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Failed economy and who should preside over it

Who better to face the music than the current crop of commissioners?

Failed economy and who should preside over it
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Ever a glutton for punishment I have been reading a lot about failed economies and fragile states , (formerly known as failed states).  From the mouths of our own commissioners, Coos County is kind of mini-version of a failed local economy and is facing a $2.5 million shortfall. The next couple of years are going to be pretty brutal for county services and since the board banked everything on Jordan Cove LNG breaking ground this year and is still timber dependent, it hasn’t seriously looked for sustainable alternatives to fund the county.

 

Even though no one would like to see a strong challenger unseat Commissioner Bob Main if anyone deserves to preside over ad be associated with the carnage… Main is the one. In fact, the whole commission will have the good, bad fortune to be the names everyone will remember. So, given the hole is so big and so deep now, maybe we should wait until the other two run again to start looking for replacements.

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When my oldest son, a Marine, left for war and crossed the border from Kuwait into Iraq in March 2003 I started writing my conscience. After two tours that young combat veteran’s mother is now an ardent peace activist and advocate for social, environmental and economic justice. MGx has matured since those early vents and ramblings and now covers relevant and important local and regional matters in addition to national and global affairs.

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