome. To all Americans!

Historic Turning Point?

Are we seeing a historic turning point? When the Deep State is now on the run? When the tides are turning?

Aside from Barr announcing that the FBI did spy on Trump, at another Congressional hearing, the brilliant, Black conservative, Candace Owens of Turning Point USA, scorched the earth on two House Democrats. She absolutely destroyed them. First they tried (and failed miserably) to trap her by misrepresenting an earlier statement of hers. Then they proved they weren’t even listening. Candace devastated the two Far-Left Congressmen so much that even Google and YouTube put video clips of her dressing them down on “restricted” mode in a blatantly biased attempt to prevent young people from watching it.

In both instances, the tables turned on the far-left and in both cases the actions directly challenged the Far-Left’s beliefs and anti-American narratives.

After all that we’ve seen unravel—from AG Barr telling the truth about the FBI spying on Trump to Democrat Congressmen getting caught trying to belittle a Black conservative—we are at the beginning stages of a revolution.

The Next Black Revolution: Walk Away

Like Candace Owens, young Blacks are standing up for their rights. Not as angry militants, ready to tear society apart.  They are standing up to be treated with the dignity and respect given to all men and women who are part of everyday America. People who want to see our country succeed.

And our guest, Burgess Owens, explains how Candace not only stood up to these Congressional members as a young, conservative, Black woman no longer to be an object to control but as a person to be respected.

Burgess Owen’s books: Liberalism or How to turn Good Men into Whiners, Weenies, and Wimps and his latest book – Why I Stand: From Freedom to the Killing Fields of Socialism

Also, what about “reparations”? Are they catching on in the Black community? Or are Blacks seeing it as more pandering? And what about rappers like Nipsey Hussle? Nipsey was gunned down after trying to help his community have better relations with the police. Are we seeing the beginning of a revolution here, too? Blacks turning their backs on the narrative of hating police?

Could it be? Are Black Americans beginning to wake up to Leftist policies that have hurt rather than helped?

George Papadopoulos: What Really Happened

But before we talk with Burgess, we go in-depth with George Papadopoulos. First, George walks us through his horrifying time of being a target of the Deep State. The FBI tried to spy on and entrap both him and President Trump. You’ll be shocked to hear the depths to which they tried to manipulate and set him up. Then he goes on to name names.

Check out George Papadopoulos’ new book, Deep State Target: How I got caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump

On this show, you will hear new information on the lies they were willing to tell the press in hopes of destroying George and by extension Trump. In true I Spy Radio fashion, we go beyond the sound bites and to get you what the media has been misrepresenting.  Listen to find out how deeply the FBI were willing to go with their deceptions and who George thinks will end up with indictments. 

It’s an ugly time in our Republic but thanks to these unsung heroes, like George Papadopoulos, Candace Owens, and Burgess Owens, our country is on a path to recovery. Be part of that Revolution. This is don’t-miss-it radio!

Key questions George Papadopoulos wants answered:

Who was Joseph Mifsud? Who was his handler at the FBI? Did Obama know? And who is the mysterious Arvinder Sambei? Is she the next link to the spying operation in the FBI?

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Links Mentioned & Related Info

George Papadopoulos (Segments 1–3)

  • George’s book: Deep State Target: How I Got Caught in the Crosshairs of the Plot to Bring Down President Trump. Order now through Amazon.com
  • Did you catch the name? It’s Arvinder Sambei. Is she the next link in the chain to expose the Deep State?
  • Nunes to send eight criminal referrals to DOJ concerning leaks, conspiracy amid Russia probe (Fox News, April 7, 2019)
  • “Ukrainian to US prosecutors: Why don’t you want our evidence on Democrats?” (John Solomon, The Hill, April 7, 2019)
  • How Did George Papadopoulos End Up On The Trump Campaign? (Daily Caller, Oct 30, 2017)
  • “Former Trump campaign aide [Sam Clovis] says FBI tried to use government informant to create a reason for FISA warrants and push Russia probe forward” (UK Daily Mail, May 22, 2018)
    • “’The FBI and the Department of Justice, they were attempting to create something that did not exist and there was no evidence that it existed, to create an audit trail that would lead investigators on something. Then they would have justification to go back for their FISA warrants and all their other things”
  • The #FakeNews: “For ‘low level volunteer,’ Papadopoulos sought high profile as Trump adviser” (Orlando Sentinel, October 31, 2017)
  • How the Russia Inquiry Began: A Campaign Aide, Drinks and Talk of Political Dirt (NY Times, Dec. 30, 2017)
  • EXCLUSIVE: Cambridge Prof With CIA, MI6 Ties Met With Trump Adviser During Campaign, Beyond (Daily Caller, May 17, 2018)

Related: Take a look at this. Effort to take down Trump part of a international cabal.

Burgess Owens (Segments 4–6)

  • Police race to find Nipsey Hussle murder suspect and Rollin’ 60s gang member nicknamed ‘S****y Cuz’ after ‘a hit is put on him’ as new footage emerges of the moment the rapper was killed (Daily Mail, April 2, 2019)
  • Police urge Nipsey Hussle murder suspect and Rollin’ 60s gang member nicknamed ‘S****y Cuz’ to turn himself in after ‘a hit is put on him (Daily Mail, April 2, 2019)
  • Kamala Harris Supports ‘Some Type of’ Slavery Reparations (Breitbart, Feb 9, 2019)
  • Nipsey Hussle’s body arrives in a hearse followed by a convoy of Rolls Royces – as thousands turn out for massive memorial for the murdered rapper (Daily Mail, April 11, 2019)
  • Here’s what’s in the prison reform bill Trump just backed (Vice News, Nov. 15, 2018)
Socialism’s ties to Islam Part 1

Socialism’s ties to Islam Part 1

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Show Summary: This week we explore socialism’s ties to Islam. Are the two new Muslim Congresswomen jihadists? We get answers form a former jihadist.

Original Air Dates: March 9 & 10, 2019 | Kamal Saleem

This week: In the first of a two-part show, we open our discussion with Kamal Saleem, about the ties between socialism and Islam. Kamal is a former cultural jihadist who converted to Christianity after he’d come to America to destroy it from withing. This week, our focus is: Are there jihadists in Congress?

There are a lot of similarities between the two political philosophies (and, yes, Islam is a political ideology). They both believe in the supremacy of their own ideology. They both believe in collectivism. They both believe in killing the opposition. But it doesn’t stop there.

Our talk with Kamal takes some interesting and surprising turns.

We talk with him about hte two newly elected Congresswomen who are both Muslims. Ilhan Omar has received the bulk of the attention with her anti-Semetic tweets but Rashid Talib is every bit as radical. Both are socialists.

In past I Spy Radio shows, we’ve wondered about the two ideologies—socialism and Islam. They are very similar in their world view (except on societal issues). Both use similar tactics and strategies to further their goals. Lying, obfuscation. Promising one thing and delivering another. Dividing society into groups and making them hate one another. Both socialism and Islam target the same segments of society—the disaffected and disgruntled.

Did you know where Hitler got his ideas on how to cope with “the Jewish problem”?

Tune in to hear the surprising ties between socialism and Islam— from a former cultural jihadist’s experience and viewpoint.

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Disinformation Part 1 – The War that Didn’t End

Disinformation Part 1 – The War that Didn’t End

Show Summary: The Deep State? Fake News? It’s real. And Disinformation is the thread that ties them all together. Former head of Romanian counter-intelligence agency reveals how and why.

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Original Air Dates: Oct. 20 & 21, 2018 | Ron Rychlak

If you’ve ever looked around at the chaos in America today and thought, “this… just isn’t how America used to be,” you’re right. And if you’ve ever thought America is under attack… you’re also right.

Welcome to the world of disinformation. It’s a war that started in 1945 and did not end with the end of the Cold War. Except now instead of Soviet Bloc agents, it’s being waged by socialists and communists right here in America.

Disinformation

On this week’s show, we get a glimpse at what’s really going on. How America has slowly and steadily been under attack, thanks to a counter-intelligence program that started in 1945 but has roots in Russia long before the Soviet Union.

Lt. General Ion Mihai Pacepa, who defected to the U.S., was the head of Romania counter-intelligence and oversaw its disinformation program. He recruited agents to work their way into prominent places in Western society— universities. The Media. Government. Politicians. And their job was to create disinformation that would undermine and destroy Western society.

The purpose was to create doubt and suspicion about the West’s — especially America’s — founding principles. To undermine freedom, free-market capitalism, and especially religion. Even about our own history.

Disinformation was so effective, it essentially rewrote history they’d just lived through. The agents of disinformation managed to destroy the public image of Pope Pius XII, effectively labeling him “Hitler’s Pope” when the exact opposite was the true history.

Disinformation: Part I

Disinformation book coverOn this week’s show, we talk with Ronald Rychlak, the co-author of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (available via Amazon.com).  In this week’s show, we get an overview of disinformation, what it is, and why it’s far more sinister than either propaganda or misinformation.

On this week’s show, you’ll hear how disinformation is pervasive and get some examples of how disinformation was effective in the past.

Like how a certain returning Vietnam veteran bought the disinformation campaign to discredit America in Vietnam and ended up throwing his medals over the White House fence.

You’ll come away with a better understanding of the Deep State and Fake News. Not to mention how reality is twisted (like the whole “Russian collusion” story line) to undermine America’s institutions and principles.

You’ll also hear tie-ins to so many previous I Spy Radio shows: Deep State, socialism, fake news, the media, even radical Islam.

And be sure to come back next week when we look at specific examples of disinformation. Plus, whatever happened to all those Soviet agents that were recruited and released into the West?

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  • Get a copy of Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism (available via Amazon.com). You will want a copy of this.
  • Russian ‘dezinformatsiya’ throws U.S. politics into chaos (The Globe and Mail, January 11, 2017)
The Kavanaugh Hearings | Lies, Damned Lies, and John Brennan

The Kavanaugh Hearings | Lies, Damned Lies, and John Brennan

Show Summary: This week, we look at the Kavanaugh hearings from someone who went through something similar. Former CIA officer, John Kiriakou faced accusations from John Brennan, was lied about on a national stage, and his entire life and career hung in the balance because they made claims against him that were impossible to prove or disprove. Did we see the Deep State at work in the Kavanaugh confirmation?

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Air Dates: October 6 & 7, 2018 | John Kiriakou

Former CIA officer, John Kiriakou, talked about an unclassified CIA program: water-boarding terrorists. But the CIA didn’t like it and tried to put him in jail. But he was cleared of all charges. Only to have the case re-opened by John Brennan after Obama got elected. As a result, Kiriakou was forced to go to jail when John Brennan bankrupted him into taking a plea deal. Along the way, he was lied about, the CIA and FBI made outrageous claims that couldn’t be proved or disproved. And it all played out on a national stage.

Instead of being called a “rapist,” John Kiriakou was called a “traitor.” He and his family received death threats. This highly decorated CIA officer’s entire life was upended because of a lie.

Needless to say, he knows what Brett Kavanaugh is going through.

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The Kavanaugh Hearings: From Someone who Knows what it’s Like

John Kiriakou knows what it’s like to have your life in the balance — weighted down by a huge lie on the other side of the scale.Crying Democrats at the Brett Kavanaugh hearings with John Kiriakou on I Spy Radio

Because of this, he has some real empathy for what Brett Kavanaugh went through. We talk to John about his experiences, what you go through when you face unprovable accusations, and how he dealt with it.

Also, we tap into his training as a CIA officer and how to tell who was lying. The answer may surprise you.

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Not Mentioned but Worth a Look

  • Prison reform – “if a conservative is a liberal who go mugged, a prison reformer is a conservative who was jailed.” (“The Unlikely Force Behind Prison Reform” by John Kirirakou, Consortium News, Aug. 31, 2018) [Refers to Jared Kushner, whose father went to prison for illegal campaign donations)
  • Pardon? (“Why Trump’s Next Pardon Should Be CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou,” The American Conservative, June 12, 2018)
Uncomfortable Questions – FBI Spygate, North Korea & What Happened in the Oregon Primary

Uncomfortable Questions – FBI Spygate, North Korea & What Happened in the Oregon Primary

Show Summary: Uncomfortable questions in this week’s I Spy Radio Show. The FBI’s Spygate, the real reasons the North Korean peace talks were cancelled, and the Oregon Primary: what happened, how to fix the Oregon Republican party. Can it be repaired? And how?

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Air Dates: May 26 & 27, 2018 | Kristina Wong & Jayne Carroll

On this Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who’ve gone before. We salute those who died in the service of this country, who put their lives on the line to protect and defend our country.

But we also should remember those who came before us who helped build this country. Who lived perfectly ordinary lives. Who taught us. Preached sermons. Who raised crops and businesses and the next generation. Who voted and participated and who helped keep alive the dream our Founding Fathers gave us.

We all know the saying, freedom is one generation from extinction. And while that’s true, we also hear all the time that our freedom is under attack today more than it ever has been before. But it really is true. Our Freedom is under attack now more than ever. Why? Because the enemies of Freedom keep coming up with new and inventive ways to undermine freedom.

Think for a moment of where we are today. And then think how bad it will be one generation from now.

FBI Spies and Lies

In the 70s it was Watergate. A second-rate burglary of a political opponent by operatives of the Nixon administration that led to a coverup and his resignation.

Now, some 40 years later, we have “Spygate”.

Instead of a second-rate burglary by political aides, the Obama administration used actual trained and hired spies and informants from the FBI to go after a political opponent. This led to a coordinated and well-planned effort to stage a not-so-silent coup attempt of a duly elected president. We’re in the middle of the attempted coverup. But will Obama face charges? Will his co-conspirators face charges?

A generation after Nixon, we have less freedom and less Justice. Every aspect of our life is spied on by every element of government. In Nixon’s time, people went to jail. Today, those responsible for spying on a political opponent seem highly unlikely to face any real justice. You can barely even fire them.

Uncomfortable Questions about FBI Spygate

Imagine the non-stop howling and shrieking by the mainstream media if George W. Bush had used the FBI, CIA, and to investigate Obama because they thought he might be a Muslim.

They’d still be wiping up the blood from the set of CNN as a steady stream of heads exploded non-stop for months at a time. But the FBI’s Spygate? Silence and denial where there should be utter

But something strange happened as a result of Obama was weaponizing the federal government against its citizens: the truth came out. Yes. The truth. The Russian collusion has gone out the window. Now, the truth emerges as the FBI Spygate destroys Russian collusion narrative.

The truth is, we know Obama’s FBI, CIA, IRS, NSA, and others were all snooping on candidate Trump. We know Obama was using the Attorney Generals to go after global warming deniers. We know Obama used the IRS to harass and target conservative non-profits.

So here’s the question: was Obama not the first to do this?

Could this be why the FBI has been so unwilling to admit there were actual spies, “human intelligence,” being used to infiltrate the Trump team. And even try to entrap Trump officials?

But where are the sensible Democrats? They’re silent. And that’s a mistake. Because

if freedom is one generation away from extinction, remaining silent only speeds that extinction. If Democrats are okay with Obama spying on and setting up Trump to take a fall — they’re giving permission to Trump to do the same thing to a Democrat opponent.

We should all be united on this. Freedom is worth defending. Even if it means fighting for your opponent’s rights and freedom.

This Week’s I Spy Radio Show

On today’s show, we’ll talk national issues with Kristina Wong of Brietbart News. We’ll talk the demise of the Russian collusion narrative, we’ll talk SypGate, and a surprising reason why the NK talks may have suddenly been cancelled.

And we’ll talk statewide issues with The First Lady of Conservative Talk Radio, Jayne Carroll. We’ll ask some uncomfortable questions about what happened in the Oregon primary.Sam Carpenter supporters think Greg Wooldridge may have been a plant to split the conservative vote and get Knute Buehler in. Was he?

Regardless, the Republican Party of Oregon is floundering. And failing. Declining numbers of voters  registered as Republicans (a paltry 27%), no energy, no excitement, and a poor turnout in the primary. What can be done?

We’ll discuss repairing the Republican party here in Oregon and what that might look like.

What are your ideas to fix the Republican Party? Does it need fixed? Does the party need more control over who runs as a Republican? Is it just more money?

We’d love to hear from you! Comment below, send an email (mark @ ispyradio.com). Or send a tweet or direct message to us, @ispyradio.

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Related Links

  • Sources: FBI Agents Want Congress To Issue Them Subpoenas So They Can Reveal The Bureau’s Dirt (Daily Caller, May 22, 2018)
  • FBI Informant Stefan Halper Accused Of Making ‘False’ And ‘Absurd’ Allegations About Russian Infiltration At Cambridge (Daily Caller, May 24, 2018)
  • Trump Hints at China Trade Deal with ‘Different Structure’ (Breitbart, May 24, 2018)
  • Trump is ready to ‘take out the trash’ as he green-lights plan to stop leaks by FIRING mid-level and junior communications aides (Daily Mail, May 22, 2018)
Leadership and Prosperity | Plus Oregon’s War on Business

Leadership and Prosperity | Plus Oregon’s War on Business

Show Summary: Oregon’s Democrat Governor Kate Brown is unleashing hell on small businesses. Find out what small businesses are up against and how candidate Greg Wooldridge says he’ll stop it. Plus: can it be? How one of those “it will start a trade war with China” tariffs  actually paid off big for Oregon and Oregon workers. If they can survive Kate Brown.

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Original Air Dates: Apr. 28 & 29, 2018 | Capt. Greg Wooldridge & Jeff Ferry

This Week:  It’s politics and trade deals—and how good leadership can lead to good deals and prosperity.

Pundits on the Left and Right spewed economic doom and disaster after Trump announced tariffs on China.  Once again, Trump proves the critics wrong as China largely gave in and there was no trade war. But there’s more to the story than just tariffs.

In fact, the tariffs are the least scary aspect of trade with China.

Candidate Greg Wooldridge for Oregon Governor

Greg Wooldridge, Republican candidate for Oregon Governor
Greg Wooldridge, Republican candidate for Oregon Governor

Before we get to those scarier aspects of the trade war, there’s a war being waged in Oregon. Against Oregon businesses and especially small business owners.

We start our show with Captain Greg Wooldridge, a Republican running for Oregon governor. We ask him many of the same questions we asked last week of his primary opponent, businessman Sam Carpenter.  Our goal is to bring you as much information about these two conservatives that we possibly can so that when you fill out your ballot you feel confident of your decision about whom you think can win in November.

We talk with Greg about Oregon’s economics thanks to the Democrats:

  • Kate Brown’s decision to punish small businesses in Oregon by eliminating the Trump tax break (kept by all the other states);
  • The possible Internet Sales Tax that was just heard before the Supreme Court (and how Oregon’s Democrat Attorney General quietly signed the Amicus Brief in favor of it), which will force businesses in Oregon, which has no sales tax, to collect sales taxes — for other states
  • And the suicide-vest of State funding, PERS — which all of us are about to spend a lot more on just to bail out years of Democrat overspending on it

And it’s Governor Kate Brown who’s led us to this financial cliff.

Mentioned on the show: See Knute Buehler’s flyer sent not to Republicans but to Independents

Tariffs are the Least Scary Part of a China Trade War

As the saying goes, love him or hate him, President Trump is delivering.  And it has to drive his detractors crazy to see him succeed time and again. And it’s both sides of the aisle.

When Trump proposed huge tariffs on China, many on the Right screamed foul. Tariffs are always bad, or so goes the meme. Except the supposed trade war that was supposedly about to be unleashed… never happened. In fact, it’s about to benefit a company right here in Oregon. All thanks to one of those evil, “trade-war” tariffs.

How One of those “Trade War” Tariffs is a Win for Oregon

Recently, a solar company in California — which had been making panels in Asia and which was adamantly against Trump’s tariffs — suddenly realized the tariffs meant it was cheaper to make them in the good ol’ U.S.A. They just announced the purchase of a solar manufacturing company right here in Hillsboro, Oregon.

So, yes elections matter.  Whether you personally love him or hate any politician, you need to determine your vote on what you think they’ll deliver for the state or country.

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Greg Wooldridge (Segments 1–3)

Knute Buehler Independent Party flyer
Knute Buehler flyer sent to members of the Independent Party. Why not Republicans.

More info on Greg Wooldridge for Governor:

Greg Wooldridge’s campaign website: WooldridgeforOregon.com
Greg’s Facebook page.
Follow Greg Wooldridge on Twitter: @greg_wooldridge.

Knute Buehler’s flyer sent to members of the Independent Party. “Compassionate, pro-choice, pro-marriage equality medical doctor.” Why not send this to Republicans?

Jeff Ferry Segments (4–6)

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How Oregon will Crush Small Business Thanks to Governor Kate Brown

How Oregon will Crush Small Business Thanks to Governor Kate Brown

Show Summary: Tune in to hear how small business is about to be crushed in Oregon. If you are running for office you need to listen to this show. If you plan to vote for someone running for office you need to listen to this show. If you own a small business or work for one, you really need to listen to this show. You need to know the storm that’s about to be unleashed on small business, thanks to Oregon’s Governor Kate Brown.

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Original Air Dates: April 14 & 15, 2018 | Guest: Jonathan Williams of ALEC

Some states are scrambling for money as big debts are coming due. And Oregon is leading the way—just not in finding the right answers that would promote economic health.

Instead, Democrat Governor Kate Brown seems to be almost working overtime to crush our state’s innovative spirit. So she’s not only killing our ability to not only pay our bills but taking an axe to what could be (with better management) a positive economic environment for small businesses. Or even attract them from other states.

But not in Oregon. Instead, there is a real storm coming for small businesses here in Oregon.

Crushing Small Business. Oregon Style

One of the things you’ll hear in the show this week is how Oregon is targeting small business by divorcing them from the Trump tax break. But then there’s a coming sales tax.

Yes. A sales tax in Oregon.

This is the internet sales tax that is being heard next week in front of the Supreme Court. Oregon small businesses would be forced to collect taxes for states like New York and Washington that have their own sales tax.

Regulations and taxes crush small businesses. Oregon is the example of what NOT to do.But unbeknownst to many, Oregon’s own State Attorney General has signed onto an Amicus Brief to allow a national sales tax on internet purchases.  This will be crushing to Oregon’s small businesses with the increased costs of processing this sales tax. For other states.

It’s the foot in the door to finally create the sales tax Oregon’s Democrats and Big Government Republicans have been longing for.

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See below for an excerpt from the brief that includes not only more taxes but more prying into your personal lives. Have our elected leaders gone insane? Has no one heard of cutting spending?

Oregon Democrats hate cutting spending almost as much as they hate cutting trees.

Show Flow

We start by discussing Congress’s Omnibus bill, which sets the stage for the rest of the discussion.

Then we move to the Left’s “boogeyman”: Kansas and their ill-advised massive tax cut and spending increase. Why? Because the Left uses Kansas to try to scare other states away from cutting taxes. We debunk the myth because what happened in Kansas can help other states learn what not to do (hint, hint Oregon!).

Next, we talk about what Oregon is doing to crush small business, including taking away tax cuts. It’s a punishment that falls on small businesses and only small businesses. Then, it’s the internet sales tax and the grand daddy of spending boondoggles, PERS.

But there is good news (just not in Oregon). Don’t miss what nearby state to watch as the primary example of how smart policies really can create economic health.

Oregon’s Attorney General Rosenblum’s Amicus Brief

“Their [businesses] advanced online platforms boast impressive technology that enables them to not only comply (easily) with State [tax] collection laws, but also capture extensive data about their customers. According to one commentator, an online retailer can effortlessly track demographic information that includes “‘your age, whether you are married and have kids, which part of town you live in, how long it takes you to drive to the store, your estimated salary, whether you’ve moved recently, what credit cards you carry in your wallet and what Websites you visit … data about your ethnicity, job history, the magazines you read, if you’ve ever declared bankruptcy or got divorced, the year you bought (or lost) your house, where you went to college, what kinds of topics you talk about online, whether you prefer certain brands of coffee, paper towels, cereal or applesauce, your political leanings, reading habits, charitable giving and the number of cars you own.’”

The full Amicus brief can be read here (PDF)

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Oregon Governor Kate Brown to Crush Small Business

PERS

  • Editorial: Lawmakers can’t duck Oregon’s PERS burden (The Bulletin, Mar 17, 2018)
  • Huge Bill Is Coming Due For Oregon’s Past Pension System Mistakes (OPB, Feb 2, 2018)
  • Once again, Oregon makes national news. Except, as usual, it’s not for good reasons: “A $76,000 Monthly Pension: Why States and Cities Are Short on Cash” (New York Times, April 14, 2018)
  • PERS task force suggests ways to pay down system’s debt (OSBA, November 1, 2017)
  • PERS: Panel delivers ideas to cut pension deficit by $5 billion (Oregon Live, November 1, 2017)
    • “The panel’s mandate was to leave no stone unturned. But the governor, who is up for reelection in 2018, specifically directed members not to consider changes to pension benefits. Any such changes would be deeply unpopular with public employee unions, who typically back Democrats. Brown also said upfront that she wasn’t interested in selling state parks or forests, which would have proven deeply unpopular with environmental and conservation groups.”
  • If you thought what you read before was bad, read this: Time Bomb: PERS (via Senate Republicans, 2017)

Kansas: the Left’s Anti-Tax-cut Boogeyman

  • VIDEO: Jonathan on a panel at Heritage Foundation, discussing Kansas as the example Leftists point to about tax cuts hurting the government. “What Was Really the Matter with the Kansas Tax Plan: The Undoing of a Good Idea” (Heritage Foundation, Apr 10, 2018) The three key takeaways: don’t cut taxes and increase spending; have a plan to balance the budget, and have the right systems in place.

Here’s some Leftist spin on what happened in Kansas

The Coming Storm for Small Businesses: the Internet Sales Tax

  • Video – Online Sales Tax: Crushing Small Business (ALEC, March 2018)
  • See how the Internet sales tax (and taxes in general) pushes businesses out of state: Internet Sales Tax Hurts Businesses and the States that Pass Them (ALEC, Jan 2014)

 

 

 

What Fuels Oregon’s Health Care Transformation? Lies and Cash

What Fuels Oregon’s Health Care Transformation? Lies and Cash

Show Summary: The one thing the many tentacles of Oregon’s health care system have in common: the lies they tell to sell it. This week we expose the many lies told to pass Oregon’s health care transformation, and our predictions that came true. Oregon’s new health care sales tax—Measure 101? Yep. They lied. Plus, a new tax on small businesses—SB 1528B.

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Original Air Dates: Feb. 24 & 25, 2018 | Lisa Lettenmaier

This Week: We’re talking with Lisa Lettenmaier, who, as an insurance agent pays close attention to the entire health industry, especially the insurance trade and health care/insurance costs.  We call on Lisa whenever we hear of legislative actions related to health care that are going to affect your life.

As we predicted and reported on back when the Coordinated Care Organization (CCO) model was first being implemented as part of Oregon’s health care transformation, our legislators had other motives and that  their “cheaper better system would not work using the CCO model.

This week, we check with Lisa about our past predictions about Oregon’s version of Obamacare and where all this is headed.

Health Care as a Human Right

One prediction about was that the Democrats’ real motive was to turn our health care system into a single payer system—also known as “universal health care” or “socialized medicine.” This has been the dream of Oregon’s Democrats since Day One of Oregon’s health care transformation: a slow, steady lurch toward universal health care.

We can tell you that, exactly as we predicted, Legislators are right now in this session are trying to pass universal health care under the mistaken belief that health care is a “human right.”

Here’s reality. It is not a “right” if it depends on someone else providing it to you.

This is not about “rights,” as those who support single payer systems falsely proclaim (including Republican candidate for governor, Dr. Knute Buehler does) it’s about gaining power.  Period.

And with Democrats firmly in control, the high costs of spending on Oregon’s health care transformation isn’t stopping nor will it go down.  Not to mention plenty of other Democrat pet spending ideas. Think “Cap and Trade,” “Carbon Tax”, and “Sales Tax.”  They’re all barreling your way.

Measure 101: They Lied

Remember Measure 101? Oregon’s new health insurance sales tax? Remember how they just needed this little bitty tax to “save” Medicaid? Remember how it was so desperately needed that if they didn’t get it, the poor and elderly would lose their insurance?

Yep. They lied about that too.

Listen to find out where the money from that new sales tax is actually going.

Oregon Democrats Punish Small Businesses

And don’t miss the discussion on yet new taxes, SB 1528B. The Oregon Democrats are working overtime to take away the very tax cuts Trump’s administration worked to get through. It is a tax on small businesses, including farmers and mom-and-pop stores—except for two professions. Tune in to hear who gets the loopholes.

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When Empires Fall | Russian Collusion and … the NFL?

When Empires Fall | Russian Collusion and … the NFL?

Show Summary: The more the Russian collusion onion is peeled back, the more clear it becomes the Democrats are at the center of it. Story after story this week shows the underhandedness of the Democrats, including setting up their political opponents by using the power of the federal government. Another empire of sorts is falling—the NFL. But could the whole “take a knee” scandal be part of a larger strategy? We know about the Democrats and Russian collusion. but the “NFL collusion” — with whom and by whom — will surprise you.

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The more we peel back the Russian collusion onion the more we see the Democrats fingerprints on every aspect.  As the Inspector General rolls out the recovered text messages we see how Hillary, Warner, Schiff, and Obama look to be involved.

Russian Collusion Collusion Collusion

The latest domino, Senator Warner, wanted to secretly meet with a Russian oligarch in London while being careful of any paper trail.  We find out that two Russian comedians tripped up Schiff when he tried to get dirt on President Trump.  Hmm… These are the same people that jump in front of the nearest microphone to say how Trump is lying and that we shouldn’t trust him.  Hmm…

Forget Russian collusion. Forget Democrat collusion. This is about America.

If we could remove the ugliness of politics, shouldn’t both Democrats and Republicans be united against using the federal government to go after political opponents.? You’d think that even in today’s highly partisan Washington, this ought to be something that everyone could agree on.

But in reality we’re witnessing a moment in history when one side used the federal government to spy, got caught, and is now using the federal government to try to cover it all up. This is horrifying. Or should be.

Are the Democrats only sorry they got caught? Are the Republicans wishing they’d thought of it first? Why aren’t both sides united against stopping it from ever happening again?

KUIK Superstar Jayne Carroll talks Russian collusion on I Spy Radio
KUIK Superstar, Jayne Carroll

But who set the stage for changing the FBI into a weaponized agency?  Was it Obama, who, we found out this week, ” wants to know everything we’re doing.”

We welcome KUIK’s radio superstar, Jayne Carroll to discuss these actions by corrupted FBI agents and DOJ personnel and how our government, that is suppose to be responsive to the American people, are instead being used to do harm and not protect us as they’re supposed to do.

Super Bowl Wrap-Up

Burgess Owens - We know about the Democrats and Russian collusion but is there collusion in the NFL? And Why?
Former NFL star, Burgess Owens. “As heard on I Spy Radio…”

Then we talk with former Super Bowl winner, Burgess Owens, on what is really going on in the NFL and his thoughts of why they’re so protective of those who chose to kneel. He has some fascinating takes on the real reasons why they’re doing it.

Then we discuss the Congressional Black Caucus and their embarrassing performance at the State of the Union Address along with how the Black community is handling Obama’s lies about being involved in the FBI’s surveillance of Trump and the Hillary email scandal, his promises, and what he actually delivered. And is there a shift in the their outlook on Trump?

From Twitter

A great video via @Fight4TruthNow from Twitter that echoes Burgess Owen’s take on what Trump’s first year has meant to the Black community

There’s also this from @MsAvaArmstrong:

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  • Catch the Jayne Carroll Show! LIVE Mondays–Fridays, 3-6pm on KUIK 1360. Don’t live near Portland/Hillsboro? Head to KUIK.com and use their free player.
    Burgess Owens’ book is Liberalism: or how to turn good men into whiners, weenies, and wimps. Check it out in our I Spy Radio Store or jump here to go right to it on Amazon.com
  • FBI Text Message:  POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing (The Blacksphere, Feb 7, 2018)
  • Texts between FBI lovers reveal Obama wanted to be briefed on EVERYTHING happening in Clinton email investigation – after he ‘guaranteed’ he wouldn’t get involved (Daily Mail, Feb 7, 2018)
  • Historical Reference, King Henry II and Thomas becket (Wikipedia article)
  • Uranium One informant makes Clinton allegations to Congress (The Hill, Feb 7, 2018)
  • FBI Missed Clinton Emails Openly MARKED Classified, Wanted To Conclude Probe Before IG Caught Mistake (Daily Caller, Feb 7, 2018)
  • Cash Flowed to Clinton Foundation Amid Russian Uranium Deal (NY Times, April 23, 2015)