Originally Posted by chickened
Don't move to Oregon. We have high unemployment, high property taxes, high income taxes, they want everyone to ride bicycles or mass transit, our highways are ancient and traffic sucks, the urban rural divide is horrible, our state is broke like California's, we have medical pot cards, you can off yourself legally, free health-care, high influx of the homeless, sex offenders are not jailed, oh and yes it is beautiful here. And did I mention it rains a lot?
Are you unhappy in Oregon or do you just want people not to move to Oregon?
As a resident of Oregon, you should know that different regions of the state have different weather, including rainfall. Eastern Oregon is dry. The area around Klamath Falls in Southern Oregon gets about 15 inches of precipitation a year. And as mentioned, if people live in areas of heavy rainfall, they can collect the water. Oregon is ranked 40th for overall tax burden, with 50 being the lowest.
Unemployment -- the entire country has experienced high unemployment in the last few years, but the economy is improving.
medical pot cards -- I believe in free choice.
Doctor-assisted suicide -- Again, I believe in free choice.
Free healthcare -- Where do I sign up?
Influx of homeless -- I am guessing the homeless are mostly in cities.
Sex offenders are not jailed -- If this is true, I don't like that.
Oregon is sounding pretty good to me.
Edited by Bullitt - 2/18/12 at 11:39am