Originally posted by EladarI recently visited north east Washington and it was looking very poor. - So, you visited NE Washington, a very tiny part of one of those states, and think that's the whole story? Your tunnel vision is showing.
Really it seems to me that you are painting an unrealistic picture of the West coast. I recently visited north east Washington and it was looking very poor.
Oregon isn't known for its great economy. You cant pump your own gas because oregon needed to save jobs. They needed jobs so badly they passed a law protecting full sevice attendants.
Although Cali ...[text shortened]... her states. When oil is booming North Dakota has the best economy in the US perhaps second to DC
Originally posted by mchillYou are really funny. First you claim that I am talking about one small part of the state then you define all of Oregon as that part along I-5
I recently visited north east Washington and it was looking very poor. - So, you visited NE Washington, a very tiny part of one of those states, and think that's the whole story? Your tunnel vision is showing.
Oregon isn't known for its great economy? Maybe you'd better look at all those help wanted signs from Portland down to Medford.
Originally posted by EladarWhen scrolling through that list, did you notice how oil-rich and deep blue states tend to be near the top, and deep red states near the bottom?
Google state gdp per capita and see for yourself. 2015 Results
Alaska number 1 followed by North Dakota.
California comes in at 9 behind Wyoming and New Jersey.
Oregon comes in at 19 below the average for the nation.
Originally posted by KazetNagorraI dont think so. They have enough money to survive the hit. The big taxes are rhere to suck out any extra money in the average working person's bank account. Keeps the little person in his place, paying rent tothe rich guys.
Those "big businesses" will leave those states any day now and move to low-regulation, low-tax states. Just you wait... any day now...
Originally posted by EladarWhat do you mean, So much for the West Coast Paradox??
I think we can all agree that Oregon does not have a vibrant economy and does not fit the description in the original post.
So much for the West Coast Paradox.