You may know by now that I've spent a lot of time on the campaign trail talking about the need for government accountability. Thankfully, I'm not the only one talking about it these days. Hardly any time goes by without more reports of government waste coming out in the news. Here are just a few recent examples:
- Remember the Oregon Department of Housing and Community Services' not-so-affordable housing? Well, they're back in the news. Turns out much of the subsidies they provide go to rich people!
Last month I wrote about the $100 million settlement between Oracle Corporation and Oregon over the Cover Oregon debacle. Since then we've found out that this settlement could end up costing taxpayers at least twice that much!
- And then there's this story about a 5.5 mile highway project that cost taxpayers $365 million (well over two and a half times the budget). The Oregon Department of Transportation decided it was time to party, but it seems unlikely the state will learn from its extremely costly mistakes.
These are just some of the latest examples of government gone wild. I don't know about you, but I would like to stop having to read about government waste and start to see some real change. This election is about breaking the one-party rule that is destroying our state.
Please consider making a contribution of $25, $50 or $100 to my campaign today to continue the fight for government accountability!